taco del mar and qdoba: vegan fast food burritos!
went to seattle last week and while i was there, i visited 2 upscale mexican fast food chains that i’d never been to before: taco del mar and qdoba. both serve up awesome gigantic vegan-friendly burritos, but taco del mar comes out on top for having the word “vegan” on their menu, and for making my favorite fast food burrito to date. i’ll let the pictures speak for themselves:
taco del mar beauty wrapped up with a side of hot salsa.
just look at that spinach tortilla, one of many vegan flavors!
it’s what’s inside that counts: black beans (although there are other vegan bean options!), seasoned rice, 3 types of salsa, and pico de gallo. for a full list of what’s vegan at taco del mar (and there’s a lot!) check out their website.
and now for qdoba…
veggie burrito bomb!
i went for the whole wheat tortilla, but white is also an option.
inside was cilantro lime rice, black beans, guacamole and salsa. very chipotle-esque, but even better. for a list of what’s vegan at qdoba, check out the vegan eating out site.
i love burritos, and both of these babies earn high marks from me. like i said earlier, taco del mar’s was extra exceptional…so definitely make it a point to eat there if you ever have the chance.
pokez. all other mexican food, bow down! if you’re ever in san diego, this place is a must.
listen: of all the places i’ve eaten at since i started blogging back in the day, liticker’s mexican grill is definitely one of the most special finds (huge thanks to matt for the tip!). click the pictures above to enlarge…
imagine a small mexican food stand that serves cheap/delicious grub while operating out of a liquor store. one dude somehow grilling up a giant menu that would seem to require a staff at least 4 times the size. awesome. this operation doesn’t only make insane food, but also serves it at insane hours (8am to 2am daily). breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night munchies, you’re covered. add to that, this place has a separate vegan menu—-and not just “leave out the chicken and cheese” vegan, we’re talking seitan burritos, tempeh fish tacos, scrambles, enchiladas, etc. that’s liticker’s.
we hit up liticker’s at 9am for some burritos to see what they could do. in case you aren’t already aware, 9am is not typical burrito hour, but liticker’s brought their a-game. while waiting for our food, we nabbed a table outside the liquor store (not many seats at this place, so your experience may vary) and gorged ourselves on free chips and possibly the hottest salsa i’ve ever eaten.
our food took about 10 minutes from counter order to serving plate, and it was phenomenal. i can personally vouch for the seitan burrito, the tempeh tj style tacos, and the soyrizo potato burrito. all amazing—-and ridiculously so when you take into account that they were consumed at 9am, at a liquor store, in a beautiful beach city.
liticker’s, i love you.
check out their website here and their menu here.