clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Danny Bowien Wants to Open a Standalone Burrito Shop

New, 11 comments

Two weeks ago, Danny Bowien officially started serving Mission Cantina burritos as take-away menu items, and the burrito-lovers of this city immediately joined together to sing a song of praise for the chef and his newest creations. These crispy tubes of queso and meat are already so popular that Bowien is considering opening a standalone burrito shop. The chef tells Grub Street:

Eventually, we want to open a Mission Burrito. That's been a plan of ours since the beginning, but first, we wanted to do our version of real, weird Mexican food. Tacos don't travel very well — it's not like Chinese food, which is the most forgiving of all the delivery food. I thought a to-go burrito would be a good segue.
And to all the haters out there complaining about the $10 price tag, Bowien points out that a burrito with everything at SF's storied La Taqueria costs $9.71. The burritos are currently only available for delivery and take-out, but there's a chance that Misssion Cantina will start offering them late at night. For more on what goes into a Mission Cantina burrito, check out Robert Sietsema's highly scientific examination of this rare specimen.
· Danny Bowien on Going Full Burrito at Mission Cantina [GS]
· All Coverage of Mission Cantina [~ENY~]

Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002 (212) 254-2233 Visit Website

Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St., New York, NY

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater New York newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world