In 1985, LA mayor Tom Bradley declared December 19th as Burrito Day, a city-wide holiday that made inhaling bean and cheese burritos became not just lunchtime, but civic duty. We think it's high time to start in NYC, and here are three burritos worth celebrating.
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Fast & Fresh Burrito Deli is a five-year old Mexican restaurant in Boerum Hill run by a family from Tlaxcala, Mexico. Though most of the business here is take-out and delivery, there's a slim counter to perch at, and a large backyard for languorous taco-eating for when the weather is nice. When your friends want Mile End but there's nowhere sit, cross the street and show them real satisfaction. A craving for pastrami can be easily assuaged by salted beef cecina.
Boerum Hill's standby for Mexican standards, Fast and Fresh Burrito Deli is not quite in the same league as the taquerias of Sunset Park, but it's nothing to scoff at if you need a serviceable torta or a pair of tacos in a pinch. The deli's breakfast tortas ($3.50 each, $4 after 11:00 a.m.) make for an particularly good meal on the go, offering a few options for mixing and matching.