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Gastronomy Underground

Your Apartment

New York, NY 10017

We’re going to go ahead and assume that your roommates aren’t chefs who have worked at places like Per se and the Nomad, which means you’re probably having a hard time making dinner at home feel special right now. Thankfully, Gastronomy Underground, a delivery-only Mexican restaurant run by chefs who have, is prepared to bring you a $45 meal kit that can help. Every Tuesday and Friday, Gastronomy Underground prepares taco feats that come with pork confit carnitas or a vegetarian option (usually squashes and eggplant in a creamy sauce made of pumpkin seeds), and a side of rice and beans. Perfect pork and fresh corn tortillas aside, every meal also comes with a pamphlet explaining each dish and a QR code linking to a curated Spotify playlist created by the restaurant team to bring some ambiance to your meal.

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On a recent Tuesday night, I found myself sitting on my favorite side of the couch, listening to Los Zafiros with a carnitas taco spread on the table in front of me. It was a whole new level of luxury, and I have Gastronomy Underground, a delivery-only Mexican restaurant born out of the pandemic, to thank. My $45 feast came with a print-out detailing the pre-Hispanic roots of carnitas and ended with a few words about the lean, juicy meat slow-cooked with orange peels that I was about to consume. The order also came with a QR code linking to a curated Spotify playlist made by Gastronomy Underground’s chefs who have worked at places like Per Se and the Nomad - a personal touch that made this deluxe takeout experience feel relaxed and unpretentious. At the end of the meal, I had extra handmade tortillas to eat with beans and eggs the next morning, and a new outlook on delivery.

-ND

All summer long, this delivery-only Mexican restaurant made taco feasts with homemade corn tortillas and other dishes like duck confit and green pumpkin seed mole accessible outside of your average fine-dining experience. And if you haven’t tried them out, their pre-order meals are still available for delivery within Brooklyn on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and they each include a pamphlet explaining the cultural context of every dish, plus a QR code that opens a curated playlist to go along with your meal.

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