When it comes to healthy fast food, Chipotle is definitely one of my top choices (next to Pollo Tropical). I was on my way from one appointment to the next this afternoon and had only about 20 minutes to eat. Luckily I was close to a Chipotle and got in and out exactly within time. I had my food within less than 2 minutes!
Now for those of you who are not familiar with Chipotle and their brilliant concept, here it goes:
Similar to the Subway or Quiznos concept you can pick your own burrito at the beginning of the line and then have it “filled” by one of the restaurant employees. There are several choices available ranging from different types of meats to vegetarian. You can choose beans, vegetables and rice in addition to your meat. Then you pick one (or all, as I often do) salsa, sour cream, cheese, and guacamole to finish up your favorite combination. Then all of the ingredients are (mostly) skillfully rolled into a burrito. In case you don’t like burritos, there are tortilla-less burrito bowls available. Other choices on the menu are Tacos and tortilla chips with salsa. Also available besides soft drinks are delicious fruit juices and even beer. Prices range from $6-$15 for a meal. The quality is outstanding and the food tastes very fresh. The restaurants themselves are very trendy inside and out, featuring an industrial style with concrete floors and modern “Mexican” art. The music is also trendy, mostly modern Latin, even though sometimes a bit loud. On a nice day it’s also very nice to sit outside on the patio which each chain has. There are restaurants all over Central Florida, the closest to Sanford in Lake Mary; yes, as of now there is no Chipotle in Sanford, but I’m confident there will be one here soon 🙂
Quick warning: for those of you who don’t like spicy: careful, the steak and spicy sauce are truly super spicy!
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