Today I reserved a table at a new vegetarian restaurant by a Michelin-starred chef in Manhattan… then ran out to a bunch of burrito counter spots in the suburban sprawl of Long Island. I capture both sides of the spectrum, all for you dear blog. Though Long Island is not super vegan-friendly, there has been an upturn in vegan options at these conventional casual Mexican eateries. This is part 1 or my report on burrito options across the Island.
- Burgritos in Bethpage has falafel burritos. They also have a zippy vegan chipotle sauce.
- Maracas Southwest Grill in North Babylon has a tofu option for burrito. Rice & beans are vegan. Their tofu is tasty and not wet, which doesn’t dilute the flavors of the burrito.
- Moe’s Southwestern Grill (in multiple locations) has tofu and vegan rice and beans. Their tofu is kind of bland, as is their guacamole which is green and wet and not much more than that.
- Sabrosa Mexican Grill in Riverhead is the yummiest. They have tasy tofu, a quinoa option, and creamy guacamole.
- Pico Tequila Grill in Bay Shore has a portobello mushroom taco with Brussels sprout and pico de gallo. It is way too wet. Salty mushroom juice pours out when you pick this up. It’s just way to wet and salty to be enjoyable.
- And a FYI, Taco Express Plus in Selden is within a strip mall of South Asian grocers. I was intrigued by their fusion-y Curry Burrito with falafel. But it has a yogurt-based sauce that can’t be omitted.