If there is a ski town out there that didn’t have a go-to place to score a killer breakfast burrito, that is not a ski town where I would want to live. Fortunately, Park City has a multitude of options for this morning, afternoon, and evening staple. After all, breakfast burritos are for breakfast in name only.
It’s pretty hard to screw up eggs wrapped up in a soft tortilla, and yet there is a spectrum of mistakes with blandness on one end that has shaken the core of my soul and filled me with despair, like weeds growing up through the cracks of a broken sidewalk around an abandoned playground. On the other end of the spectrum, misappropriating an otherwise simple ski town staple food and trying to smuggle gentrified gourmet ingredients under the covers of a tortilla, should be a misdemeanor.
Just about every restaurant and coffee shop offers something they call a breakfast burrito, and I have tried most of them, but there are only a couple out there that I would consider Go-To. :
1. Breakfast Burrito at Park City Coffee Roasters
These are made to order, so you really have to trust that what you order is what you want. You fill out a card and select your ingredients like eggs, cheese, beans, potatoes, and it takes a few minutes for them to call your name when it is ready. If you choose your ingredients wisely and don’t overdo it, you will get the best breakfast burrito in town. Best paired with a big ceramic mug of their freshly roasted coffee, sitting out on the patio, so you can watch important people pull into the one available handicap spot (hey I’m just going to leave it running for a minute while I run in and grab…). Just kidding, that never happens in Park City. https://www.pcroaster.com
2. Chorizo Breakfast Burrito at Silver Summit Cafe
Is it a gas station? Is it a diner? Is it completely insane to think you could get anywhere near the place on a weekday during breakfast or lunch? Yes, but it’s worth it. Silver Summit Cafe is attached to the gas station just off Route 40 in Silver Summit and is a virtual epicenter of activity in the area, usually teeming with folks looking to fuel up for a day of hard work or play. The breakfast burrito is a bit of a sleeper on their menu made up of traditional breakfast plates, but one of the few places where you can get good Chorizo. Served with hash browns on the side, not inside, on a big diner plate. https://www.thesilversummitcafe.com
3. Bacon, Egg, Potato and Cheese Breakfast Burrito at Alberto’s
While the two previous options are best enjoyed sitting down, Alberto’s offers grab and go convenience either from their counter or their drive-through window. These are made fresh to order, and one thing I like is the eggs are fried rather than scrambled, which is the way I do it at home (my own homemade burritos would make this list, but I don’t you showing at my house in the morning). http://albertosmex.com/parkcity/albertos.html
What do you think? Am I missing something? I am always on the hunt for the next great Killer Breakfast Burrito.