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??