Soon You'll Be Able to Get Tofu Burritos at Chipotle

Categories: Vegetarian

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In what we can only assume is a bid to take a bigger share of the fast-casual dining market, Chipotle has announced a tentative new vegetarian entree option. Beginning February 12, the chain will begin testing tofu "sofritas" burritos in seven of its Bay Area restaurants. The organic, GMO-free tofu will come from Oakland's Hodo Soy Beanery and will be shredded and braised with chipotles, roasted poblanos and other spices for a filling the fast-casual chain hopes will appeal to both vegetarians and vegans. Sofritas will be available in burritos, tacos, burrito bowls and salads.

See also: Best Vegetarian Burrito - Plantain and black bean burrito, the Little Chihuahua

Find it at the following Chipotle locations: 525 Market, 121 Fourth St., and 126 New Montgomery in San Francisco; 2019 Chess Drive and 251 East 3rd Ave. in San Mateo; 180 El Camino Real in Palo Alto; and 135 El Camino Real in Millbrae.

Or, don't find it and head to your corner taqueria for a Mexican fix instead, because mass-market "Mission-style" burritos are all well and good for markets without the real deal ... but we're certainly not lacking better options.


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Aaron Duncan
Aaron Duncan

Gross...and unhealthy to boot. Tofu is processed food.

beaelliott
beaelliott

@Richard Alfaro From Wikipedia: Tofu, also called bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy juice and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. It is a component in many East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisines. There are many different varieties of tofu, including fresh tofu and tofu that has been processed in some way. Tofu has a subtle flavor and can be used in savory and sweet dishes. It is often seasoned or marinated to suit the dish.

Tofu has a low calorie count, relatively large amounts of protein, and little fat. It is high in iron and, depending on the coagulant used in manufacturing, may also be high in calcium and/or magnesium.

**************It's also quite delicious! ;)

emendblu1
emendblu1

@Aaron Duncan what is it you eat on a daily basis that is so much better than tofu?


beaelliott
beaelliott

@Aaron Duncan Hi Aaron --- "Unhealthy" - Compared to what? Compared to the combined flesh of 1,000 different cows who were fed corn on a feedlot??? Certainly tofu isn't any more "processed" than any other "fresh meat" that has been sprayed with chemicals in order not to appear "bad". I think the nonhumans used as "livesock" are also administered gobs of artificial ingredients while they're alive too - Aren't they? 

Tofu is just fine... I wouldn't and don't eat it every day --- But once and a while it's just a very smart choice rather than the "dead-meat" option! ;)

theduncan
theduncan

@emendblu1 everything...meat, veggies, fruits...everything is better than tofu that nature does not produce. It is devoid of nutrition except crude protein. I'd eat non gmo soybeans any day but tofu...pass.

theduncan
theduncan

@beaelliott uh yeah that's what I meant...feed lot meat. No stupid unhealthy compared to actual real food such the likes that grow from the ground or grass fed or wild caught. Even compared to the soybean tofu cannot be called real food. It's processed beyond an inch of it's life to make crude protein matter that is the ultimate in lifeless "food". You can eat it all you want...I'll be eating food with life, color and taste.

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