September 16, 2004
Planet Fresh, as the name would suggest, prides itself on the freshness of the food. They offer high quality fresh fish or prawns as options, and the salsas and tortillas are made daily.
The most daunting task at Planet Fresh (besides actually finishing one of their huge burritos) would probably be picking what you want. There are, as I mentioned, a lot of options. And, once you finally decide on what you want, you have to figure out how you want it. They ask you what kind of tortilla you want: wheat, flour, spinach, garlic, sun-dried tomato, and more. They ask you what type beans: black, pinto, or refried. They ask you what type of rice: brown, Spanish, or white. They also have plenty of other options, like adding cheese, sour cream, and extra veggies.
These are not your average burritos. They are not the fattening bulks filled with greasy beans, loads of cheese and sour cream, and oily meats. These burritos are still highly tasty though. Plus, the average one is around five bucks.
Some favorite options: The land and sea, a burrito that has both their tender chicken breast meat and the garlic prawns. Also, the barbecue chicken burrito is a good choice. The chicken (you can tell) has been cooked for a long time in the delicious BBQ sauce. Also, the vegetarian teriyaki taco is very light, tasty, and healthy. The Thai options are good too. Honestly, I've eaten there over twenty times and have liked everything I've ordered.
Planet Fresh is a great place to grab some cheap food. The service is very quick, friendly, and highly competent. The food is healthy, filling, and delicious. The restaurant is popular and deserves recognition.
From journal The Food in Santa Cruz