Slideshow: Los Angeles: 10 Breakfast Burritos We Love

Hot Off the Grill: Pastrami ($6)
Hot Off the Grill: Pastrami ($6)
Hot Off the Grill isn’t exactly in the heart of Los Angeles. In fact, it’s in Seal Beach, but that shouldn’t deter you from pulling off the 405 the next time you’re in the area. The hook here is the pastrami breakfast burrito, an idea so obvious for this cured-meat obsessed city, it’s a wonder more folks aren’t copying the model. Gooey American cheese squeezes out the sides of the tortilla, while medium-cut and lightly salted pastrami bits fight for breathing room alongside dense potato and somewhat scarce egg bites.

12800 Seal Beach Blvd. Ste. C, Seal Beach, CA 90740 (); 562-493-2722; Open daily at 7AM

Frank's Restaurant: Mixed Burrito ($7)
Frank's Restaurant: Mixed Burrito ($7)
Frank’s is a classic LA burger-and-burrito mashup spot with a long history on Fairfax Avenue. Before The Grove and Whole Foods, Frank’s was actually Frank’s Charbroiler, a local burger haven. While the focus is now pretty squarely on Mexican fare, the hearty simplicity remains the same. Be sure to order the Mixed Burrito (bacon, sausage, chorizo) to help beat back the otherwise abundant potatoes. Melted cheddar and fluffy eggs with a touch of salt and pepper help round out this satisfying package.

363 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90048 (); 323-655-527; Open Mon-Sat at 6AM

The Farm of Beverly Hills: Bacon, Cheddar, Tomatoes, Egg ($10)
The Farm of Beverly Hills: Bacon, Cheddar, Tomatoes, Egg ($10)
Down on The Farm, the focus is on simple American foods with top-flight ingredients. The breakfast burrito doesn’t just get bacon; it’s applewood smoked and thick-cut. The cheddar is aged, the tomatoes are oven-roasted, and the scrambled eggs are fluffy and moist. Don’t forget to choose the thin slip of griddled hashbrowns as a side; they can be discreetly be tucked inside the burrito for an extra touch of starchy crunch.

439 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills CA 90210 (map), also The Grove & LA Live; 310-273-5578; Mon-Fri at 7:30AM; Sat-Sun at 8AM

Snug Harbor: Sunrise Burrito ($13)
Snug Harbor: Sunrise Burrito ($13)
Snug Harbor has been a port in a storm for the breakfast crowd on the Westside since 1944. Their Sunrise Burrito is a perfectly-balanced execution of eggs, tomato, onion, avocado, cheddar cheese and steak - cooked to order, of course. They’ll also throw any of their scrambles into a tortilla, if you’re so inclined. Protip: ask for the chef’s own secret salsa verde if you’re in need of a kick.

2323 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica CA 90403 (map); 310-828-2991; Open daily at 6AM