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Monday, 8 June 2015

mission burrito: not quite chipotle, but it will do.

You know when you're out shopping and you hit that wall where you begin frantically searching for something, anything to eat. Unfortunately for me, I had been suffering  from strong Burrito Bowl (specifically steak) withdrawal symptoms since I've been back. Strangely enough, I wasn't that crazy about Chipotle when I was in the US, but I guess it's one of those 'you don't know what you have until it's gone' sort of things. 

There are Chipotle's in the UK, however, they're all based in London, and once you do the conversion into dollars, it actually becomes quite a depressing experience. The next best alternative (at least to my knowledge!) is Mission Burrito. I visited the Reading branch which is located in the Riverside eating area and ordered myself a Chicken 'Rice Box' (it's just not the same is it?). 

First impression - no brown rice! So sad. Also, the chicken is shredded and not cubed, which apparently makes a huge difference taste wise. This being said, Mission Burrito still holds the same principles at Chipotle: fast, fresh food for a decent price. Do I prefer Chipotle? I'd have to say yes, but Mission Burrito will be more than enough to fulfill any sudden US - related nostalgic cravings I have this summer.

- Frances

P. S. I couldn't resist taking a picture of these!:

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