2016 Taco Tour · East Iowa · Iowa Food · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 10, Davenport

Local, local, LOCAL! Ed Kraklio was expediting the orders and working the dining room today. Fresh Deli was pumping out some of the best farm to table fare at warp speed!
Davenport, IA: Scott County

The Iowa Gallivant is forever searching for delicious tacos and Fresh Deli in Davenport, IA, more than came through for us. They fused together the best of two completely different worlds. They took the spicy and nutty flavors of Thai cuisine and made it into the comfort food that we know and love as the taco. We cruised through their Thai tacos with pulled pork, crisp cabbage, fresh diced cucumber and tomatoes, soft corn tortillas, and topped with chopped peanuts. Damn, these were tasty!

Thai Tacos
Thai style isn’t the only selection of tacos at Fresh Deli. You can also order BBQ, Black Bean, California style, Atlantic Cod, Shrimp, and Tempura Fried Avocado.
Fresh Deli was packed with locals that were telling us how much they visit. They were extremely busy and couldn’t more efficient. From tacos to sandwiches, to hot soups and salads, all their food looked delicious and everything was made with ingredients from their own farm and others throughout the area.

Homemade Sodas
You need something to wash this all down. A trifecta of homemade sodas! They make their own syrup and use their own Nostalgia Farms berries and grapes in these flavor varieties. On tap today was raspberry, huckleberry and concord grape!
When you’re looking for farm to table restaurants, Fresh Deli should be on the short list of Iowa restaurants you need to get to. Tacos come in many shapes, sizes, and loaded with thousands of different ingredients. Davenport won our first culinary crowning in 2015. Can this historic Iowa river town go back to back? We’ll see in December!

Be sure to read about our other taco discoveries in the communities of  Albia, BettendorfColumbus JunctionCoralvilleDavenport, Fairfield, Fort Madison, Iowa CityKalona, KnoxvilleLamoni, MuscatineNorth Liberty, OttumwaSolonStorm LakeTamaTipton, Toledo, Wapello, WashingtonWaterloo, West BranchWest Liberty, and Winfield. One of these towns will be awarded Best Hometown Tacos in December of 2016!

Thanks for reading! -Team Goodvin


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