How to Eat Vegan at Chipotle (It’s Easier Than You Think)

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Whether you're new to veganism or the diet is old hat, figuring out what to eat when dining out can be tough—especially when your companion is a non-vegan. Luckily, some popular spots, like Chipotle, offer a ton of plant-based options. The fast-casual chain is actually at the forefront of making meatless dining painless. (There's even an interactive menu filter on its website for all kinds of dietary restrictions.) Want a quick guide to their tastiest options Here are eight easy ways to eat vegan at Chipotle.

(Note: All nutritional information was calculated to include rice, beans and a sofritas or veggie base, as well as essential components of each dish, like shells for tacos and lettuce for salads, unless otherwise noted. It does not account for customizable toppings like veggies and salsas. To customize your order, use Chipotle's online nutrition calculator.)

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All of Chipotle's tortillas and rice options (white and brown) are plant-based, so fill that burrito, taco, bowl or salad however you'd like. Skip the meat, cheese (sorry, no quesadillas or queso) and sour cream, but everything else is fair game, including fajita vegetables, black beans and pinto beans. Steer clear of the non-vegan chipotle honey vinaigrette in favor of salsa as well. (P.S.: Chipotle also has one vegan protein option, called sofritas, that's made from soy.)

Here are eight vegan Chipotle orders we stand by.

1. Veggie Full Bowl

  • Nutrition Information: 695 calories, 29g fat, 95g carbs, 18g protein, 10g sugar, 19g fiber
  • Make It Vegan: no modifications necessary

One perk of going total veg at Chipotle? Guacamole is on the house. (If that doesn't make you stop eating meat, we don't know what will.) This Lifestyle Bowl includes white rice, black beans, fajita veggies, tomato salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa and guac. Of course, you can substitute pinto beans for black and brown rice for white, if you feel so inclined.

2. Fan Favorite Veggie Burrito

  • Nutrition Information (no cheese or sour cream): 995 calories, 38g fat, 139g carbs, 25g protein, 7g sugar, 22g fiber
  • Make It Vegan: skip the cheese and sour cream

Burritos arguably get you the most bang for your buck at Chipotle. So if you're feeling extra hungry, this handheld filled with white rice, pinto beans, romaine lettuce, roasted chili-corn salsa, tomato salsa and guac is the way to go. Pro tip: Ask for the burrito to be grilled for a crispy exterior.

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3. Plant Powered Bowl

  • Nutrition Information: 720 calories, 38g fat, 83g carbs, 18g protein, 13g sugar, 16g fiber
  • Make It Vegan: no modifications necessary

Another Lifestyle Bowl that won't disappoint vegan diners. It starts with a supergreens lettuce blend that's topped with white rice, sofritas, fajita veggies, tomato salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa and guacamole. Don't let the greens fool you: The sofritas pack every bite with plant-based protein.

4. Sofritas Tacos

  • Nutrition Information (order of three; crispy shells and sofritas only): 350 calories, 19g fat, 38g carbs, 11g protein, 5g sugar, 6g fiber
  • Make It Vegan: no modifications necessary

Order 'em crispy or soft; either way, these plant-based tacos will hit the spot. You can top them with rice, beans, fajita veggies, salsa and guacamole if you'd like. As long as you avoid all the dairy-based fixings (queso, sour cream and shredded cheese), you're in the clear.

5. Veggie Salad

  • Nutrition Information: 575 calories, 28g fat, 70g carbs, 14g protein, 2g sugar, 16g fiber
  • Make It Vegan: skip the chipotle honey vinaigrette

Romaine lettuce and guac serve as the base here. They can be topped with your choice of rice, beans and any veggie toppings. Salads come with a side of chipotle honey vinaigrette by default, so ask for extra salsa in place of it to keep the meal vegan.

6. Sofritas Burrito

  • Nutrition Information: 810 calories, 25g fat, 121g carbs, 28g protein, 7g sugar, 14g fiber
  • Make It Vegan: no modifications necessary

The tortilla, sofritas, rice and beans clock this masterpiece in at 810 calories and 28 grams of protein. Needless to say, it'll keep you full for hours, no matter what you add to it. If you want to ensure your burrito stays intact, ask for it to be double wrapped (that means it'll come with a second tortilla).

7. Veggie Tacos

  • Nutrition Information (order of three, crispy): 770 calories, 37g fat, 99g carbs, 17g protein, 3g sugar, 17g fiber
  • Make It Vegan: no modifications necessary

Three hard shells filled with guac, rice, beans and all the veggie toppings your heart desires—sounds like dinner to us. If you're only hungry for a snack, opt for a single taco instead of three to bring the calorie count down to 257 and the protein to 6 grams.

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8. Chips & Guac

  • Nutrition Information (small): 770 calories, 47g fat, 81g carbs, 9g protein, 2g sugar, 13g fiber
  • Make It Vegan: no modifications necessary

Thank goodness chips and guac are naturally vegan. No matter what your entree is, we're betting you always have room for this iconic side. All the salsas are fair game for dipping too—just steer clear of the queso blanco if you're vegan.

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