I’m sure I speak for millions when I say that the current downward spiral Chipotle is experiencing leaves me pretty brokenhearted (though I’m sure I am the minority when I say that death doesn’t scare me, and I still eat Chipotle anyway).
Regardless, many of my fellow Chipotle lovers are left with no alternatives to ride out this burrito bowl drought. Until Chipotle gets back on its feet (and it definitely will, or so help me), here are a few restaurants you can try out to help fill the void.
If you’re looking for Chipotle-styled restaurants that let you create and build your own dish, these are the restaurants to try:
This is your Mediterranean Chipotle! Pizzita Circle not only offers bowls of Mediterranean cuisine; they also offer PIZZAS of Mediterranean cuisine. Yum. No tacos here, though. Carry on.
This is your pizza Chipotle! And no, not like Pieology. Blaze Pizza offers much more variety than Pieology and their pizzas actually have real crusts for us carb-lovers. Alas, no sofritas here.
MEXICAN GRILL RESTAURANTS
You don’t go to Chipotle if you want authentic Mexican food. So while the popular food chain is down, try these places out:
Tacos del Rio
Now here’s something Chipotle will never give us: carne asada fries, and Tacos del Rio arguably has the best plate of them in the area. Small plus? They’re a bit Chipotle styled too, but I’m still missing my very coveted burrito bowl.
Responsibly Raised Meat
Was Chipotle’s “Food with Integrity” campaign what made you a loyal customer? Here’s a helpful app for you to check out:
What are some of the restaurants you’ve been visiting during this Chipotle drought? Let us know using the hashtag, #CampusCropChat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and remember to follow us on Snapchat @asicpp.