As many of you long time readers may know, I don’t frequent chain restaurants for the simple reason that we don’t really have them where I live in Manhattan. However, there is one chain that we do have here in NYC that I frequent often: Chipotle. I’ll stop in for a business meeting/work lunch, a quick lunch without work colleagues, before an evening event or before theater. Friends often suggest it to me for a casual food allergy friendly bite with this Allergic Girl because it has something for everyone. And it’s my new saving grace when I travel.
Why all this Chipotle love? Food with integrity is their motto. They like to treat animals well. You can dine there as a vegan, vegetarian or full on meat-eater. It’s less than 10 bucks for a meal.
But for me, the biggest attraction is that anywhere in the country that I may go, I can dine at Chipotle and be assured that: “We use no peanuts, tree nuts or any other kind of nuts in our food.” That means I seek out Chipotle on my google maps GPS whatever city I may be in and dine there, often. After an Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies book event in Philly, guess where the event organizer suggested taking us for dinner that’s safe for her food allergic child and me? Chipotle.
Chipotle: food allergy friendly - we love what you're doing -keep doing it!