Gone are the days of perching yourself in a tree and stuffing as many figs down your gullet as you can manage. In this modern world, we have an unlimited number of choices when it comes to food, all of those choices can be stifling. What we need is the perfect food, one that balances convenience with tastiness and isn’t too terribly bad for us. Unfortunately, that wonder food might not yet exist, but do you know what does? Breakfast burritos. They take everything awesome about the first meal of the day (except the toy at the bottom of the box) and wrap it up in an easy to carry tortilla, or… food blanket. Here are the four best that Utah has to offer.
Roula’s keeps it simple. Take a tortilla, stuff it with potatoes, eggs, cheese, and a meat of your choice and wrap that bad boy up. What makes this burrito distinctive is the tomato basil tortilla, which gives it a slight edge over your every day BB and at $6.50 it’s not too heavy on the wallet. They’re open 6:30 – 4:00 Monday through Friday and 9:30 – 2:00 on Saturday’s.
Park City Bread and Bagel
Located at 3126 Kilby Road, Suite L, Park City Utah, Break and Bagel has one of the best breakfast burrito’s I’ve ever had. Six dollars will get you the Pesto Wrap. Eggs, bacon, tomato, and pesto sauce find themselves sharing close quarters inside a tortilla, then subsequently, inside your mouth. Open 6:00 – 6:00 Monday through Friday and 7:00 – 6:00 on the weekend, and located in beautiful Park City so you can catch a flick at one of several Sundance theaters or hit the slopes.
Vertical is located at 2280 South West Temple in Salt Lake City and, unlike every other entry on this list, is an entirely plant based establishment. If you’re health conscious, trying to appease your vegetarian/vegan teenager, or just want to try something new, give Vertical a shot, they’re open 10:00 – 10:00 every day. Their breakfast burrito consists of tofu scramble, faux sausage, sour cream, and cheese, black beans, rice, and red sauce and is served with home cut hash browns. It’s delicious enough that even the most ardent carnivore will devour the whole thing, and it’s big enough to make you regret that decision. The burrito has an eight dollar price point and is worth every penny.
The granddaddy of the list, the holy grail of tortilla wrapped breakfast foods is the Beto’s breakfast burrito. Beto’s is a locally owned fast food Mexican restaurant and can be found all over Utah. They have many burritos but my favorite for any time of day is the breakfast burrito. At four dollars it’s quick and cheap. They keep it simple with just potatoes, cheese, eggs, and the soul of a wizard, on a homemade tortilla. Add some of the green sauce and some lime juice and you’ve got a perfect tube of nourishment. Beto’s is open and serves their entire menu 24 hours a day, so you can get your burrito on, even late at night.