Chipotle. My favorite fast food restaurant. Hands down. Nothing comes close. Long before I knew about paleo eating I’d stumbled onto the habit, for one basic reason, the Chipotle burrito bowls and wraps are simply way too much food.
Forget hot dogs, I want to see how many burritos Kobayashi and Chestnut can handle in a food eating contest. Eat one full burrito and you’ll be ready for nap in about an hour. I made the mistake once or twice and wisely converted to the salad bowl. All wrapped up, a burrito looks about the size of Civil War canister shot. Mind you – they say your stomach is roughly the size of your fist.
I’ve perfected, yes perfected, my Chipotle experience a bit further by dropping the black beans. I also frequently eat Chipotle when breaking a fast. Its filling enough that I won’t look elsewhere for more food after eating.
Here’s my suggested order: Step one, skip the rice and ask for a salad. Step two, ask for vegetables instead of beans. Add protein, you get a choice here. Salsa? Yes. I order the mild and ask for the medium or hot on the side. Corn? No. Cheese? perhaps a little. And if you ask for “just a little” they will actually give you just a little. Otherwise feel free to say no. Guacamole? Heck yeah. Awesome. “Even if the Guac costs extra,” she asks? Of course. I question why they can’t just swap that big pile of rice for guac for free but deep down I’m so happy I’m getting guacamole. Today is my day. I think the sun is a little brighter today. Skip the dressing, its full of sugar and you’ve already got the guac and the extra side of salsa anyway.
Just over $10 if you order a drink instead of water. Bring on the iced tea.
If ordered this way you won’t be hungry for a while. But you won’t be ready for a nap under your desk, Costanza-style, either.
If you go to the Power Plant location in Baltimore’s inner harbor, be nice because that’s my regular stop.