Breakfast burritos are an integral part St. Louis breakfast culture. Some of us happen upon them; others actively seek them out. Thankfully, our city’s breakfast burrito options are abundant – here are some of our favorites. By no means is this an exhaustive list, so keep an eye out for your next favorite portable meal.
Southwest Diner | New Mexican Breakfast Burrito
Southwest Diner is basically a landmark for breakfast food in St. Louis: Its low-key, classic diner feel is the perfect way to start your day. Although you can get your eggs every way you could imagine, go for the New Mexican Breakfast Burrito, a fully customizable torpedo of flavor, to satisfy every craving you have. The scrambled eggs, green chile and home fries provide the base. From there, choose proteins like bacon or sausage to keep it simple, or add homemade chorizo, carne adovada or chicken tinga, to name a few. Get it served up plain or smothered in queso or enchilada sauce.
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6803 Southwest Ave., Ellendale, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-260-7244, southwestdinerstl.com
Winslow’s Table | Taqueria Morita Breakfast Burrito
Winslow’s Table is the perfect weekday spot for a quick meetup; on the weekends, it’s bustling with activity, and you’ll likely run into familiar faces if you stop by. It’s known for its impeccable pastries, classic shakshuka and buttermilk pancakes, but a fan favorite is the Taqueria Morita breakfast burrito, made with James Beard-nominated Yoli flour tortillas out of Kansas City, Missouri. It’s filled with scrambled eggs, white cheddar, tater tots and your choice of bacon, chicken sausage or oyster mushrooms and is served with tatemada salsa. Pro tip: Don’t forget to add a little of the housemade carrot hot sauce to bring the whole dish together.
7213 Delmar Blvd., Delmar Loop, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-725-7559, winslowstable.com
Coffeestamp | Burrito A.M.
Walk into Coffeestamp and you’ll immediately feel the need to stick around. The cozy interior and aroma of coffee is irresistible, and so is the food. The empanadas and pastries are a must, and the dirty chai may be one of the best in St. Louis. If a satisfying breakfast is what you’re after, go for the Burrito A.M. It’s a thing of beauty filled with perfectly scrambled eggs, bell peppers and cheese and your choice of ham, chicken or cherry tomatoes, all rolled into a warm flour tortilla. Get creative and customize it with add-ons like avocado, bacon or salsa to make it fully your own.
2511 S. Jefferson Ave., Fox Park, St. Louis, Missouri, coffeestamp.com
The Mud House is a local favorite for a quick coffee or to linger with a good book. The breakfast options suit a broad variety of tastes, with everything from standard English breakfast – hard to find in St. Louis – to biscuits and gravy to Belgian waffles with a variety of fruit toppings. Even amongst all of this, the breakfast burrito is a standout; made with black bean chili, scrambled eggs and cheddar and served with salsa, sour cream, pickled red onions and greens, it hits the spot any time of day.
2101 Cherokee St., Benton Park, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-776-6599, themudhousestl.square.site
222 Artisan Bakery and Café | Burrito Menu
If you’re looking for a breakfast burrito and happen to be on the Illinois side, 222 Artisan Bakery and Café has what you need. And they have options: Choose from the bacon and Monterey Jack cheese, potato, chorizo and Chihuahua cheese or black bean with corn salsa options. Don’t leave without grabbing a loaf of their locally famous sourdough bread, which has become a Tower Grove Farmers Market must-try, or choose from one of the many meticulously-crafted offerings from the pastry case.
222 North Main St., Edwardsville, Illinois, 618-659-1122, 222artisanbakery.com
Honorable Mention: Breakfast Tamales | Songbird
This may be a breakfast burrito list, but it would be a mistake not to mention the addictive qualities of Songbird’s breakfast tamales. Burrito-adjacent in shape and size, the tender corn tamales are filled with Cotija cheese and served with a fried egg, stewed black beans, radish, cilantro and a cilantro crema. They delight with all the flavors of a classic breakfast burrito layered into something you don’t see as often – plus, there’s a vegan option available as well.
4476 Chouteau Ave., Forest Park Southeast, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-781-4344, songbirdstl.com