Chipotle’s New Vegan Additions

Vegans often find it challenging to eat out with non-vegan family and friends. There are not too many options out there unless they go to a restaurant that has a vegan menu. Not a lot of chains offers sumptuous plant-based options. This is about to change thanks to the Chipotle’s commitment to offer more choices for vegans.

Jhoana Carla de Toro

Jhoana Carla de Toro

Updated: 26 March 2019

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Chipotle is everyone’s go-to spot when people want to keep things simple. Nothing fancy, just straight up great tasting food to fill your stomachs with. This restaurant chain is well-loved by many and have endeared themselves to the masses with its offerings of tacos, bowls, and burritos. The addition of plant-based menu items is poised to make Chipotle even more popular that it already is.

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The company’s test kitchen has had all hands-on deck perfecting a medley of quinoa dishes which is set to be the highlights of the chain’s vegan menu addition. The new dish is made with gold and red quinoa, chopped cilantro with citrus juice, and cumin. It is an excellent substitute for rice in burritos and tacos. Just as tasty but packed with more protein.

 

The announcement comes on the heels of the chain’s extremely popular Sofritas, which is made with organic tofu that has been shredded and braised with chipotle peppers, spices, and roasted poblanos. Chipotle was one of the first casual eateries to have vegetarian options with the introduction of Sofritas, a very popular option. According to Chipotle, in 2018 alone, they served close to 7.5 million pounds of the plant-based protein.

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Here is a run-down of Chipotle’s current vegan offers:

 

  • Fajita vegetables

Who wouldn’t want a mixture of caramelized bell peppers and red onions on their fajitas? Seasoned with oregano, it adds a perfect combination of savory and sweet.

  • Black and pinto beans

Any vegan burrito would be incomplete without delicious, protein-dense beans. Chipotle’s black and pinto beans are seasoned with garlic, onions, and a blend of savory spices.

  • Salsas

All salsas on Chipotle’s menu are vegan and customers have the option to choose from a range of mild, hot, medium, and medium hot salsas.

  • Sofritas

Introduced in 2013, sofritas is an organic tofu which has been braised with chipotle chilies, a blend of aromatic spices, and roasted poblanos. The company has recently announced plans to offer this in their UK locations too.

  • Guacamole

Made with jalapeno, fresh avocados, cilantro, and red onion, guacamole is something which is on everyone’s favorite list.

  • Chips

The chips at Chipotle is made fresh every day and are seasoned with a dash of kosher salt and lime. They make a great combination with the salsas.

Search for restaurants, cafes and bars for your next travel destination on www.vegefied.com

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