It was a tip from a savvy reader that steered me to Deli La Union, a little El Salvadoran eatery in East Northport that’s been open about four months.
The counter-service spot has several tables, most of which were occupied the afternoon I stopped in. Overhead, a TV played a Spanish-language soap opera. Behind the counter was a steam table, but the tacos and pupusas I opted for were made to order in the kitchen.
I tried two kinds of pupusas, or stuffed cornmeal cakes — one with cheese and the other with a mixture of pork and cheese. Both were lush and satisfying. Accompaniments were a bright slaw and hot sauce. At $1.50 apiece, these pupusas were a steal. There was also a trio of soft corn tacos ($7), two topped with carnitas, or crisp bits of pork with onion and cilantro, and the other with moist, softly shredded spiced chicken breast. A runaway hit.
Deli La Union is at 246B Larkfield Rd., East Northport, 631-623-6391.