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Eat the Best Breakfast Burritos in America

Nothing starts the day off like a hearty, flavorful breakfast burrito. But in America, there’s a bit of controversy when it comes to who serves the best, and the specific requirements differ from one state to another. The best burritos in the country often mirror the local culture in their ingredients and unique flavors. Whether you look forward to an old-fashioned, authentic version, a vegetarian-style burrito, or unexpected flavors, America is the best place to find what you’re looking for.

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01Tia Sophia’s, New Mexico

This quaint but iconic restaurant in the heart of downtown Santa Fe claims they invented the breakfast burrito in the 1970s. After you taste this specialty, all other breakfast burritos will have a lot to live up to. Prepare yourself for an old-fashioned, sit-down New Mexico breakfast in the oldest capital city in the country. Dig in to a fresh flour tortilla loaded with potato, eggs, cheese, and your choice of meat. If you like a healthy dose of spice, order it “Christmas style” — topped with both extra spicy red and green chile.

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02Baristo Del Barrio, Arizona

Grilled breakfast burritos are a culinary masterpiece, but when you can build your own, it’s even better. The Baristo Del Barrio in Tucson has earned accolades for preparing the best breakfast burrito in the city. It’s a family-run restaurant with humble beginnings that started from a single mom’s simple coffee cart. Create your favorite breakfast burrito from a long list of savory, home-cooked proteins and add-ons piled on top of a potato, egg, cheese, and bean base.

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03Burrito Factory, Alaska

Burrito lovers, take note. At the Burrito Factory in Anchorage, you can order breakfast burritos almost all day, from the early morning hours to early evening. This popular eatery is located inside of a gas station, but don’t let that deter you. Where else but Alaska can you order a reindeer sausage breakfast burrito? They pack a flour tortilla with the flavorful game sausage, eggs, cheese, sour cream, and your choice of potatoes or beans to create this unique and tasty breakfast delight.

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04Cofax Coffee Shop, California

If you love a creative breakfast burrito, try out one of the inspired achievements at Cofax Coffee in Los Angeles. The “Pastrami Breakfast Burrito” is a surprisingly amazing delight, made even better with tater tots, a fried egg, cheese, and flavorful pickled deli mustard. Pair it up with one of the establishment’s expertly crafted coffees or teas to top off your morning.

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05Amazing Grace Natural Eatery, Colorado

This eatery, just off the main drag and a couple of blocks from Main Street in Breckenridge, doesn’t do dinner. But don’t miss out on their breakfast menu, filled with healthy, wholesome foods made from fresh ingredients. Their giant stuffed breakfast burrito features eggs, black beans, cheese, spinach, spicy-sweet potatoes, and salsa, all wrapped up in a wheat tortilla. You’ll definitely get a hometown, welcoming vibe here.

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06Lander Bake Shop, Wyoming

Few eating establishments offer made-from-scratch deliciousness these days, but at this bake shop on Main street in Lander, that’s exactly what you’ll find. Their “Fully Loaded Breakfast Burrito” is filled with chorizo sausage, eggs, black beans, and potatoes, and it’s topped off with a corn and pepper blend. This restaurant also supports sustainability practices. Not only do they recycle paper and plastics, but they feed leftovers and kitchen scraps to their neighbors’ chickens. Bring your own coffee mug to help cut down on plastic use, and you’ll get a discount on your morning caffeine.

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07French Meadow Cafe, Minnesota

One of the first restaurants to offer organic food in Minneapolis, French Meadow has been around for 30 years. They specialize in serving dishes featuring locally grown, organic ingredients. Their scrumptious breakfast burrito is packed with organic scrambled eggs, hash browns, scallions, cheddar cheese, and chipotle sour cream, then topped with black bean chili. You can add chicken chorizo, vegan or bison sausage, or nitrate-free bacon if you wish.

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08Grit City, Washington

Breakfast burrito connoisseurs will love the selection at Grit City in Tacoma, and you can even order them for lunch. The menu features 12 tempting burrito selections, featuring everything from ham, bacon, and steak to impossible sausage, a long list of veggies, four different kinds of cheese, and your choice of yummy, homemade sauce. If you’re into spicy mornings, try the “Ring of Fire” burrito with eggs, grilled chicken, hash rounds, sweet red onions, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, and a creamy burrito sauce.

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09Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, South Carolina

You’ll find this enticing, spicy creation on the restaurant’s brunch menu. The popular Charleston eatery creates its fare with locally sourced ingredients. Picture a warm flour tortilla stuffed with a tempting combination of scrambled eggs, homefries, and black beans, topped with jalapenos, ranchero sauce, and creamy queso. If you need a meat protein boost, add turkey sausage, bacon, steak, or chorizo. There are three easy-to-find locations across the city.

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10Persy’s Place, Massachusetts and Rhode Island

You can’t make a trip to Massachusetts or Rhode Island without making a breakfast stop at Persy’s Place. This family-run eatery has been serving delicious brunch and breakfast cuisine since 1982 and now has eight locations, so you won’t have trouble finding one. It’s tough to choose between their burrito selections, but the “Mexican Burrito” is hard to pass up. Their recipe uses scrambled eggs with onions, mushrooms, green peppers, and cheddar jack cheese. To add a bit more spice, they add some salsa and sour cream on top.

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