Chipotle debut Plant Based chorizo and Lifestyle Bowls

Chipotle - Plant-Based Chorizo

Next up with a healthy update – Chipotle. The fast-casual Mexican chain have two big updates for January – an all new Plant-Based Chorizo protein and three new Lifestyle Bowls.

The new Plant-Based Chorizo is available for a limited time with Chipotle writing the spicy meat is made using “all real, fresh ingredients grown on a farm, not in a lab.” Chipotle reckon the chorizo “has the deep, rich flavor and a slight kick that chorizo fans crave.” Expect chipotle pepper flavors with sweet tomato paste, garlic and smoky paprika. The plant-base seems to be pea protein which means the option is also gluten free and soy free. Chipotle state there’s 16 grams of protein per 4oz serving. The launch follows a couple of regional tests back in the late Summer of 2021.

Also new this month – there brand new Lifestyle Bowls to help guests make healthier dining choices as they take on their NY resolutions. The new bowls are as follows:

  • Whole30 Salad Bowl – Supergreens Lettuce Blend, Plant-Based Chorizo, Tomato Salsa, Fajita Veggies, Guacamole, $11.10 plant based chorizo, $10.10 chicken, $10.60 carnitas
  • Vegetarian Bowl – Supergreens Lettuce Blend, Pinto Beans, Plant-Based Chorizo, Tomato Salsa, Fajita Veggies, Cheese, $8.70 plant based chorizo, $7.70 guac only
  • Vegan Bowl – White Rice, Black Beans, Plant-Based Chorizo, Corn Salsa, Tomato Salsa, Shredded Romaine Lettuce, $7.70

It should be noted that the Lifestyle Bowls are available exclusively on the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com. Prices listed above from our closest location here in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lastly – Chipotle are also supporting these new updates with a special $0 Delivery Fee Offer. This applies to Chorizo orders through January 9th and Lifestyle Bowl orders through January 31st. The offer is available when place through the app or website.

Chipotle are just one of many brands to explore modern meat free options. Check out our complete list of plant-based fast food. Meat free eaters will also want to keep an eye on McDonald’s McPlant project which is expected to see the light of day in 2022 as well.

Image credit, Chipotle.

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Hi there, I'm Stuart, nice to meet you. I'm a food writer of more than 15+ years experience writing about food and drink in all its forms, fine dining through the to the grocery store. I've also got a secret obsession with fast food too. You can find my writing at places like Gastronomic SLC, Visit Salt Lake, The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Stories, Utah Now Online and many others.