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Chipotle Takes Out the Guesswork by Adding Vegan and Vegetarian Bowls to the Menu

By Sophie Hirsh

Even though Chipotle's menu is full of meat and dairy, the fast casual chain has long offered solid options for vegetarians and vegans, too. And now, Chipotle is making eating out even easier for those who don't consume animal products. Chipotle is now offering two new preconfigured menu options: a Vegan Bowl and a Vegetarian Bowl, in all of its restaurants across the U.S.

Chipotle shared the news with Green Matters on Monday, March 4. The two new bowls are the first offerings of Chipotle's "Plant-Powered" Lifestyle Bowl options. The restaurant chain first launched the Lifestyle Bowls series earlier this year with Keto, Paleo, Whole30, and "double protein" bowls.

As seen on Chipotle's website, the Vegan Bowl is made up of Sofritas (Chipotle's spicy, shredded, soy-based protein option), brown rice, black beans, fresh tomato salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa, and lettuce. The Vegetarian Bowl comes with fajita veggies, brown rice, pinto beans, fresh tomato salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa, sour cream, and guacamole. It's a bummer that the vegan bowl doesn't come with guac, because you know that costs extra to add. But out of all the Lifestyle Bowls, the two new veggie ones are actually the least expensive, though the exact price varies depending on your location. For example, in Manhattan, they go for $8.95 each, in Los Angeles they're $7.25 each, and in Wichita, Kansas, they're $6.95 each.