As far as fast food goes, Chipotle is a pretty healthy option. They have lots of recognizable, real food to choose from, including an awesome selection of vegetables, and they let you pick what goes in your meal!
They also have the option to filter based on diet (Vegetarian, Vegan, Soy, Gluten, etc) and, they make their ingredients very easy to find.
Chipotle Website Dietary Filters
Ingredients listed (with pictures) right on the website!
As if that wasn’t enough, when you click on an ingredient in the above list, it opens a little description about it, and a list that tells you which of their foods the ingredient is used in!
Honestly, this was one of not only the easiest, but also the fastest ‘researches’ I did into a company’s ingredients.
I 100% agree with what they say on their ingredient page: why can’t every company be this straight forward?
So, we know that they make it easy to find things for your vegan preferences, but how many things actually come up in that list?
A hell of a lot!
Starting in the upper left-hand corner, and moving clock-wise:
- Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice
- Cilantro-Lime White Rice
- Black Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Yellow Onion
- Red Onion
- Romaine Lettuce
- Bell Peppers
- Red Chili
- Jalapeno Pepper
- Serrano Pepper
- Poblano Pepper
- Chipotle Chili
- Sweet Corn
- Burrito Bowl
- Tortilla Chips
I wasn’t able to find pictures of the following, but the below foods are also vegan:
- Fajita Vegetables
- Fresh Tomato Salsa
- Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa
- Tomatillo Green-Chili Salsa
- Tomatilla Red-Chili Salsa
*I would like to point out that these are ingredients listed, and vegan options available at Chipotle for Canada. If you live in a different country, I always recommend checking the ingredients for where you live, as companies often change the ingredients depending on which country they’re selling in.
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