Whole Foods - Burritos!!
You guys may not know this, but I go grocery shopping at Whole Foods every other week for snacks!! Yup, as if I don't eat enough already ;)
I pass by Whole Foods *twice* a day, 4 days a week en route to UBC! Yea...they don't call it Whole Paycheck for nothing. *Looks miserably at wallet*
Whole Foods has a hot bar/prepared food area and not going to lie...most of the stuff is pretty mediocre tasting. I like how they use "high quality" ingredients, but the taste doesn't reflect the price tag. I use to be a huge fan of their cakes - their cakes are the best grocery store cakes I've tried to date!
So on one of our recent trips, my mom and decided to grab lunch after making a few rounds around the store... snack shopping leaves you completely famished!!
Instead of grabbing a pre-made pizza or sandwich, my mom and I opted for the Burrito Bar!! The Burrito Bar is one of their most popular lunch options, every time I pass by there's always a line up!!
I actually asked the person working there to change her gloves because I knew her hands had probably come into contact with raw veggies harhar. Such is the life of someone with allergies.
Speaking of burritos, I went to Metrotown today and noticed that Chronic Tacos opened in the food court!! Interested to see how they're going to go about adopting the "food court model" given that their other locations are store based!
Read my previous review of Whole Foods here: http://www.vancitynoms.com/2014/01/whole-foods-amazing-cakes-hot-bar.html
Read my review of the cafe inside of Whole Foods: http://www.vancitynoms.com/2015/08/allegro-cafe-huge-muffins.html
Ground Beef Burrito w/ Grilled Veggies $9
This was okay ~ given that they're a grocery store. I found the meat to be lacking in flavour though. The ground beef just tasted beefy with a hint of spice. I did like how they had grilled veggies though! The burrito was well wrapped and the tortilla was nice and elastic. But it definitely can't compare to legit Mexican food. But hey, they tried right? :)
Carnitas w/ Black Beans
This was a bit underwhelming as well. The meat wasn't very flavourful so I had to drown my burrito in hot sauce. The pork was sufficiently tender though and pretty moist. The black beans added some flavour to it and the rice didn't get soggy.
Beef Burrito w/ Spanish Rice & All the Fixings
My mom had the beef burrito, with all the fixings!! She enjoyed it, but said that it didn't taste like anything special. The spanish rice added a bit of extra flavour. She was stuffed after this, because she ordered it with everything and asked for extra veggies!!
Okay, okay, I totally cheated and bought my own salsa to pour on top because I'm allergic to their freshly made (raw) salsa. The canned ones are cooked! This one was on sale too!! :D
What's a burrito without some hot sauce?! Imo Louisiana isn't spicy enough, Tabasco ALL DA WAY!!!!