Chipotle to Test Vegan Menu in Philadelphia

Photo courtesy of Chipotle Mexican Grill

Photo courtesy of Chipotle Mexican Grill

It might seem weird to some to test a vegan menu item from a national chain in Philadelphia. But we know better, there’s never been a better time to be a vegan or vegetarian in Philadelphia. So we’re not too surprised (ok we’re still surprised) that Chipotle has chosen Philadelphia as a test city for its new vegan menu item.  Sofritas, which are defined as “shredded tofu braised with chipotle chilies, roasted poblano peppers and a blend of aromatic spices” will be available in burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads starting next Monday, October 21st.

Check out more on sofritas and Chipotle at Be Well Philly.


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  • Meridith

    What a stupid spin on this article. Why is it weird that after SF, the new test markets are Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washigton DC and Richmond? All major mid-Atlantic cities.

  • Alex

    Hip City Veg has a line out the door every day and reservations at Vedge can be difficult to get — it isn’t surprising that someone has noticed there’s a market for vegan food here.

  • Mary

    Philly is a pretty major Vegan city, Vedge is being talked about around the world, we have hip city veg, also not doing too shabby, Milah Vegetarian, Su Xing house vegetarian chinese and I’m sure several other non-meat chinese restaurants, Rachel’s Pantry, a gang of juice bars, some raw food offerings, another vegan place that’s been operating for years but the name slips my mind, basic 4 vegetarian and Kung Fu Hoagies etc. etc.

  • Cronmoax

    This sounds great…as a limited meat eater, this will be a nice alternative to their overly squishy/fatty chicken.