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Not All Burritos Are The Same! Here Are 15 Varieties You Should Try ASAP

Burritos are the best food, we all know it so let’s just admit it. They are portable, all wrapped up in their tortilla, pack a ton of flavor, and are downright delicious. It’s no surprise cooks and chefs around the country are always putting their own spin on this cylinder of flavor. For some, a burrito is a very specific combination of foods, flavors, and textures.  But to others, burritos are anything wrapped in a tortilla. We’ve got it all here-  traditional styles and new school rule breakers. We’ve picked out breakfast, fusion, vegan, Indian inspired, Buffalo wing, Korean inspired, and even a couple traditional burritos. Quite a few of these burritos were found in unexpected places, so pack your bags, grab a friend (or your dog), and hit the road because we have put together a list of 15 burritos you’ll be drooling over by the time you finish reading.

The Breakfast Burrito

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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Well, starting your day, and our list, is Lucy’s Drive In in Los Angeles, CA. The breakfast burrito is where it’s at here. Fluffy egg, crispy bacon, melty cheese, and potato hash browns right in the mix. Just peel back the foil, and enjoy!

The Buffalo Chicken Burrito

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Lover of Buffalo wings? Then you have got to try the Big Willie Style from Lloyd Taco Factory, in Buffalo, New York. It is a flour tortilla, fried chicken, hot sauce, blue cheese dressing (no ranch dressing here), lettuce, tomato, and onion. It’s like a Buffalo chicken finger sub rolled up in a tortilla.

The Spicy Pork Burrito

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The Kimchi Grill in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of New York City, is serving up a fusion of flavors in a flour tortilla. Famous for their Korean BBQ taco truck you can grab their tasty fare on the road or at the grill. Check out the spicy pork burrito with a healthy serving of tangy and savory kimchi wrapped inside.

The Vegan Burrito

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A shout out to our vegan friends- you can have your burrito and eat it too… beachside! In Coconut Grove, Florida you’ll find a ton of choices at Choices Café. Try the Insane Mex with soy chorizo, quinoa, black beans, plantains, onions, pico de gallo, and cashew cheese.   Not feeling the chorizo? Try the Mental Lentil for another filling meal!

The Indian-Inspired Burrito

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Even in the thin mountain air of Denver you can find delicious scratch made burritos. Try the #8 at Scratch Burrito. This burrito is a happy marriage of your favorite Indian flavors and the convenience of a portable burrito. Boasting tandoori lamb, curried brown rice, dill pickle salad, cilantro raita, and crispy onions working together to make a warm, spicy, burrito you have to try!

The Pastrami Burrito

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Oki’s Dog in Los Angeles brings us another big twist on a burrito- a pastrami burrito. It’s packed with smoked beef, cabbage and melty, gooey, cheese. You’ll probably need extra napkins but this burrito is big enough to share.

The So-Cal Baja Fish Burrito

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The Essex Taquiera is bringing So-Cal Baja style fish burritos back east to New York City. This pescado burrito is ready to break its shell with all the flavors packed inside.  It’s stuffed with grilled fish, rice, black beans, cilantro, cheese, green sauce, and red sauce on the side.

The Surf And Turf Burrito

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Feeling Fancy? Try the Surf and Turf burrito from Lucha Libre in San Diego, CA.  Like a New Years’ Eve dinner, this burrito brings land and sea together with grilled steak and lime marinated shrimp.  Add in the avocado and you’d think this burrito was perfect. But wait- there’s more ! Slide in the fresh french fries and top with pico de gallo to make this burrito a feelin’ fancy (without a fancy budget) meal that will keep you full for hours.

The Carne Asada Burrito

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Champaign, Illinois might not be the first place you think of for authentic Mexican, but it is the home of Maize Mexican Grill. Owned by a native of Mexico City, everything is homemade from scratch. Carne asada is the burrito to get here. The authentic flavors of the carne really shine in this burrito.  Plenty of grilled steak and flavor fill this traditional burrito.

The Baby Burrito

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Taco Chuki’s in Seattle, Washington is the home of the baby burrito. That’s right the “baby” burrito. Tired of giant stuffed burritos that make you commit to just one filling? Order a few baby burritos and try several types! Besides, have you ever seen a cuter burrito?

The Bean And Cheese Burrito

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Al and Bea’s burritos are LA famous and with good reason. This not so hidden gem has been serving up burritos in Los Angeles since 1966. The bean and cheese burrito is served “wet” with a smokey red sauce. It’s packed with hearty beans, melty, gooey cheese, and is so flavorful! It’s so packed, many suggest to double wrap your burrito with an extra tortilla just to prevent an explosion!

The Hawaiian Burrito

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Island breezes and ocean sounds, what more could you want? A burrito, of course! Kono’s North Shore is a Hawaiian burrito paradise. Before you hit the beach, fill up with this tasty take on a breakfast burrito.  Even though you’re probably sleeping while it’s roasting, don’t sleep on the Chun’s bomber burrito. The kalua pork in this burrito roasts for 12 hours, then it’s topped with fluffy egg, breakfast potatoes, and cheese so this bomber is exploding with flavor.

The Chicken Fattie Burrito

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The good times are rolling at Rollin’ Fatties in New Orleans with this taco truck. Rollin’ Fatties is the name of the taco truck but also an accurate description of these burritos- they are all nearly bursting at the seams with fillings and flavor. Try the chicken fattie with black beans, tangy red cabbage, and chipotle cream.

Up in Maine, where they are known for lobster, burritos are no exception. El Frijoles is home to the spicy lobster burrito. Sautéed in achiote chili butter and wrapped up with rice, beans, cheese, salsa, and crema this burrito is bringing new meaning to the term “lobster roll.”

From west coast to east coast and everywhere in between, people are making beautiful burritos with seafood, tofu, steak, and beans. There’s no limit to the possibilities of a meal when it’s wrapped in a tortilla!

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A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

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A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

Social media is where people can show off just about anything they create. This includes art in any and all media, like pancake art. Claudia, the creator behind Nappan Pancake art, is the latest artist watching their art reach the masses.

Claudia, the artist behind Nappan Pancake art, got her start because of the pandemic.

The artist first started to play around with pancake art last spring break when the pandemic forced businesses and schools to close. Claudia wanted to get more creative with her kids’ breakfasts since they were now always at home.

“I started experimenting with making Pancake art,” Claudia recalls to mitú. “At first I only used the color of the natural dough and a little cocoa. At first, I just used the ketchup dispensers and little by little I learned.”

Claudia uses her pancake art to honor some truly iconic people.

@nappancakes

Responder a @detodoun_poco233 Cepillín ✨🥞✨ en nuestros ♥️ #parati #fy #HijosAdopTiktoks #adoptiktoks #viral #foryou @cepillintv #pancakeart ncakeart

♬ La Feria de Cepillin – Cepillín

Cepillín recently died and the loss was felt throughout the community. He made our lives joyous and fun with his music, especially his birthday song. Some of the creations are done for fans who request to see their faves turned into delicious pancake art.

The artist loves creating the edible works of art.

The journey of becoming a pancake artist has been a fun adventure for Claudia and her children. The more she has practiced, the more she has been able to do.

“Sometimes I scream with excitement and I go to all the members of my house to see it,” Claudia says about her successes. “Other times it’s just a feeling like “disappointment could be better” other times it just breaks or burns and then I just cry but it usually feels very satisfying.”

You can check out all of her creations on TikTok.

@nappancakes

Responder a @reyna100804santoyo siii🥞✨ díganle que me adopte 🥺 @ederbez #adoptiktoks #hijosadoptiktoks #parati #foryou #viral #fy #art #pancakeart

♬ Little Bitty Pretty One – Thurston Harris

With 350,000 followers and growing, it won’t be long until more people start to fully enjoy Claudia’s art. Her children can’t get enough of it and she is so excited to share it with the rest of the world.

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Viral Video Of Overworked Texas Dominos Workers Burdened By Snow Storm Goes Viral

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Viral Video Of Overworked Texas Dominos Workers Burdened By Snow Storm Goes Viral

Texas’s current power crisis from a devastating storm has disrupted power generation and frozen natural gas pipelines. The is historic storm has driven electric demand higher than the state has ever seen, but it’s not just electric energy being overextended as a result. It’s physical and mental human energy as well.

Recently, an image of two exhausted Domino’s Pizza workers went viral for showing the extreme exhaustion workers are experiencing.

In a post shared to News4sanantonio.com’s Chime In page a user by the name of July DeLuna explained “This Dominos in San Antonio. Working during this crisis. They had a weekend worth of food and it was gone within 4 hours. This team helped those that needed help. These are the essential workers that need recognition. They were the only pizza place open. Every pizza place was closed but dominos stayed open to help those in need.”

Little else is known about the exhausted workers in the viral image but it did rack up over 8K comments within hours of being posted.

“Dominoes better pay them for the shifts they’ll miss while they don’t have any ingredients. With this practical free advertising it’s the least they could do. Otherwise these kind people worked themselves out of already bad hourly pay,” one user commented.

“,As someone who works in the food service industry, the thought of selling out of all product in only four hours and how much work goes in to preparing that much food is unfathomable levels of nightmare fuel,” another noted.

In another response to the image, a Reddit user wrote “I cannot express to you how upsetting it is to be the only food source open during hard times, to still be open and show up to do your job with higher than normal levels of orders, and still get yelled at by management for not having orders out within a window of time.”

Images of overworked and stressed is nothing new of course.

Fast-food workers are often burdened by their field’s daily challenges. In 2020, food industry workers are being forced to endure customer abuse at even higher rates. Last year a TikTok video of a Subway restaurant falling asleep while in the middle of making a sandwich went viral.

“This is actually really sad. I can’t imagine how underslept she is. Not to mention the wage people get paid at Subway… She deserves better,” one TikTok user by the name of Monique Emilia commented at the time. The skincare influencer Hyram also commented writing “Poor thing… Can’t imagine how underslept she is, we’re too hard on service workers.”

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