How to Order at Poppo's

July 17, 2023

Assembly-line-style restaurants are more popular than ever. They make it easy to get great food, and learning how to order is super easy! There are all kinds of restaurants with a range of cultures and foods that let people pick and choose what they want to eat. The classic example is Subway, and one of our bigger competitors is Chipotle. Honestly, we think it's a great system!

That said, we've realized that the system might not be accessible to everyone. Some people have never ordered at this restaurant-style and are nervous about the experience. Some people have social anxiety and prefer to order online (which you can totally do, by the way). But just in case, or if you're just curious about what we offer, here's a quick guide on how to order!

Step 1: Item/Style

All our food at Poppo's has the potential for the same ingredients, but the foundation of your meal comes down to style. We have five basic options:

The burrito is the purest form of mission-style food. We love it for its portability and straight up deliciousness.

You can get 2 tacos if you're looking for a classic - corn of flour tortillas are available so you can get whichever you like.

The bowl and big bowl are perfect for eating with a fork and when you want to just mix everything together. Get the big one if you're extra hungry or just want to take Poppo's home with you for later!

The quesadilla is a show-stopper in my opinion. A grilled flour tortilla with melted cheese makes the entire Poppo's experience super memorable.

Step 2: Base

Our bases are the foundations for our food. Thankfully, this is a pretty easy choice. We have two rice options - white rice and brown rice, along with two beans - black beans and pinto beans.

The standard choice is one rice and one bean, but at Poppo's there are no rules.

Skip the beans, double up on the rice, go for all four, or any combination in between. It's your meal, make it what you want it to be!

Step 3: Protein

The ultimate personality test is what protein you pick. Whether you prefer Ancho Chicken, Carnitas, Carne Asada, or Tempeh, you simply can't go wrong. Our only regret is not being able to get all four!

(You could actually get all four, but be warned, your burrito will be pretty tough to roll up!)

Step 4: Toppings & Garnishes

Finally, we're on to the good (best?) part! The TOPPINGS make the dish. Honestly, they're all amazing and I recommend you try them all. It took me quite a few trips to nail down my perfect combo - feta cheese, pickled onion, honey lime cabbage, & cilantro. Absolutely to die for! Here's a full list of our toppings:

  • Corn & Black Bean Salsa
  • Pickled Onions
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Honey Lime Cabbage
  • Red Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Arugula
  • Jack Cheese
  • Feta Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole.

We also have several salsa & garnish options that can add that extra kick (or zest) to your dish.

  • Salsa Verde
  • Chimi Aioli
  • Pineapple Hot Sauce
  • Jalapeno Relish
  • Lime Wedges

We hope this quick (but detailed) guide on how to order at Poppo's has helped to ease your mind for your first trip, or just gave you some ideas for what to try during your next. We love all our customers, and giving you the option to express yourself by customizing your meal however you want is just one way that we can show that!

Hand holding a Poppo's taco with layered ingredients

Bonus: Pre-Made Options!

If you're ready to spin the wheel of fate, check out our pre-made options like our Humble Heroes or Poppo's Picks! These are pre-determined variations of the choices above that we have tested and know are amazing choices. The Humble Heroes menu is specifically great for kids, as they included smaller options like our baby burrito!

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