Big City Burrito
To illustrate just how much people love Big City Burrito (BCB), I have a friend who once drove from out-of-state to visit me just so she could eat there. A staple in Fort Collins, BCB has been fulfilling cravings of many locals and tourists alike since 1994. Their taquería-inspired menu has something special for just about anyone who wanders in with a need for portable deliciousness. They also offer your fillings wrapped in white, wheat, tomato-chile, pesto, jalapeno/cheddar or spinach tortilla. Haven’t been to BCB yet? Stop in on Tuesdays for a potato burrito for just $4.25 or swing by before heading on a weekend adventure for a breakfast burrito stuffed with potatoes, eggs and bacon. The aforementioned friend/superfan recommends adding ranch to fully round out the experience.
Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant
Located near City Park in Fort Collins, Lupita’s has great views and even better burritos. Open at 7 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on Saturday, there’s plenty of time to swing through on your way to work or make a very tasty detour for. Breakfast burritos are only $3 and come with eggs, potatoes, cheese and Chile—if you’re up for it. Add $.50 for bacon, sausage or chorizo. If you’re really hungry, smothered burritos are only $4.99. Deemed the “crown jewel” by one fan, Lupita’s is definitely a spot to fulfill your burrito craving while also supporting a locally owned business.
My first time in Consuelo’s Express, it was 6 a.m. en route to Bike to Work Day. Consuelo’s had donated nearly 100 burritos to our station and I don’t think my car has ever smelled so good. Coming in under $4, their burritos can be smothered, deluxe or supreme. Vegetarian chile is also available upon request. Located at 726 S Lemay Ave., in Fort Collins, Consuelo’s drive-through makes it an easy option for anyone to grab a portable, delicious breakfast on their way to work. I’d suggest getting there before the morning rush and eating as soon as possible, for no other reason than it just tastes really good.
If you’re looking for one of the perfect breakfast combos look no further. Offering coffee and vegetarian (vegan or bacon upon request) burritos to go for only $5.25, Rainbow Cafe will have you fueled up for whatever meeting, class or adventure you have planned. Not in a hurry? Eat your burrito while procrastinating the morning grind by enjoying a sweet potato or Jim burrito, packed with eggs, avocado, cream cheese and salsa. Best eaten with anyone named Jim. A family-owned restaurant, Rainbow has been serving Fort Collins for over 40 years…which probably equals about one trillion burritos (give or take). Located at 212 W Laurel St., Rainbow is an easy-to-find destination, conveniently located right off of a bike lane.
Mountain Ave Market
If you’re looking for a vegan breakfast burrito to knock your socks off, Mountain Ave Market is just the place. Previously named the Fort Collins Food Co-op, Mountain Ave Market has been a local establishment since 1972. Opened daily at 9 a.m., Mountain Ave offers a daily vegan breakfast burrito option that costs only $3.99. Packed with local veggies, organic herbs and other creative ingredients such as summer squash, Miyoko’s smoked “mozzarella” or Nanita’s green chile sauce, these will have your tastebuds forgetting about all the emails sitting in your inbox. Locally eaten, locally sourced. Now that’s a combo I can get behind.