Chipotle is a Mexican grill and family favorite in the U.S. This large restaurant chain is great for vegans, who often aren’t catered for at fast food places.
Luckily, there are a number of different vegan options on the Chipotle menu that are delicious and nutritious.
Here is a menu guide to help you navigate your order when you next visit Chipotle. We’ve included every vegan option on their menu:
All of Chipotle’s tortilla options are vegan, so we’re off to a good start. As you can choose your fillings, you can easily make the whole meal vegan.
The burritos can be filled with your favorite ingredients such as rice, guacamole, salsa, fajita vegetables, beans, and lettuce for a delicious vegan treat.
For those ‘flexible’ vegans, you can also choose to add a little cheese to any Chipotle meal.
Chipotle burrito bowls are deconstructed versions of burritos without the tortilla. Served on a bed of rice, you can choose to add sofritas which are their plant-based protein or have a veggie guacamole base.
Beans and toppings are then added such as salsa and lettuce to finish off the bowl of vegan goodness. These are a great option if you are also gluten-free or are looking for a less heavy meal.
Sofritas can also be added to your tacos at Chipotle. The crispy corn tortilla and soft flour tortillas are both vegan and make a great soft or hard taco base.
Instead of the sofritas, you can opt for black beans or pinto beans as a great source of protein.
As always, you can add fresh tomato salsa, guacamole, and a selection of other dips and toppings to complete your meal.
Chipotle lifestyle bowls are healthy and low-calorie salad bowls that are perfect to cater for a range of dietary requirements such as keto, paleo, and vegan.
Their vegan bowl is made with a bed of brown rice, black beans, fresh tomato salsa, corn salsa, and shredded romaine lettuce for a healthy meal.
These can be customized to suit the individual, so don’t worry if you don’t like one of the ingredients.
At Chipotle, their salads are buildable similar to their other menu items. The salad contains a base of healthy green leaves which are a blend of romaine lettuce, baby kale, and baby spinach.
Add a protein or vegetable source of your choice along with beans, rice, vegetables, and the classic Chipotle toppings.
The honey vinaigrette that is served on the side of their salads isn’t vegan as it contains honey, so you can either give this to someone else in your party or ask the server to remove it from the order.
Guacamole is a vegan staple, which is great as there is an abundance of it on offer at Chipotle. If you don’t fancy a proper meal, you can order chips and guacamole as a side dish which are both completely vegan.
All of their salsa options are also completely vegan which also makes the perfect dips for chips!
You can also order a flour tortilla on the side of your meal or as something to dip into a various menagerie of salsas if you don’t fancy chips.
As with the adult versions of the main Chipotle offerings, kids can also choose from the range of vegan build-your-own fillings and dips.
Pick from either a crispy corn or soft flour tortilla before adding protein, vegetables, or whatever else they desire.
The kid’s meals are served with a side of fruit or a kid-friendly portion of chips and a drink. It’s the perfect healthy option for little vegans!
If you’re new to the vegan scene, yes some drinks aren’t vegan. Sometimes certain drinks can be filtered through animal products which makes them unsuitable for vegan diets.
The vegan drinks at Chipotle include:
- Fountain drink
- Tractor organic black tea
- Fruit juices
- Blackberry and grapefruit izze
- Tractor organic lemonade
- All of the Chipotle organic soda drinks
- Coca-cola and Sprite
The Bottom Line
Eating out as a vegan doesn’t have to be difficult when you know where to look. Chipotle is a great choice for vegans and non-vegans to both be able to enjoy a tasty meal together.
With the more recent introduction of their vegan protein ‘sofritas’ it has become more accessible than ever for all dietary requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Sofritas Made From?
Chipotle’s vegan protein source Sofritas are made from a combination of organic shredded tofu braised in chipotle chilies, roasted poblanos, and a blend of secret aromatic spices.
Hodo Soy Beanery are the tofu-makers that will supply the restaurant with soy-based protein sources around the country.