Chipotle Is Testing Quinoa As New Menu Addition

Vegan Options at Chipotle

According to Chipotle Spokesperson Chris Arnold, the Chipotle test kitchen in New York City is working on a new menu item, quinoa “red and gold quinoa tossed with a little citrus juice, cumin, and freshly chopped cilantro,” which they plan to recommend as a substitute for rice, and as an add-on for salads. “This may be the first big change to Chipotle’s menu under the direction of new chief executive officer Brian Niccol.” –

The possible addition of quinoa must be because of the popularity of the vegan sofritas that have been on the menu for a few years now. If you haven’t tried sofritas yet, it is made from shredded organic tofu that’s been braised with chipotle peppers, roasted poblanos, and spices.

Now you may be asking yourself, why should vegans care about this possible new menu item? Well, the thing is that not all restaurants that provide quinoa on the menu, make said quinoa vegan. For example, the quinoa on the vegan-friendly restaurant Pei Wei isn’t vegan (it contains milk and shellfish) and most people think it is. This is why you should always check all the ingredients when eating out.


Chipotle makes it very easy to know what you can and cannot order to make sure that your meal is completely vegan. You go to their site and click on the NUTRITION tab, then choose the DIETARY OPTIONS tab, then choose VEGAN from the list of dietary options. In the meantime you do that, here’s a list of all the vegan items offered on their menu:

  1. Flour Tortillas
  2. Crispy Corn Tortillas
  3. Soft Corn Tortillas
  4. Sofrita
  5. White Rice
  6. Brown Rice
  7. Black Beans
  8. Pinto Beans
  9. Fajita Vegetables
  10. Fresh Tomato Salsa
  11. Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa
  12. Tomatillo Green-Chili Salsa
  13. Tomatillo Red-Chili Salsa
  14. Guacamole
  15. Romaine Lettuce
  16. Tortilla Chips

Meal Ideas: Sofrita Bowl, Bean Burrito, Fajita Tacos, so many meal ideas available, go, eat, and enjoy!

Share this post with your vegan and vegan-curious friends, and help me on my quest of “VEGANIZiNG THE WORLD, ONE DISH AT A TIME.” -VegMyDish


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