I sent an appliqued jacket up to the Jacket and Patch Art Show at WorkshopSF in San Francisco that I named “The Burrito Jacket”. I took inspiration for this jacket from some of my favorite burrito spots in Los Angeles and San Francisco. You might think I’m just a taco guy:
But nothing could be further from the truth. I love burritos and this jacket honors some of the trucks, windows and restaurants that make my favorite ones. So slap a napkin into your collar because its about to get burrito messy on this blog.
Los Burritos in Echo Park sits dead center in the Bermuda Triangle of drunkenness: The Holloway, The Gold Room and The Shortstop are all within staggering distance. Many people have told me this is the best bean and cheese burrito in the world, but let’s be honest most of them were totally hammered when they ate it.
Grab one of the enormous burritos from Burrito King and hop on a Sunset Boulevard bus. The burrito will last you to the Pacific ocean and back.
Everybody I know in San Francisco takes me to Taqueria Cancun when I go there and I don’t argue with them. Be forewarned, it takes a minute to adjust to the extra rice and stuff they cram into the burrito.
Old School bean and cheese burrito at Al & Bea’s Mexican Food in the heart of Boyle Heights. Get over there and try this burrito before gentrifiers take over and turn it into another coffee place.
This taco truck is a favorite of food writers. It has been featured in many long form think pieces and competed in many on-line burrito brackets.
I remember loving the colorful ambience of El Metate and if someone in San Fransisco recommends a veggie dish, like this burrito, you have to go for it.
Taquerias El Farolito is the other place people that live in San Francisco always take me too when I go there. It really is like a little beacon of burrito light in the fog.
Yet another ridiculous Mission-style burrito place in SF. Throw a rock in that city and you’ll hit someone cooking up a giant, delicious burrito. You split one of these burritos open and it has more stuff in it than the Thanksgiving Horn of Plenty.
Writing this post has made me so hungry I’m about to head to one of these spots and gorge myself on a burrito. Peace!