The latest transplant from American dining is Chipotle, found right off Robson and Howe. It’s not a typical ‘sit down’ restaurant as it is a grab your order and sit or go. With their big portions and healthy, organic options, I can see why it’s extremely popular.

My sister Nathalie and I went to try it out on a chilly Saturday morning. Nathalie has been here a couple times before and is a big fan. Today, I ordered the Chicken Burrito with brown rice, black beans and regular salsa. Nathalie had warned me how big this burrito was but I didn’t really think much of it until 1) I cut it in half and 2) I finished it. The burrito is fully packed with all the fillings you ask for (and then some, if you’d like to add guacamole, etc).

Just because this is not a ‘sit down’ restaurant doesn’t mean the quality is lacking. The quality, in fact is surprising for a burrito that’s just $8.95. Your choice of brown rice or white rice is already a plus in my books, but the freshness of the ingredients really contributes to a delicious flavour that’s easy to enjoy (whether you’re a foodie or just want something to fill you up).

A healthy and filling option, it’ll be interesting to see the dynamic once Spring is back and all the food carts are lined up near the Art Gallery – Chipotle might be a big competitor to these food trucks. For those working nearby and don’t have time to stand and wait, you can order online in advance for pickup – which might be the deciding factor for people on their lunch breaks.






For their menu and ordering online, check out their website

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About Dee

Inspired by her father’s cooking savvy and impeccable taste and her love of trying out new places, Dee decided to pursue her love of food. Although she much prefers eating at a local restaurant, she has also taken up cooking as a novice who has lots to learn and many recipes to try. Join her quest to rise from cooking mediocrity and fine tune her palate at different restaurants!