Grab A Bite At This Nova Scotia Taco Joint And You Might Think You Were In Mexico

Dartmouth’s famous local taco joint, Lemon Dogs has opened for the season.

Lemon Dogs is a tiny seasonal taqueria at 54 Locks Rd. in Dartmouth’s Shubie Park and a must visit if you’re in the region.

When they started making tacos in 2015 there were few in Halifax offering hand-made soft-shell corn tortillas along with authentic preparations of taco fillings. The original goal was to fill in this huge gap between what you typically find for Mexican food in Halifax and what it’s really like going to a road-side taqueria in Mexico.

Although a few taco joints have opened in Halifax since then, Lemon Dogs remains the only authentic-style taqueria in Dartmouth! They are also gluten free, regularly have vegan options available, and obtain nearly all ingredients from local farmers and butchers.

It’s a labour of love as the process for making fresh-to-order corn tortillas is intensive and time consuming, and that’s without the even more arduous process of soaking and grinding the corn into masa (which they’d love to eventually do using local valley corn).

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Taco kits MUST be pre-ordered at every week on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Pickups can be selected between Thursday and Sunday.

Quicker-prepared snacks, drinks, and treats such as chips & queso, taco bowls, fresh pressed lemonade, Arnold Palmers, hand-made popsicles & freezies, and more can now be ordered online as well so as to facilitate a completely touchless transaction.

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