Budgies Burritos - Vegan Options and a Show!

In an area that I have come to refer to as the Vegan Triangle (ask me why), Kingsway, Broadway and Main,  we stopped for lunch at Budgies Burritos where everything on the menu including quesadillas and nachos, is vegan friendly. It is our second use of this year's Plant Curious Plant Based Deals Book which has now officially paid for itself!

We ordered a couple of burritos and a couple of tacos and couldn't even finish them (obviously they came home with us).
One of our burrito choices was the Jamedog. At no time did it occur to me to ask where the names of any of these things came from but someone should! This one kind of centered around garlic and lime roasted potatoes which were pretty tasty. Rice, beans, cheese, and cabbage kind of rounded out the tasty whole wheat tortilla wrapped meal and we enjoyed it. 
We also ordered The Henry which I cut in half myself and almost mangled beyond recognition. This one had Tofurkey Kielbasa sausage as its main ingredient. I have to admit that the sausage was not bad. It has to be at least 20 years since I have tried a Tofurkey product and I have carefully avoided it ever since. I guess things change over 2 decades. Each of the burritos came with options; black beans or pinto, whole wheat or white tortilla, cheese or guacamole. We tried to change things up a bit.
We tried a couple of tacos as well, one with a marinated tofu and one which ended up being Tofurkey again which was fine (I don't think that is what we ordered). We asked for cheese on one of the tacos and it was nicely melted on the tortilla and with all the usual taco stuff  these were both nice messy tasty snacks. One criticism that we have was that the cheese in the burritos was unmelted and really, the centre of the burritos was not really warm. Once you order, these are basically assembled from ready ingredients and then warmed. Melting vegan cheese sometimes requires attention and we fell like if it was applied directly to the tortilla, it would be more successfully done...melted, that is. This from us as expert burrito makers. 
BB is not what you would call a new fancy place. It is a bit 60s or 70s or something and we like the hominess, old diner stools to sit on and eclectic décor! We even like the dizzying wallpaper in the bathroom. There is a whole other dining room with booths downstairs. This is a very good place for a quick and substantial lunch or dinner and I wish it was close to home.
And as for the show, as we were munching on our burritos, one BB patron sprinted out the door. Someone on the street had picked up his bike and casually, started down the road with it. The bike was rescued and no punches were thrown to my knowledge. It lent some excitement to our lunch! Lock up your bike even if you are just waiting for a burrito!
Food                                      3 1/2 out of 5
Vegan Options                       4 1/2 out of 5
Comfort                                 3 1/2 out of 5
Service                                  3 1/2 out of 5
Value                                     4 out of 5



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