I have a new job. Well, I suppose it isn’t all that new since I just had my 3-month review (I did quite well, thank you ). But during this little new phase I have had to find new emergency options (ok, they maybe are also kind of treat options for bad or stressful days too) near my new work location. Thus far, one of my favorite options is the local Chipotle. They explain what may and may not be problematic for gluten-free people here, on their website. From what I gather it may be wise to ask your server to change their gloves. I think this may be especially important given that I have seen many workers there reach for the “default” option of a flour tortilla before taking an order. Far be it from me to ever criticize someone for efficiency, and in their position, I would likely be making the exact same motion, but in the gluten-free world we have to watch out for these poor efficiency mavens, and correct their course in a friendly manner before the rest of the workday is ruined by digestive travails.
I think at this point I should mention that large, wheat-filled tortillas are dragged down the counter, not entirely shielded from contact from the food grade plastic and stainless steel by the aluminum foil that will eventually entomb their delicious burritos. I feel pretty safe with my standard burrito bowl option, the cardboard boat-like structure safely sailing my meal past any visible contaminants.
But on to favorites. This is what I typically order:
A burrito bowl, with white rice, pinto beans, chicken, all three salsas and hot sauces, sour cream, no cheese, and sometimes lettuce. Also, there is a “secret” item here (sort of in the manner of the “short” drink size at Starbucks ; readily available at all of then but never on a menu…), the “kid’s chip.” It is this perfect little serving size of chips that comes in a cute little bag, and it isn’t on the “adult” menu.