What Chef Tara Thomas Wants You To Know
Restaurants, food, a playlist, and shopping recommendations from the NY-based chef.
Texts With Friends is a monthly column that features... texts with friends.
Fun fact: One time I saw Tara Thomas post from Pho Bang on Mott Street, and now I eat at Pho Bang every Sunday night. When it comes to food, Tara is perhaps the person I trust most. She also happens to be stylish, warm, friendly, and wonderful. I first met Tara at an event in 2019, where she created a culinary experience that involved fresh mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and some other delicious, earthly ingredients I had never heard of before. Tara has been cooking forever, but for her, food is not just the stuff that keeps us alive. It's a conduit for community and memory making. As an urban farmer and founder of non-profit Breaking Bread, an organization that works with urban farms across Brooklyn to address food insecurity via food boxes and meals, Tara is undoubtably a multi-hyphenate. Here's some wisdom she recently bestowed upon me via text (links at the bottom :)).
Get Tara's Favorites:
- Listen to her playlist, Chugga
- Get her Meals chef pants in creamy white/natural
- Shop her Hopp shoes
- Grab a good high-neck tank
- Scoop her Agmes Mother Pearl Earrings
- Get the Sunnei Labauletto Bag