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Disappointed At Chipotle - What Should I Expect?

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:24 PM

He does sound rude!  But I confess, I'm confused - isn't the rice safe there?  I thought the only thing with Gluten were the tortillas.  Or did you mean that he didn't change his gloves before starting to dish out your order?  Yes, that would have teed me off.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 06:16 PM

Chipotle is the only restaurant I've eaten at and not gotten sick after being diagnosed with GI. I always only get the burrito bowl (with brown rice, black beans, mild salsa, corn, and cheese) and the tortilla chips. I've never once had a problem and I eat there at least a few times a month. 


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 05:32 PM

I'm probably the biggest advocate of Chipotle there is, but that doesn't mean they can ever be perfect.

 

I've been enjoying their food since they opened about 15 years ago, the last 5 being since I was diagnosed with Celiac.

 

My experience is that the CO run stores are cleaner and better run overall. This may be part of the problem.

 

Since the OP is newly diagnosed, I understand how stressful eating out is.

 

Maybe this will help.

 

  • The only thing in the store that has gluten is the wheat tortilla. But the warming machine is definitely cc'd, so don't use it ever.
  • The only ingredient that may have been a worry is the vinegar in the hot red sauce, but vinegar is usually ok'd by us Celiacs (some choose to avoid it).
  • Yes, the spoons sometimes touch the tortilla, but usually they just dump it on top, and it doesn't. They will change spoons and gloves if you ask (I don't bother).
  • I have never once got cc'd there and I eat there at least 3x per week (few choices near my job and I trust them).
  • I ONLY ever order a Burrito Bowl. This way there is no possible cc from salad, dressings, taco shells etc.
  • I skip the "extras", even though they are gluten-free, they are more easily cc'd. I order MEAT, BEANS, Fajitas and Meat. That's it.
  • If I ever see a dirty store, I'm more careful
  • I eat their chips all the time. No problem, it's a dedicated fryer.
  • I verified all the meats are gluten-free, they even let me read the label(s) when I was first diagnosed

We all have to be careful, I understand, but eating at Chipotle's CAN be done easily. I'm sensitive to cc and have never had an issue.

 

Good Luck!

Cool! I didn't really know that chipotle was gluten free! But I do have to ask....when the employee is fixing up a burrito and he/she touches the lettuce with the gluten contaminated gloves from the burrito does that mean that the lettuce isn't safe?

im a newbie :)


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:24 PM

Welcome to the forum, lovely!  (I re-read that and I imagine it in a British accent... lol)

 

I like the way you think, avoiding CC.  :)

The Lettuce and Cheese that they grab with their hands, I will not eat off the line.  They go through a ton, though, and always have some ready to refill the line in the back.  So if they are not busy, I will ask them to go get me some from a fresh container, and they are always understanding.  


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:46 AM

I got glutened there last night. The server was very nice, and offered to change his gloves and all of the spoons in the ingredients, since they come into constant contact with the flour tortillas. That set off a warning bell in my head not to eat there, since even if they changed the spoons, those contaminated spoons had been plunged back into the food numerous times. But I hadn't eaten all day, and I was really hungry and had no food at home, so I went ahead with it. Guess what? I got sick.

 

Still dealing with the consequences this morning. Ugh.


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 07:14 PM

Ugh ate chipotle and got glutened pretty badly. We ordered catering for a build-your-own taco lunch at work. Chipotle assured me each ingredient would be packed separately. I broke out in hives and I am covered in a rash on my chest and shoulder. Might go to the hospital for steroids if it doesn't go away soon.
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Posted 02 August 2015 - 07:40 PM

"I broke out in hives..."

That is an allergic reaction to something, not a celiac reaction. It is, of course, possible that you are allergic to wheat in addition to having celiac disease. The rash could be DH, but might also be an allergy.
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Posted 02 August 2015 - 08:00 PM

I'm diagnosed with celiac since 2011 via an endoscopy. Hives and rashes have always been part of a collective set of symptoms for me. It might be dh, but I've never been able to get it biopsied in time. It's not an allergic reaction. I also get stomach issues, head aches, insomnia, and depression after a glutening. Considering the plethora of misinformation floating around this forum, I would think the moderators time would be better spent issuing corrections there, rather than challenging a verified celiac's symptoms. Celiac is not fully understood and people experience different things. I know it's not an allergic reaction because anti-histamines make no difference and its a consistent symptom. You sound like my first doctor telling me I'm not "thin" enough to be celiac and don't fit the profile.
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Posted 02 August 2015 - 08:04 PM

Also talk to my gastro and primary, who both acknowledge rashes and hives as symptoms. Just because you don't have skin manifestations doesn't mean you speak for the whole celiac community.
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Posted 02 August 2015 - 08:10 PM

Isn't this a support forum? just saying.
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Posted 02 August 2015 - 08:30 PM

http://www.celiac.co...dren/Page1.html

 

 

http://www.celiac.co...dren/Page1.html

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC2659909/

 

I am done with this forum because it's no longer functioning positively for me. There is too much bad counsel floating around here. Good night.


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 08:46 PM

It is a support forum, and I do get hives, but not from ingesting gluten. I am fortunate that I did not have DH, just horrible gastric symptoms, anemia, seizures and other issues that put me in hospital.

Acute hives--which appear suddenly and then pass--are almost always an allergic reaction. The sudden onset you described matches that case.

Chronic hives--those which develop slowly and persist over a long time--can be from other causes, including celiac disease.

Sorry if I offended you by trying to help. After 15 years of celiac disease, and ten years helping people here, I have learned a lot and share when I think it may help. My intent was to suggest that you investigate a possible allergy, in addition to celiac disease.
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