Factory Tamal

Cafe Grumpy Reclaims Adjacent Store at 13 Essex Street for ‘Training Lab’

Posted September 22, 2017 at 5:11 am

With Factory Tamal now up and running on Ludlow Street, its former location is back in the hands of its maker, so to speak. Cafe Grumpy just reclaimed the other half of its Essex Street coffee shop. We are told that the south store of 13 Essex Street – formerly the cafe’s on-premise bakery – […]

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‘Factory Tamal’ Reopens in New Ludlow Street Location

Posted August 18, 2017 at 5:07 am

Factory Tamal is now up and running in its new Lower East Side location. The tiny dispensary relocated yesterday around the corner to 34 Ludlow Street. The move comes at an unusual time, as the business just debuted five months ago. We were told by ownership that the change in scenery is due to a […]

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‘Factory Tamal’ is Moving to a Larger Spot on Ludlow Street

Posted July 11, 2017 at 5:08 am

Operational on Essex Street for nigh on five months, Factory Tamal is already headed to greener pastures. The mom-and-pop snack shop, which had replaced Cabalito Pupuseria, is now in the process of relocating around the corner to 34 Ludlow Street (at Hester). Restaurant workers confirmed that the move is due to a need for more […]

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‘Factory Tamal’ Finally Opens on Essex Street

Posted March 10, 2017 at 5:15 am

The latest entrant to the budget eats enclave on Essex Street is here. Factory Tamal, which took over the lease from Cabalito Pupuseria at the end of December, finally made its debut this week. The cubbyhole snack shop had been ready to go since mid-January, but was sidelined due to purported permit issues. All the while, a […]

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Cozy Tamale Spot ‘Factory Tamal’ Readies Essex Street Push

Posted January 4, 2017 at 5:09 am

It’s a period of transition for the no-frills food enclave on lower Essex Street. (Some have taken to calling it a “food court.”) Both Sam’s Spring Roll and Cabalito Pupuseria – which opened within two months of each other in the spring of 2015 – closed shop last month. With regard to the latter, there […]

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Cabalito Closing Shop after 2 Years on Essex Street; Factory Tamal Taking Over

Posted December 28, 2016 at 5:11 am

Popular Salvadoran eatery, Cabalito Pupuseria, is calling it quits at the end of the week. News of its demise had been circulating two months ago, but didn’t come to pass until now. Last day in business is December 31. Owner Randy Rodriguez – former barista at Cafe Grumpy next door – is closing Cabalito of […]

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