Eating Styles: Chipotle Edition! Sam June 18, 2012 Eating Styles 12 Comments It may not be the most authentic sources of Mexican cuisine, but there’s no doubt Chipotle is trending in the food world. Much of the restaurant’s popularity is owed to their focus on fresh ingredients, ethically-raised meat and random philanthropic acts that double as stupendous PR moves, such as Denver Chipotle’s recent $100,000 donation to California State Parks. But that’s not all they are known for. Customers are also attracted to Chipotle for a dining style that only recently blazed its way into our food lexicon: fast-casual. Fast-casual combines the short wait time of fast food with elements of the sit-down restaurant experience, such as quality food and getting waited on, with prices usually somewhere in the middle. Chipotle’s ad-hoc, Subway-like burrito ordering line feels like fast food, while the oceans of freshness and devotion they pour into their food feels like a restaurant. That said, which of these fresh ingredients do you get on your Chipotle burrito? Having worked at Chipotle, I know that chicken is by far the most popular meat, and hardly anyone skips the cheese and sour cream.* Do you get something other than chicken when you go? Do you ever skip any of the essential ingredients, like meat or cilantro rice? Do you prefer beans or fajita veggies? What kind of salsa? Construct your perfect Chipotle burrito below, and explain why you go for that order in the comments. [poll id=”366″] The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Sam My name is Sam and all I care about is food. Latest posts by Sam (see all) Quick Bite: French Toast Crunch - March 8, 2014 Eating Styles: Would You Eat Horse Meat? - November 18, 2013 Deep Fried Everything Ep 153 - November 14, 2013 12 Responses Crysta June 18th, 2012 I get the brown rice (can barely taste the difference and it’s more fiber), black beans, fajita veggies, barbacoa, corn salsa, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and lettuce. Hubby’s order is similar, just swap in carnitas and leave the lettuce and fajita veggies off. Reply Crysta June 18th, 2012 Oh and we don’t do the burritos… we order the bowls. Less messy and slightly fewer calories. Reply Eick June 18th, 2012 There are few places where I get the EXACT same thing every time. Chipotle is one of them. Barbacoa, fajita veggies, white rice, mild & hot salsa, cheese, sour cream, lettuce. Bam. Reply Sam June 18th, 2012 Oh Eick I see a typo in your order. See where it says “Barbacoa” there it should say “Carnitas.” Easy mistake. Reply Smokin' June 18th, 2012 Eick – What’s with the mild AND hot salsa? Sam, agree with the carnitas. Reply Heather June 18th, 2012 I get black beans, fajita veggies, grilled veggies, lettuce, red & green salsas, and guacamole on the side. Reply Eick June 18th, 2012 Hot salsa for the spice/flavor, mild to add the tomatoes. I occasionally contemplate medium too (corn) but usually pass. And no, there is nothing better then Barbacoa. Reply Eick June 18th, 2012 Only 52% of people get rice? Really? Also, I always see everyone go for the beans, I had no idea so many people went for the fajita veggies. Not surprisingly, chicken is winning the meat vote so far…snooze. Surprising how far steak is behind though. Peeps love their barbacoa and carnitas. Reply Crysta June 19th, 2012 Didn’t list the rice I get so I didn’t pick the rice option. 😛 Reply Brandan June 20th, 2012 Salad – chicken – black beans – pico de gallo – corn and the dressing Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.