Because everyone needs a warm and welcoming burrito in the cold, hard streets of New York.
What to get: Choriso California Burrito
Jump on the L and make way to Bushwick for some seriously delicious San Diego style burritos. Packed with fresh guac, crisp fries, and salty choriso, this renowned burrito is definitely worth the travel. Don’t forget to order Carne Asada fries on the side, because you’re not on a diet when you walk into Lucha Lucha.
Address: 173 Irving Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Taqueria Diana On 2nd
What To Get: The Al Pastor
Al Pastor is the pinnacle of Mission-style burritos in East Village. Made from spit-roasted pork shoulder, this burritos interior is crisp, yet juicy, pairing wonderfully with the house guac and heaps of authentic add-ins. If you’ve never been out west, this is your chance to experience what you’ve been missing out on.
Address: 129 2nd Ave. New York, NY 10003
What To Get: Spicy Chicken Burrito
Discover a Taco Morelos burrito on any side of the East River with food trucks in Williamsburg and East Village, and a small shop in Jackson Heights. Each burrito is densely packed with Oaxacan cheese, rice, beans, tomatoes and crema that delivers a decadent bite every time. If you’re feeling adventurous, pick up the famous goat soup for later… because you won’t be able to take on more food after their massive burritos.
Address: Williamsburg: N 7th and Bedford.
East Village: 25 Ave A (at E 2nd St)
New York, NY 10009 United States
What To Get: B.Y.O.B.
At this Lincoln Square cantina, you’re the Creative Director of your flour encrusted fantasy. Imagine braised brisket, toasted pumpkin seeds, and a trio of melting cheese beautifully wrapped in a personalised burrito… you can even add quinoa if you’re pretending to be healthy. The BYOB let’s you fill up on any goods El Mitote has to offer, alongside some of the best tortas, margaritas, and guac (seriously) on the West Side.
Address: 208 Columbus Ave. New York, NY 10023
What To Get: Bulgogi Burrito
Korilla, famed in East Village as “the Korean Chipotle”, brings Korean flair to the traditional burrito. Trade the standard meat filling for thinly sliced, marinated bulgogi. Infuse with B.K.F.R. (applewood smoked bacon, kimchi, fried short grain sushi rice), some pico, and refreshing horchata. Now you’ve got one hell of a flavourful meal in your hands.
Address: 23 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Taqueria Y Fonda
What To Get: Outrageously Sized Spicy Pork Burrito
1 massive burrito, 2 normally sized meals. For a mere $10, this hole-in-the-wall haven fills everyone from hungry grads to economical dads with their two kids as well. Everything here is made fresh, and each guest has access to an endless supply of 3 different salsas. There’s even avocado in the spicy green salsa, and they never raised the price when Whole Foods did. So thanks Taqueria y Fonda.
Address: 968 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
What To Get: Grilled Chicken Burrito
Simple, yet everything you need. The grilled chicken burrito may look small from the outside, but once you dig in, a crema world of burrito awaits your taste buds . Flavourful grilled chicken, pico, cheese, and sour cream completes this on-the-go feast. Comes with chips, mild red sauce, and a spicy, bright green sauce that ruthlessly awakens the senses.
Address: 885 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019
What To Get: Rojo Pork Burrito
What was once a pop-up around Brooklyn has found a home on Fulton Street offering Mission-style burritos in BK. For newcomers, the alt-menu rojo pork is one to write home to mum about. In this letter, mention the massive slices of avocado, refreshing scoops of pico de gallo, and plump, seasoned pinto beans. Don’t forget an honourable mention for the choriso infused refried beans. That’s what all the hype is about.
Address: 922 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238
What To Get: Carnitas Burrito
You’ll be sullen to pass up a Carnitas Burrito at Varrio 408 you’re near Prospect Park. Chow on slow-simmered, tender pork wrapped in fresh handmade tortillas with an extensive, fresh salsa bar. Order with a glass of watermelon juice for a refreshing touch to this hefty snack.
Address: 412 5th Ave Park Slope, NY 11215
What To Get: Steak Burrito
LES natives praise this local, no-frills spot for serving up “the best burrito in the world”. Perfectly seasoned steak snuggles in with a tomatillo puree, guajillo salsa, and then drenched in sour cream. Get guac on the side and a bottle of hot sauce and you’ve got yourself a staple in this part of town.
Address: 69 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003