Friday, March 16, 2007
The Ultimate Burrito
I was a bit opposed to writing about this subject because I was trying to keep the focus of my blog more on sit down, waiter service chains but I have realized that I can not ignore so much of the chain restaurant world. Therefore I am going to also write about a few fast food places. The first type I will cover is my absolute favorite, the burrito place. Burritos are a relatively new favorite food that I love but I think I have eaten enough of them to really appreciate them. I am going to talk about my three favorite Burrito places. Amazingly I think of the three I am going to write about all three are really delicious and awesome. I can not think of any other chain group where all three main choices are all stellar.
My favorite chain burrito place is Baja Fresh. I discovered this wonderful establishment while living in DC. I loved it so much that I even made my friend Nina drive to some random Boston suburb to try it for herself once I moved back to Beantown. I think she loved it too so I doubt she minded the drive.
This place really lives up to it's name because no word better describes it - FRESH!
The burritos are so fresh tasting and delicious. You totally do not feel like you are eating fast food. I always get the Burrito Mexicano because it is so yummy I do not feel the need to try anything else. What I also love about this place is that they give you chips and salsa with your burrito. It is a nice touch that I appreciate.
My second favorite burrito place is now Qdoba and I am pleased to announce that it is now opened in Manhattan in my hood. Yippee!!! I am not going to lie, I have only been there once but I enjoyed all the different types of burritos they offered. I got the fajita burrito and it was very tasty and filling. What I like about burrito places is that you can tell the people what you like and dislike and really get the meal made the way you want it. I am for sure going to try the pesto burrito that they have because I am obsessed with pesto.
The third burrito place on my list is Chipotle. The only reason it is not higher is because you get more options at the other places. I mean believe me, I really love Chiptole and go there a lot I just kind of think the other two are a tiny bit better. I do applaud Chipotle though for opening up a large amount of locations in Manhattan. I encourage the other two to do the same. At Chipotle I either get the steak fajita burrito or the chicken one. Sometimes Chipotle can be a bit spicy for me, I think they make the chicken much more spicy than the steak. If I am feeling tame I get the steak. They also have really good guac. At most of the Chipotle's in Manhattan the line at lunch time is so, so, so long which can be very frustrating but now they have this cool feature on their website where you can order online and pick it up in around 10 minutes. I pretty much only order Chipotle that way now. Oh I should also mention that when the first Chipotle opened in Manhattan I went on the day it opened because I was so excited for it's arrival.
OK so that is my take on burrito places. Let me know what you think.