44 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, V5T 3H9
Come for the big vegetarian burritos, stay for rec room-like atmosphere in the small but funky space.
|Cuisine Type |||Vegan, Tex-Mex|
|Ambiance |||Offbeat, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Getting There |||99 B-Line, Main Street stop|
|Cross Street |||Between Broadway and Main|
|Daily: 12 noon to 10PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 28, 2008
Budgies Burritos isn’t your typical burrito joint. The walls of the tiny store are covered in an eclectic collection of vintage paintings on velvet. The chalkboard menu is a work of art, framed in velvet curtains. The burritos, tacos and even nachos are all vegetarian, and everything can be made vegan for the asking. The portions are massive and the prices are cheap.
Really Big Burritos
The most popular burrito is the Jonny-O, stuffed with rice, beans, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, jalapenos, and salsa. The Henry is famous for its tasty tofurkey sausage, along with rice, sour cream and salsa. Formerly, the burritos came in only the larger 12-inch size, but now also come in slightly smaller 10-inch sizes. The friendly staff makes everything to order with your choice of salsa strengths, and black beans or refried beans. Health conscious customers will appreciate that whole wheat tortillas are available alongside the usual white flour tortillas.
A World Apart
One of Vancouver’s most unique dining experiences, Budgies Burritos is located near the confluence of Kingsway with Main Street. Should you find a seat by the front window for eating in (there are only three stools), the view of cars zooming by on Kingsway is pleasantly obscured by posters advertising cultural events and shows by local bands. This hole-in-the-wall spot is colourful and lively with its atmosphere of loud music and funky art. Stepping in for a burrito feels like you’ve stepped into another time and another city.