In the early days, the duo behind Forsyth Fire Escape used a rope and bucket to lower their burritos from a Chinatown apartment's fire escape to customers waiting down below. They only accepted preorders via Instagram DM, and the process wasn’t dissimilar to trying to score Springsteen tickets.
Now, things are a bit simpler. Forsyth Fire Escape has a Sundays-only residency at a Chinatown bodega from 12-3pm, and you can place an order on their website. There's still only one item on the menu: a $14 burrito stuffed with pernil, fried queso blanco, guacamole, and fish sauce-heavy lemongrass chili crisp oil—all wrapped in a thick scallion pancake. A six-month residency at the Olly Olly food hall in Chelsea is scheduled to kick off around October 2022, and after that starts, pickups will still happen at the bodega, albeit with less frequency.