Yesterday we were rushing around, trying to get to the LiveCity Downtown Olympic venue to watch the Canada versus USA men’s hockey qualifier game. Beyond being absolutely starving and in a hurry, we were navigating through massive crowds on a bustling Sunday afternoon through Yaletown and we needed something stat to get us through the next few hours.
Where to go for something quick that we could eat while walking? Steamrollers seemed to be the perfect choice – fast food, yet more healthy than other options in this category.
I haven’t been to this place for ages, as I’m not really big into burritos or other items that can be a bit moist and sauce-covered, as some of their dishes can be (I’ve only dined in before at this place, when I used to work nearby another location in the downtown Vancouver core). However, this time, we needed something to go, so those options were thrown out the window.
We walked up to the large menu board and put in our orders, and lucked out that there weren’t all that many people waiting before us. We somehow managed to be just in time, as all of a sudden there were about ten other hungry diners lined up behind us, also waiting for a quick meal before continuing on their Olympic adventures. The small restaurant only has enough space for about ten people to be seated inside, although there are also two patio tables outside as another option.
I decided on the Super Deluxe Beef Burrito to go. It has quite a lot of filling inside, and I ended up unable to finish the whole thing off. It is made up of beef (of course), Spanish rice, salsa, carrots, guacamole, pinto beans, jack cheese, cucumber, cabbage and garlic yogurt sauce all wrapped in a spinach tortilla. Definitely super deluxe – I could barely hold it in my hands! The good thing about having one of these for a meal is that although you’re super full afterward, it’s not that gross greasy feeling that you can get from other quick food places.
A friend of mine got the Deluxe Chicken Burrito, which contains all of the same as the Super Deluxe versions, but just without the salsa, cucumber, carrot and guacamole. I didn’t try it, but it was very similar and just contained different meat and was a bit lighter overall.
Again, not one of my favourite places if I could choose from anything of course, but it’s good for something fast, inexpensive and convenient, yet also somewhat healthy. Perfect for the random street wandering happening during the 2010 Games.