|Good times in Gordito Burrito|
(no, that isn't me).
As marvellous as the cosmopolitan cuisine of this country is we don't appear to be able to get our act together when it comes to making a decent burrito - most burritos I've had in the UK have been either poncey miniscule restaurants efforts swamped in gravy, or extortionately priced tough tubes crammed full of god-knows-what at festivals.
I've had some nearly commendable burritos in places like Camden, but when compared to the fat, warm, yielding, fresh and healthy (yes - healthy) burritos I had in America the burritos I've eaten in my home country have been a poor imitation of what this fantastic food should be. As I'm sure you've gathered by now I adore burritos, so making do with these poor imitators was the culinary equivalent of being a big fan of the Mona Lisa but making do with a biro scribble of an dead rat on the back of a discarded cigarette packet.
Wrap It Up.
When I found a new burrito place opposite Liverpool Street station (on Bishopsgate) I knew I owed it to myself to continue my search for a well made burrito. As soon as I had walked through the door it was clear that I might have found my burrito Shangri-la - the place was light, airy and well lit, the total opposite of the British burrito places I'd been before. The staff were super friendly and 'shock'; they appear to actually enjoy their jobs! The guacamole was zesty, the rice was tender, the black beans were tasty and the portions were generous (to say the least). I was actually a little surprised when the cheery chap behind the till told me how cheap my meal was!
I don't profess to be an expert on every food joint in London town (and I'm sure there are other great burrito places) but I do know enough that I now seem unable to walk past Wrap It Up without popping in to buy something. Hell; the fact that I'm currently the Mayor of Wrap It Up on Foursquare (despite the fact I only visit London once a week) should give you an idea of the high regard I have for this burrito joint!
Wrap It Up...
My review of Gordito Burrito...
Photos from my trip to America...