Home & Garden Home Vegan Guide to Chipotle: The Best Menu Options, Swaps, and More From bowls to burritos, the vegan possibilities are endless at Chipotle. By Elyse Glickman Elyse Glickman Writer Elyse has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of food and drink writing and journalism. In addition to contributing to a variety of food, nutrition, and travel publications, she has developed and managed her own publication, Liquid Living, focused on home entertaining. Learn about our editorial process Updated January 16, 2022 Treehugger / Photo Illustration by Catherine Song / Chipotle Share Twitter Pinterest Email Home Sustainable Eating Pest Control Natural Cleaning DIY Family Green Living Thrift & Minimalism In This Article Expand Best Bet Vegan Entrée Bases Vegan Sides, Fillings, & Toppings Vegan Salsas Vegan Beverages Chipotle Mexican Grill remains ahead of the plant-based curve by having an abundance of options for vegan customers. In fact, its vegan protein is so well-crafted that it comes across as anything but a compromise in terms of flavor and texture. The fast-casual chain’s build-your-own ingredients bar allows customers to mix and match the menu items of their choosing. Vegans can get creative and order tacos, burritos, and bowls featuring rice, beans, Sofritas, veggies, salsas, guacamole, and more. Here, we give you the rundown of all your plant-based options at Chipotle. Feel-Good Food While personalizing the menu has always been Chipotle’s biggest selling point, the chain also gets points for putting its sustainability practices front and center. Chipotle has pledged its commitment to using organic produce from local farmers, converting 400 acres of conventional farmland to organic farmland with its grower-partners, fair treatment of its employees, and the Earth-friendly ways it deals with its waste. Best Bet: Vegan Lifestyle Bowl The Vegan Lifestyle Bowl is built with Sofritas (shredded and generously spiced tofu with poblano and chipotle peppers), brown rice, black beans, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa, and shredded romaine lettuce. However, in keeping with its approach of customization, you can swap out and substitute ingredients. Those who don't want Sofritas can instead add a mix of vegan black and pinto beans. If you prefer extra spice, ask for extra salsa or a mix of different salsas when ordering. Craving bolder flavor and more crunch? Swap out the romaine with the recently improved Supergreens lettuce blend or add in grilled fajita vegetables. The possibilities are endless. Vegan Entrée Bases Good news: Every base you can think of at Chipotle is vegan. Burrito (Flour Tortilla)Burrito BowlTacos (Crispy Corn or Soft Flour Tortilla)Salad Vegan Sides, Fillings, & Toppings From two types of rice to a range of proteins and veg, you've got a lot of delicious choices here. (And don't forget about the chips.) SofritasChorizoPinto BeansBlack BeansCilantro Lime White RiceCilantro Lime Brown RiceFajita Vegetables (sauteed bell peppers and onion)GuacamoleRomaine LettuceSupergreens Lettuce BlendTortilla Chips, flavored with lime and salt Treehugger Tip Although vegan nachos are not on the menu, it’s easy enough to create them (minus the cheese) with the build-your-own menu format. Order chips with guacamole, a side of beans, salsas, and any other plant-based toppers you fancy. Vegan Salsas Spice up your meal with one (or a few) of these fresh salsas. There's a heat level for everyone. Fresh Tomato SalsaTomatillo Red SalsaGreen Chili SalsaRoasted Chili-Corn Salsa Vegan Beverages Quench your thirst with any of the following vegan drinks. WaterSparkling waterLemonadeNantucket Nectars (all flavors)IZZE fizzy drinks (all flavors)Assorted fountain sodas Frequently Asked Questions Does Chipotle have a vegan menu? While there is technically not a designated vegan menu at Chipotle, the chain's customizable menu allows customers to order a variety of vegan menu items. Their Vegan Lifestyle Bowl is a great starting point. Are all Chipotle beans vegan? Yes, both the Black Beans and Pinto Beans are vegan-friendly. Does Chipotle have vegan meat? Chipotle's Sofritas, shredded and spiced tofu with poblano and chipotle peppers, serve as a vegan meat option. There are no other meat alternatives at this time. Is the rice at Chipotle vegan? Chipotle offers two varieties of rice—Cilantro Lime White Rice and Cilantro Lime Brown Rice—and both are vegan. Is the chorizo at Chipotle vegan? Yes. Chipotle's plant-based chorizo is even vegan certified.