As I mentioned yesterday it is a frustrating thing to walk around in a world that caters mostly to omnivores, something I very much took for granted in my previous omnivore status. The world was my succulent oyster and I...a food pirate. Anyway, I wanted to prove to myself that I COULD have fast food vegan options and one better! I could have it in my favorite place of stomach pleasures ever- Chipotle*.
I've been a fan of Chipotle since I tried it about 5 years ago. I love the freshness. I love the taste. I love the fact that I've never even seen a Chipotle commercial on TV but know where just about every other Chipotle in Tucson is located and which employees screw you on the rice. After my first tattoo Greg and I got a couple of Chipotle's mammoth burritos and called it our first date so I think maybe I've associated it with comfort (it took my mind off my throbbing, freshly tattooed hip) and thus my addiction was born. Usually I would be asking some chick behind the counter for "a carnitas bowl and put some stank on it!" But wanting to uphold this challenge I did my research, found that most of the ingredients they use (save for the obvious meat and dairy) are vegan approved and hauled ass to the closest one. I thrust our debit card at the poor blonde behind the cashier and had to resist singing this. Clutching my bag of pure Nirvana I skipped to the car excited for what was to come...
And my friends, it was good. I liked it so much I considered putting a ring on it.
So, there you have it. Chipotle: Vegan tested, Amanda approved.
*This was obviously when I needed to re-color my hair.
To make it vegan at Chipotle I suggest-
Rice, black beans, fajitas mix, pico de gallo, lettuce and guacamole. I threw some Chipotle tabasco on it when I got home too after I ate about half it. Satisfied the very same way as my old carnitas bowl would have. Home sweet home.
*I was not sponsored by Chipotle for this post. But I wouldn't mind. You hear that Chipotle?! Hook a girl up!