Posted by: Jeffsayyes | June 25, 2010

Roosevelt Avenue Find – Cocada de Coco

Here’s something I’ve never seen before:

It happened on the Elmhurst Ave triangle. You can usually find at least 3 vendors here. They don’t seem organized at all, each taking a different curbside of the sidewalk. There are tamale vendors, ice cream coners, nut bakers, trinket hawkers and even halal griddlers. It feels like a free for all, with no one establishing their right to the plaza.

On this day, there was a nice, older lady with a cafeteria tray on top of a shopping cart full of plastic wrapped brown treats. I’d never seen it before and it was only a dollar, so of course I had to get one.

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Cocada de coco. Tasted like a caramel macaroon. Strong flavors of coconut and burnt sugar, and it took me two days to eat an entire rectangle. Splitting it among four friends seems like a good idea if you want to tackle it on the spot.

Find it on Roosevelt Avenue.

This was written in preparation for the Roosevelt Ave Street Food Crawl

Links:
Recipe for Cocada de Coco


Responses

  1. Looks and sounds dee-lish! Where on Roosevelt Ave. is she who sells cocada de coco? Not that I can get there from where I am (Ireland), but … wel l… just to get a picture in my mind of where exactly along Roosevelt Ave., where we used to live (in Woodside, that is), and remember how great all the food was there.


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