Critic Soleil Ho’s best burritos, the tale of a super-long burrito, an update on the controversial burrito bracket and more
There’s something inherently delightful about the burrito. It is, of course, a perfect food: Inside a flour tortilla, the best burritos contain the fibonacci sequence of meals — a golden ratio of fluffy rice, tender beans, smoky protein and punchy, acidic salsa. Better yet, you can carry the whole thing in one hand.
But you don’t need me to tell you the virtues of this Mexican delight that’s turned decidedly Mexican-San Franciscan. It’s arguably the Bay Area’s favorite food and, as the birthplace of the Mission-style burrito, its most famous, too. That’s why when critic Soleil Ho set out to determine her list of the best burritos in the region, the rest of the food team couldn’t stand by and let her have all the fun. As it turns out, though the burrito has inspired national brackets, historical deep dives, sonnets and even songs, there is more to explore about this food of gods.