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Burritos! New York Sub vs. Burrito Boyz...

jamsy Nov 16, 2006 02:51 PM

... two very different styles
... two very different burritos

Which one do you prefer? I like New York Sub... the grilled lamb... yum!

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    zoohort2 RE: jamsy Nov 16, 2006 03:20 PM

    New York Sub has WAY WAY better vegetarian burritos....Burrito Boyz were tasteless even with all the toppings.

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      jonnybee RE: zoohort2 Nov 18, 2006 11:05 PM

      Even though I love my halibut burrito, I am finding their burritos a little bland of late (I went there a lot after they opened then I left Toronto for a while). I feel as though there is spice or two that is missing, could it be cilantro?

      I have had bites out of my girlfriends chicken burrito sans hot sauce and I have found it rather boring, but their Halibut with hot sauce makes Burrito Boyz one of my fave fast food spots.

      Great post bar/hangover hangover food!! I guess I have no good excuse for not having yet tried New York Subs

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        wordsworth RE: jonnybee Nov 22, 2006 08:17 PM

        Agree about Burrito Boyz. It's good value but a bit dull. I've never understood all the rave reviews.

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          deelicious RE: wordsworth Nov 23, 2006 01:05 AM

          It's because we have so little choice. So it seems great.

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      speedofdark RE: jamsy Nov 18, 2006 05:04 AM

      I agree! New York Sub is amazing! They made the best potato burritos I've ever had and I'm still craving them to this day.

      I've never found them in New York, however...

      1. NovoCuisine RE: jamsy Nov 18, 2006 01:18 PM

        Finally, some New York Sub praise.

        I was there the other day for my staple - the potato burrito. Makes me happier than anything I've gotten at Burrito Boyz.

        They are indeed different styles of burritos, but my vote goes for New York Sub without hesitation.

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          emenel RE: jamsy Nov 19, 2006 05:04 PM

          contrary to popular belief, New York Sub does not serve "burritos." They may call them that, but they're nothing of the sort, they're not "subs" either. They probably have more in common with indian roti than burritos. That being said, they are very good.. I'm not really sure you can compare it to Burrito Boyz though, since they make actual burritos.

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            deelicious RE: emenel Nov 20, 2006 02:35 AM

            I have to say they are not even close to a roti! They are much more like a burrito than they are like anything else in my vocabulary.

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              Yongeman RE: deelicious Nov 20, 2006 02:45 AM

              Five people in my family had NYSubway for dinner last night, all for the first time. General consensus was that the 'wrap' was quite good. Two of us had chicken burrito with mushrooms and onions. Three has potato burritos. It's definitely a combo of burrito and roti and sub. So, it's a burrotub, or a surotito. In any case it's good. Not nearly as flavourful as a Ghandi roti, just down the street, but good. The potato burrito was on a large tortilla filled with shaved lettuce and tomatoes (sub style) and a huge whack of precooked, then grilled, lightly seasoned potatoes. Top that with a slice of sub-cheese which melts from the hot potato mixture. The whole thing is then wrapped in the tortilla and grilled on two sides before being wrapped in paper and bagged.

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                NovoCuisine RE: Yongeman Nov 21, 2006 01:04 AM

                I've never had the potato come with cheese on it before. Is that any good?

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                  Yongeman RE: NovoCuisine Nov 21, 2006 03:09 AM

                  Actually, it was quite good, especially as the cheese melted from the hot potatoes and from the grilling after it was filled.

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                emenel RE: deelicious Nov 20, 2006 03:23 AM

                i'd say it's more like a wrap than anything else... the flavours and ingredients aren't even remotely mexican, so the only thing they have in common with an actual burrito is the shape and casing.

            2. jennjen18 RE: jamsy Nov 20, 2006 07:00 AM

              Can anyone point me to NYSub's website, or where they're located?

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                zoohort2 RE: jennjen18 Nov 20, 2006 09:29 AM


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                juiceless RE: jamsy Nov 21, 2006 10:30 PM

                New York Sub does burritos via Indonesia - I don't think it's fair to compare them to Burrito Boys at all.

                It's all about the Lamb....

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                  QueenofQueen RE: jamsy Nov 30, 2006 03:41 AM

                  Haha...It would be so ironic if NYSub had a website, considering it is a dive.

                  But it is soooo good!

                  I always get the eggplant with cheese, and my boyfriend gets the beef satay.

                  Always good - sauce is yummy.

                  And that scruffy guy that's usually around can get pretty talkative and friendly when no one else is watching. We really like going in there!

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                    Little T RE: jamsy May 3, 2007 09:11 AM

                    Is New York Sub affliated with Ghandi? Thought i read that somewhere. I know Ghandi is affliated with Mother India.

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                      koknia RE: Little T May 3, 2007 11:16 AM

                      New York Sub and Ghandi have the same owner according to the Tibetan woman working at NYS.

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                        estufarian RE: koknia May 5, 2007 02:30 PM

                        and she also works at Gandhi - I've seen her in both kitchens.
                        And that alone shows where I go to eat!

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                      wordsworth RE: jamsy May 5, 2007 03:34 AM

                      New York sub. I've never had one, but it jhas to be better than the tasteless mass that Burrito Boyz serve.

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                        zoohort2 RE: wordsworth May 5, 2007 02:40 PM

                        Indeed it is!!!!!

                      2. John Manzo RE: jamsy May 5, 2007 03:32 PM

                        I make beelines for both these places when I'm in T-Dot- NY Subway is simply unique. I've been able to sort of mimic what they do if I have leftover veg Indian (like, say, some aloo gobi)- get a big flour tortilla and spread with "thousand island: dressing (mayo, catsup and a dash of sambal). and "grill" in the panini press.

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                          ryth RE: jamsy May 6, 2007 08:06 AM

                          NY Sub is outstanding, and somewhat strangely their potato burrito is the tastiest and best that you can get (i'd place it far higher on my menu choice than any of the meat options and i'm not a veg). Grr. Mouth watering just thinking about it.

                          As an aside since someone mentioned Ghandi -- yes, it's worth the 14$ for the butter chicken.

                          1. Davwud RE: jamsy May 7, 2007 08:04 AM

                            The wife and I stopped by to sample their wares on Saturday afternoon. I must say, we were quite happy and definitely full. We both went with the beef. Had I been paying attention, I'd have gone for the lamb. I'll have to give that a whirl next time.

                            As for which is better, I like 'em both. You definitely get more bang for your buck at NYS but I also very much enjoyed BB. Especially the fish burrito.


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