Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chipotle Tofu Sofritas

I hardly ever eat out. Most of the time I feel like I can cook a better vegan meal than I can get in a restaurant. Plus, I'll know what's in it (which won't be 1/4 cup of oil and 2 tablespoons of salt, or whatever). In fact, I almost only ever end up eating out when I am Too Tired To Cook. It happens sometimes that I have noble visions of preparing some promising new recipe that I've never tried, but suddenly it's already 8:30 pm and I feel like I will either pass out or start eating the junk mail if I don't get some food in me pronto.


That's where Chipotle comes in. Chipotle is basically semi-fast food, but you get to watch as they put your food together and you can specify "just a little salsa," or whatever. Plus, they are super vegan friendly. They have brown rice. The guacamole is free when you get a veggie burrito. Friends, for real. And, just recently, they introduced a super awesome new vegan option in Northern California: Tofu Sofritas. It's a spicy crumbled tofu pan-fried with roasted poblano peppers, and it is GOOD. I was so happy when I finally got to try it, and now I think I've already had it 3 times (important note: guacamole is not free with the sofritas option, only with the beans-and-rice option).

I always get the burrito bowl - which is like all the burrito stuff without the tortilla - and I always ask for extra peppers and onions. Plus, if you are counting calories like I am, you can even look up all their nutrient stuff online here. I didn't see the Sofritas info online yet, so I emailed the company and got a response the very same day! What! I was really impressed.

Here's what they sent:
Sofritas Nutritional Info:
(for some reason, protein wasn't included?)
Size - 4oz
calories - 145
cal from fat - 90
total fat (g) 10
sat fat (g) 1.5
trans fat - 0
cholesterol (mg) - 0
Sodium (mg) - 850
carbs (g) - 9.5

Have you ever eaten at a Chipotle? Have you tried the Sofritas? 
What's your I'm A Zombie back-up plan?? 

15 comments:

  1. Mmmm! I love Chipotle- but we don't have the Tofu Sofritas in New Jersey....yet. Thanks for providing the preview. I look forward to when it gets to our part of the nation.

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    1. yeah! I hope it goes nationwide. If not, at regular ol' chipotle with beans and free guac is still pretty rad! :)

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    2. Anonymous2:24 PM

      They have them in South Jersey/Philadelphia now.

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  2. thanks for posting this.. I was debating if I should go try it since I'm at home in northern california for 1 more week!! thanks for sharing :)

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    1. let me know what you think!!!

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  3. susan5:36 AM

    Not in NYC yet! Hopefully it's on it's way.

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    1. I hope so too. Here in the bay area, they use a really awesome tofu brand called Hodo Soy Beanery that makes really excellent organic tofu. I wonder if they could go nationwide, or if they would find different tofu makers in different parts of the country.

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    1. that's cool! is it GF friendly too? All the more!!

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  5. I try always to have leftovers in the fridge and/or freezer. I also keep frozen vegetables and if I'm desperate I'll have PB2 on bread or crackers with a bag of vegetables.

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    1. I love PB2! In fact, I just had to buy another jar today. I also bought a jar of the Chocolate PB2, which I hadn't seen before. I probably won't go through it as quickly, but it seemed fun to try it out.

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  6. i was always wary of chipotle, plus im not a huge mexican food fan, but maybe ill bring myself to try it

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  7. I can't wait until they make it available nationwide (or at least move it down to SoCal).

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  8. Anonymous6:49 PM

    Please make the Chipolte SOFRITA available in N.J

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  9. I live in Central California and we have a Chipolte here. Recently, I tried the new Sofritas bowl with beans, rice, salsa, roasted veggies and guac and it was absolutely delicious! It's really hard for me to find a place that serves Vegan entrees. I was impressed and will be back for more. Meat eaters will enjoy this new addition because, It's that good! :)

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