Chipotle has been a long-time favorite restaurant for Adam and I. Mexican restaurants are usually pretty easy to find vegan food at, and Chipotle definitely meets this. They have tons of fresh options that are vegan and you can make so many different combinations. When I became vegan I did some research and found that there are tons of Chipotle vegan options.
They have burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads. The burrito comes with a large flour tortilla and the tacos come with flour tortillas or crispy corn shells.
Here are all of the Chipotle vegan options available to us:
- Flour tortillas
- Corn tortillas
- Crispy corn tortillas (for the crispy tacos)
- Sofritas – The sofritas from Chipotle are vegan and contain “shredded tofu braised with chipotle chilies, roasted poblanos (mild chili peppers), and a blend of spices.” Source
- White cilantro lime rice
- Brown cilantro lime rice
- Black beans
- Pinto beans
- Fajita veggies
- Fresh tomato salsa (mild)
- Tomatillo red-chili salsa (hot)
- Tomatillo green-chili salsa (medium hot)
- Roasted chili-corn salsa (medium)
- Romaine lettuce
These are the ingredients that are not vegan:
- Sour cream
- Monterey jack cheese
My go-to order is always a veggie burrito. Their flour tortillas are so soft and delicious, so that’s why I get a burrito. Also, the burrito holds more food in it than the tacos do. I get my burrito with brown rice, tomatillo green-chili salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa, romaine lettuce, guacamole. Sometimes, the workers will get cheese and sour cream on the work station, which can get on the tortilla of my burrito.
I always look at their work station before ordering to see how clean it is. If it’s just a little messy and the restaurant isn’t super busy, then I ask them to wipe it down and explain that I am vegan. If it’s really messy and they’re crazy busy, then I get a bowl instead.
Personally, I think their white rice and brown rice taste very similar, so I choose to get the brown rice because it’s healthier. I’ve never been a fan of black beans or pinto beans, but Adam loves both of them.
Their fajita veggies are a mix of bell peppers and red onions. The color of the bell peppers they have changes often. They usually have either green or red, but sometimes they also have yellow. These veggies are really good and can have a nice char on them.
You can get as many salsas as you want, which is awesome! I always get the tomatillo green-chili salsa (medium hot) and the roasted chili-corn salsa. Sometimes I also get the fresh tomato salsa, which is basically just pico de gallo. The medium hot salsa is my favorite salsa at Chipotle. It can be kind of spicy, but I other times it’s not too spicy. It provides a lot of acidic flavor to your meal.
Chipotle’s guacamole is so delicious! As far as I know, it’s made of avocados, red onion, jalapeno peppers, and lime juice. It costs extra to add it to your meal, unless you get a veggie meal! I love that it’s included in my meal.
Chipotle makes it super easy to find out what is vegan and what is not vegan at their restaurant. I wish more restaurants would make it this easy and clear. You can find out by looking at their Allergens and Special Diets page. This page also tells you if each ingredient has milk, soybeans, wheat and gluten, and sulphites. They also state that they do not use any eggs, mustard, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, shellfish, or fish in their products.
I love that Chipotle has locations all over the United States. This makes it very easy for us to find vegan options while traveling. Sometimes it is hard to find menus and nutritional information for restaurants, so I’m glad that I can always count on Chipotle as a backup place to eat.
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