Last Updated on October 1, 2022 by Ellen Christian
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When I go grocery shopping, I pay attention to what I put in our cart. I look at the ingredients of the foods I buy. I’m careful about the companies I support and their environmental practices. I know that my lifestyle choices have an impact on our environment and on my health. When we eat out, I want to be able to have the same type of information about the food I eat and the restaurants that I visit. While many restaurants have their nutritional information online, not all of them are transparent about the ingredients that they use.
I recently had the chance to enjoy lunch at Boloco Restaurant in Burlington, Vermont. I took my Mother to the Shelburne Museum for the day and we stopped for lunch while we were there. Boloco is a restaurant that offers globally inspired burritos. Of course, they offer much more than burritos. You can find burritos, wraps, salads, shakes and smoothies. The burritos on their menu represent culinary traditions from around the world, for example Mexican, Japanese, Thai, and Mediterranean cuisines. There are 21 locations throughout New England and the DC area.
Boloco is giving its guests a firsthand look at the ingredients that make up its globally inspired menu with its new video series, Culinary Investigation Assignment.
Our local Boloco Restaurant is located on Church Street in Burlington. The Church Street Marketplace is an area of Burlington that has traffic blocked off. It is an open air mall that has historical architecture, year-round festivals, street entertainers, music, and over 100 places to shop and dine. We parked in a local parking garage and enjoyed a leisurely walk up Church Street to the restaurant.
The restaurant is set up fast food style. You walk to the counter and place your order by mixing and matching different options to create your meal. You can begin by choosing a flour or whole wheat tortilla or a bowl. Sizes include original, small, mini and mini bundle. Note of reference, the original is HUGE and the next time we visit, we’ll order a small.
After that, you choose the protein you want. You have the choice of chicken, white meat chicken, steak, carnitas and organic tofu. Extra additions you can choose include brown rice, Boloco rice, lettuce, a variety of beans, salsas, sauces, veggies, dressings, dairy, bacon, guacamole, croutons, Asian slaw, creamy coleslaw and Cajun spices. You can add as much or as little as you like. I went with a bowl of tofu, mango salsa, Boloco rice, melted cheese, and black beans. My Mom got a flour tortilla with chicken and brown rice and she loved hers as well.
We really enjoyed our lunch at Boloco. The portions were very generous. The whole kitchen is open behind the counter so it was fun to watch them put our order together. The food was absolutely delicious and prepared very quickly. I love that they are so eco-conscious. There are places for both compostable trash and recyclable trash in the restaurant as you leave.
If you would like to try Boloco’s recipe at home:
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.