These Are The Best Quesadillas You Can Order At Wawa

The literal translation of quesadilla is "little cheesy thing" the folded, stuffed tortillas originated in northern and central Mexico in the 16th century. Simply put, a quesadilla is a corn or flour tortilla that's filled, folded, and grilled, and often contains cheese, meat, vegetables, and spices.

Thanks to the ease of preparation and undeniable versatility, there are endless quesadilla options, from those with beef, chicken, seafood, and vegetables, to those with more outlandish ingredients, like corned beef and Russian dressing. The Tampa Bay Times asserts that quesadillas are America's new grilled cheese sandwich and the filling possibilities are limitless (and there's no need to cut the crusts off).

With an annual consumption growth rate of 27 percent (per Tastewise), it's no surprise Wawa jumped on the quesadilla bandwagon and currently offers nine quesadilla varieties for your dining pleasure.

Founded in 1803 as an iron foundry in New Jersey, owner George Wood took Wawa in the direction of dairy farming in 1902. In 1964, his grandson opened the first Wawa Food Store, a retail outlet serving dairy products, cold cuts, and more. Today, Wawa has over 850 convenience stores from Pennsylvania to Florida and every location offers built-to-order sandwiches and beverages, freshly brewed coffee, hot breakfast sandwiches, soups, side dishes, and snacks (via Wawa).

Nine quesadilla offerings, with unlimited variations

Wawa's menu features nine quesadilla options, from Cheese to Beef and Cheese, Chicken and Cheese, BBQ Chicken, Buffalo Chicken, Roasted Veggie and Cheese, Chicken Bacon Ranch, Jalapeño Popper, and Cheeseburger. But it doesn't stop there; since all Wawa quesadillas are made to order, you can add anything you want, like onions, peppers, and sour cream (via Wawa). Spoon University explains that, thanks to the Wawa kiosk stations, you can create custom quesadillas with any fillings you want.

Wawa added touch screen ordering to all of its stores in 2002 (per Wawa) and crafting as-you-like-it meals has never been easier. Taste of Home shares that "built-to-order" custom quesadillas are available at every Wawa location, and gushes about the BBQ Chicken and cheese with onions.

Head over to Reddit and you'll find there's a passion for the chicken quesadilla with cheddar, pepper jack, pico de gallo, jalapeños, and sour cream, as well as the Buffalo Chicken quesadilla with cheddar, pepper jack, and "all the fixins." The Chicken Bacon Ranch, and the cheese quesadilla with bacon and garlic aioli are also among the top recommendations.

Looking for something vegan? Peta2 recommends loading up your quesadilla with one of the many animal-free options, including avocados, fresh salsa, hot and sweet peppers, onions, pickles, roasted red peppers, roasted vegetables, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and spinach.