Monday, September 28, 2015

Vegan Mofo: Tacos Vs. Burritos

Blogging every single day in September and sticking to the daily themes has been tough. But the entire month of Mofo combined wasn't as hard as today's challenge — choosing between tacos or burritos. Yes, that's right. The powers that Mofo be are forcing us to make life's toughest decision.

I thought long and hard about this one all month. And I was tempted to be all, "But I can't choose! You can't make me!" But the more I thought about it, the more I realized, you know, when I go to Chipotle, I usually opt for the tacos but only because they're smaller and less calories. Deep down, I always wish for the nearly 1,000-calorie burrito. So burritos it is! Just by a hair though.

I didn't have time to make a burrito this week. Sadness, I know. So I thought I'd just make this post an homage to burritos past. Here is a rundown of burritos I've eaten and blogged about on Vegan Crunk since I started the blog in 2007. Oh, and for fun, here I am eating my first Chipotle burrito back in 2011 when they opened their first Memphis store.

A close-up of that Chipotle Black Bean & Veggie Burrito with black beans, fajita veggies, rice, and guacamole. This was pre-tofu sofritas — my only choice now.

A Breakfast Burrito with tofu scramble, potatoes, vegan sausage, and Daiya. The recipe is here!

A Sweet Potato & Lentil Burrito from 2008! I don't even remember eating this. Looks good though.

This is the Black Bean & Veggie Burrito from the Hot Mess burrito truck in Memphis. It has squash, sweet potatoes, and peppers. They make their own tortillas, and their veg burritos are naturally vegan, no need to ask for no cheese. Love that! This is a horrible pic, but it's hard to photograph the inside of a burrito!

This is the best way to photograph the inside of a burrito — open-faced! This was the Big Ass Veggie Burrito from Skinny Bitch, which had black beans, brown rice, nacho Teese sauce, and a veggie mix of squash, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, and more. According to the 2009 post about this burrito, I ate it with Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos while watching L.A. Ink on TLC.

A couple shots of my Country Fried Steak Burrito from Wayward Vegan Cafe in Seattle. This giant burrito was stuffed with country fried seitan steak, hash browns, and peppers! OMG!

A big ole Brown Rice & TVP Burrito that I made at home in 2010. Looks like there was some avocado and tomato in there. And red cabbage? I also don't remember this one.

The Bandito Burrito from Vegan Bites — pintos, bell pepper, corn, jalapeno. Kale on the side like you do.

There are LOTS more burritos on old blog posts, but I need to go bed. And I bet you're tired of looking at burritos. So I'll leave you with this most awesome burrito ever — the Tofu Inari Sushi Burrito from the Germantown Whole Foods. Mmmmmm.


Jennifer said...

They all look amazing! I can't choose just one!

Susan said...

Such a beautiful trip through burrito memory lane. I wish somewhere here had sushi burritos, I want one so bad!

Adi said...

I understand your struggle! But more is better. Hahaha

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VeganLinda said...

I love vegan burritos! They all look absolutely delicious!