Chipotle Is My Life Part 2

Trying to make the most of this new year! In my case, that means spending lots of time after work at the gym and going out with friends, so not cooking as much as I'd like! I'll make it up to you with a picture of my Chipotle from last night! I always go for the bowl - a burrito but with room for more (and no tortilla, which is the only thing with gluten in the store!). My dad went first in our little line, and after explaining that he has Celiac they offered to clean down the line, which they did very carefully. They then made up his bowl, with certain items fresh from new containers instead of the ones on the line (cheese, lettuce, meat) - anyone know why only certain items are added from new bowls?


I always go for the veggie bowl with a side of their dressing. This means more room for - and free! - guac, with white rice, black beans, lots of their peppers and onions (preferable a little charred), cheese, mild and corn salsa (so sweet and delicious!), and a little lettuce to top it all off. I can't get over how much food they give you - you always leave with a Chipotle belly and yet, you ate something super healthy!


I totally trust Chipotle, and in a sick twisted way I'm sort of happy they had the recent issues in certain stores - shorter line for me!


Happy Friday! Hope you're enjoying the last few hours of the week and preparing for a relaxing weekend! Here's one of my favorite covers from my newfound favorite group to take you into the weekend. 
 

Chipotle Is My Life

So.

Last time we talked in this section I did a little rant about saving up to eat out and trying new things, blah blah blah.

But I think we can all agree that the exception to our rule is Chipotle. And amen for that!

So anyway now that we're all hyped about Chipotle, here's a little restaurant review:

To catch our recent g-free readers or just general Chipotle fans up to speed, the only product Chipotle warns gluten-free customers about are their flour tortillas. That's pretty great for a huge restaurant. If you were a big burrito fan: 1 I'm sorry 2 but not that sorry because you are going to really enjoy the burrito bowl option. Not only is it all the things you love (minus gluten), but you get to be like me and be super picky about every bite! No longer will you eat a bite of burrito, hoping there's an even amount of your selections in each bite. No! Now you make your own forkfuls. And the dressing! The dressing is a MUST. And the guacamole. That sweet perfect guacamole. I'll try to recreate it with their pico de gallo in a future recipe but let's be honest: you cannot outdo their consistently amazing guacamole.

Just drooling a bit, no big.

Now, when my dad went in and said he had Celiac, the staff clearly had their procedure down pat. They wiped everything down and started fresh for him. As someone who has been very concerned (with good reason) that there could be cross-contamination, this level of awareness by the staff was a huge relief for the rest of us. I had told my dad before that with my food allergies I always felt like I got bigger servings - of things like ice cream - because people felt bad for me. That may be true at some places, but you can't really tell at Chipotle since everyone's servings are enormous. Yasss indeed.

You stay beautiful Chipotle.