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PAX WHOLESOME FOODS (6.75)

Posted in Flatiron, Gringo, Murray Hill by burritowizard on December 3, 2009

303 Park Avenue South

New York, NY‎ 10010

(212) 353-0862‎

www.paxfood.com

Measurements: 9″ circumference; 7″ length (standard size)

Vegetarian Burrito: $7.53 after tax

Au Bon Pain meets Whole Foods, but surprisingly one of the better burrito spots in NYC.  Subway “have it your way” assembly line style construction with three types of decent fresh salsa. Black or re-fried pinto beans, grilled tortillas, and not too pricey.  Local New York chain, not all locations have burritos, Murray Hill and Flatiron locations definitely do.

Value: Good for NYC

WIZARD’S SCORE: 6.75

UNCLE MOE’S (6.5)

Posted in Flatiron, Gringo, Park Slope by burritowizard on June 26, 2009

Uncle Moe's Exterior

14 West 19th Street New York, NY 10011
(212) 727-9400

Measurements: 9″ circumference; 7″ length (standard size)

Vegetarian Burrito $7.95 after tax

All rice and beans are vegan

uncle moe’s menu

To view the menu click the above link, which will direct you to a comment screen, then click on the link one more time to load the pdf file.

Touting an East Los Angeles theme, but reflecting the whole of California, Uncle Moe’s is one of the few authentic feeling taquerias  in the NYC area.  The menu is complicated, so take a minute to look it over and feel free to ask questions.  The Vegetarian comes with guacamole, or you can order one of the other burritos and choose a filling or two.  Offering black or pinto beans and a slew of veggie fillings (some of which change seasonally) Uncle Moe’s gives you the variety you need.

Uncle Moe's Burrito

Also, one of the only places to offer a salsa bar (an L.A. staple) in the NYC area.  Some creative spicing choices that may or may not jibe with conventionalists.  The first Uncle Moe’s opened in 1991 in Park Slope, I visited their second (of 2) stores in Manhattan.  I’ve been to the Brooklyn store as well ,many, many moons ago…

Uncle Moe's Salsa Bar

WIZARD’S SCORE: 6.5