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BFreeman

Chipotle Mexican Grill

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I saw the post about almost everything at Chipotle maybe being okay. I have seen this restaurant but have never been there. What is it like? What are the prices like?

Thanks.

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Chipotle is primarily a burrito place that custom makes your burrito from a variety of ingredients available. All of the ingredients are gluten free except the tortilla itself. You can get the bowl which has everything except the tortilla. The issue is cross-contamination as the flour tortillas move down the assembly line.

One recommended step is to ask the server to use fresh gloves but my experience trying that was that the server understood just enough english to get the ingredient and I didn't know enough spanish to make my point.

I liked the place prior to diagnosis so I've tried it several times post-diagnosis. My record is noticable gluten symptoms about 20% of the time.

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This place is pretty good. When I worked at my last office, my celiac coworker and I used to go here all the time. We almost always got the barbacoa without any problems. (He was super sensitive.) The one thing you have to watch out for is when it's super busy, the workers can go on autopilot. I've almost gotten shreds of cheese from the next person's bowl. Just be insistent that they make it again. The managers are typically understanding about this.

One thing we all learned is that you have to do one order at a time or it messes up the assembly line. They will mess it up if you want multiple orders. (There's a window for that.)


Gluten free since Feb 2006, Dairy and Soy free since 2009

Anemic off and on since 2003

Negative tTG Ab, IgA, Gliadin Ab IgA, wheat allergy (IgE) blood tests (Feb 2006)

Positive wheat allergy skin test(Apr 2006)and dietary response (Feb 2006)

Celiac grandmother (Dx in 1940s, "grew out of it")

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I think of it as a mexican version of subway. Its that kind of assembly line. You cannot eat the burrito, but I believe you can have the crunchy taco shell, or you can get the bowl w no shell. (I havent actually gone out since i went off gluten either) You can choose rice (or no rice - too much starch for me), what kind of meat (or black beans instead of meat), cheese or no cheese, a few toppings, what kind of salsa. It does get very busy during the lunch rush, so go for the first time slightly off time.


Cara - 42, mom to dd 15, ds 12, ds 4

Off gluten and dairy (and tapioca ;-( ) since 11/07

A.L.C.A.T. test showed over 50 sensitive foods

Celiac panel came back negative.

Regular allergy testing reacted to every inhalant and all but 6 foods.

Slowly adding in foods, started w 19 and now have 25

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I go to Chipotle all the time. I ask for them to change gloves and get a chicken burrito bowl and the chips every time. I've Never had a problem with them. It's my number one good-food-fast place to eat. The menu isn't complicated, very basic, but so yummy!


Sacramento, CA

Rheumatoid Arthritis since 1986

Gluten Free since 2005

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Chipotle is awesome. I just had it for lunch actually. Us celiacs can have everything but the burrito and the soft tacos. Both use flour tortillas. You can get the crunchy tacos or a bol. I usually get the bol, it's awesome. You tell them everything you want and they do it. It's great. It's reasonably priced also. Love it. =)


symptoms-october 5th, 2007

negative endoscopy and colonoscopy-december 2007

positive bloodwork-january 2008

diagnosed celiac-january 8, 2008

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I was at a chipotle this past weekend and asked the manager for an allergen list. They have a card that lists out what items have gluten. They recommend NOT getting the chicken because of the marinade. I was happy to find out that their rice, veggies, black beans and chips did not contain gluten.

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I was at a chipotle this past weekend and asked the manager for an allergen list. They have a card that lists out what items have gluten. They recommend NOT getting the chicken because of the marinade. I was happy to find out that their rice, veggies, black beans and chips did not contain gluten.

http://www.chipotle.com/Chipotle_Allergen_Card.pdf

I got this off their website. I always read the chicken was safe. Maybe the restaurant at your city uses a different marinade per the bottom warning. That's interesting. Maybe I should ask my restaurant.

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