Ah, the wonders of automation: Caviar from a vending machine in Century City. Cupcakes in Beverly Hills (and good grief, eat them like this). And now our favorite--hot burritos in West Hollywood.

No, really, they’re good. 

The food from the new Burrito Box at the Mobil gas station on Santa Monica Boulevard is not your normal filling-station fare. (Not that we’re exactly sure what that even tastes like.) A touchscreen displays five all-organic choices, including shredded beef, roasted potato, chorizo, chicken and a scrambled-egg breakfast burrito. Each costs about $3, with extras like Tabasco, sour cream and guacamole adding a bit more.

The sausage breakfast burrito we had was zesty--stuffed with fluffy scrambled eggs, melted cheddar cheese, juicy tomato sauce and hot, garlicky chorizo. 

The burritos are made by EVOL Foods, a brand that’s improved on the usual convenience-market cuisine by using upgraded, all-organic ingredients such as free-range chicken and cage-free eggs. A clever L.A.-based company designed the dispensing machine to steam, not microwave, each burrito before it’s served, so the tortillas are especially moist. 

We’ll be going back for seconds--but early, since Burrito Box has been regularly selling out by midafternoon.

Burrito Box, 8380 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles; tastetheburritobox.com

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