This is going to be super short, but it deserves it’s own blog post because it’s that good. I’ve never been to Vive La Tarte before, but I heard they have a tacro (taco + croissant) and because I’m sadly one of those millennials that have to try the newest craze, so I made a trip to the city during a day of funemployement to try one.
There are 2 Vive La Tartes in the city, but I think only the kiosk that’s attached to the Ferry Building sells the tacros. Though they typically open at 8:00am, they don’t start selling the tacros until 11:00am and they have a limited amount. I got there about half an hour after 11:00am and they only had a few left.
They have 3 kinds: pulled pork and pineapple, chicken and avocado, and jackfruit bbq.
Per the cashier’s recommendation, I got the pulled pork and pineapple tacro and took it behind the ferry building to eat it on the bench with a water view.
To my surprise, I loved it! The croissant part that acts as the taco holds the filling together and was super warm, light, buttery and flaky. It also had a perfect crisp on the outside and was soft on the inside. The pulled pork was tender, moist and well flavored. The pineapple was ripe and added a nice sweetness that complimented the flavors of the pork. The sprouts and radish on top didn’t really do much but added a pretty decoration on top. Though it was just one tacro, it was actually pretty filling.
It was worth the hype. I would get this again.