The Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel


Mexican Food

Recetas deliciosas to transport your tastebuds south of the border.

From Maciej Ceglowski's The Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel:

Who can imagine New York City without the Mission burrito? Like the Yankees, the Brooklyn Bridge or the bagel, the oversize burritos have become a New York institution. And yet it wasn’t long ago that it was impossible to find a good burrito of any kind in the city. As the 30th anniversary of the Alameda-Weehawken burrito tunnel approaches, it’s worth taking a look at the remarkable sequence of events that takes place between the time we click “deliver” on the website and the moment that our hot El Farolito burrito arrives in the lunchroom with its satisfying pneumatic hiss.

(Mission burritos have their own Wikipedia page, long and separate from the one for Burritos.)