Wondering if you can eat at Chipotle on a gluten-free diet? The quick answer is: Yes!
Check out this ultimate guide to find out more about Chiptole’s gluten-free menu.
When you want quick and healthy Mexican food, there’s no better option than Chipotle Mexican Grill. From burrito bowls to salads and tacos, the menu is expansive yet simple. You can never go wrong!
Luckily, Chipotle happens to be an amazing restaurant for people with Celiac disease.
SHORT ANSWER: Everything at Chipotle is gluten-free except the flour tortillas!
Let’s talk about everything you can order (and gluten ingredients to avoid) next time you’re at Chipotle.
For more gluten-free restaurant menus, be sure to check out these articles on Starbucks gluten-free, Wendy’s gluten-free, Jersey Mike’s gluten-free, Panera gluten-free, Taco Bell gluten-free and Chick Fil-A gluten-free.
Is Anything Gluten-Free at Chipotle?
Yes! In fact, almost EVERY ingredient at Chipotle is gluten-free. (Cue the confetti!) As Chipotle says on its website, the only ingredients that aren’t gluten-free are the flour tortillas for burritos and tacos.
So if you opt for crispy corn tortilla tacos or get a bowl or salad, you’re good to go!
Feel free to load up on toppings and dressings, too. They’re ALL gluten-free!
Chipotle Gluten-Free Menu
Chipotle has tons of delicious food that is naturally gluten-free. You can order almost ANYTHING on the menu without worrying about gluten — just avoid the burrito (made with a flour tortilla) or the flour tortilla tacos.
If you have a very high gluten sensitivity, you may have some concerns about cross-contamination. Thankfully, most Chipotle locations are respectful of these concerns. The company suggests asking the staff member to change their gloves before starting your order.
Here’s the allergen statement straight from their website:
“If you avoid gluten, don’t eat our flour tortillas. If you are highly sensitive to gluten and would like us to change our gloves, just let us know at the start of your order. You should be aware items containing corn, including corn tortillas (chips and crispy corn tortillas) and corn salsa, may have trace amounts of gluten from potentially co-mingling with gluten-containing grains in the field.”
Gluten-Free Meat Options
More good news for our gluten-free friends: ALL of the meat at Chipotle is gluten-free, including beef, chicken, pork, and meat substitutes. Here’s a full list of gluten-free meat options at Chipotle:
- Barbacoa beef
You guessed it! Chipotle gluten-free toppings are abundant. So pile on the black beans, lettuce, and more. These fresh ingredients are ALL naturally gluten-free! Here’s a complete list of gluten-free toppings at Chipotle:
- Black beans
- Brown rice
- White rice
- Fajita vegetables
- Fresh tomato salsa
- Monterey Jack cheese
- Pinto beans
- Queso blanco
- Roasted chili-corn salsa
- Romaine lettuce
- Sour cream
- Supergreens lettuce blend
- Tomatillo green-chili salsa
- Tomatillo red-chili salsa
- Chipotle honey vinaigrette
Like most other Chipotle menu items, the sides are naturally gluten-free. So if you want to add a little something extra to your gluten-free meal, go right ahead! Here are some of the Chipotle sides that are safe for people with wheat food allergies:
- Black beans
- Brown rice
- Fajita veggies
- White rice
- Pinto beans
- Queso blanco
- Tortilla chips
Our Go-To Gluten-Free Chipotle Orders
Chipotle has SO many gluten-free options to choose from. But I get it—sometimes you just want someone to walk you through the process and tell you what to order! I can definitely get overwhelmed by a large gluten-free menu, so I’ll share all of our go-to orders to help you narrow down your options!
Here are a few of our go-to gluten-free Chipotle orders:
The burrito bowl gives you all the delicious goodness you’ll find in a classic Chipotle burrito, minus the flour tortilla. You can load this bowl up with lots of different toppings, including mild or medium salsa, brown or white rice, and black or pinto beans.
I also love adding fajita veggies to this bowl for some extra nutrients! Choose your favorite meat OR skip the meat and go vegetarian.
Crunchy Shell Tacos
Crunchy shell tacos are just like the regular soft tacos, but made with a gluten-free hard shell corn tortilla. Yum! I honestly like these even more than the regular tacos.
The crunchy shell gives it a delicious texture and perfectly compliments the meat and cheese combination. You can order a meal of three tacos, or get one taco a la carte.
The salad is the perfect Chipotle menu choice when you want something a little lighter and healthier. You can customize the salad any way you want, and can make it lower calorie by skipping toppings like cheese or sour cream.
I love this salad with the new garlic guajillo steak or pork carnitas. This salad comes with chipotle-honey vinaigrette, but since you can add salsa on top, I feel like it doesn’t even need the dressing.
The Chipotle gluten-free Lifestyle Bowl is one of the newer menu offerings. It can be customized to suit just about any diet, whether you’re macro counting, doing Whole30, Paleo, Keto, vegetarian, or vegan. And here’s the best part: ALL of the options are gluten-free!
For example, the Grain Freedom Bowl is grain-free, the Balanced Macros Bowl is light on rice and skips the sour cream and cheese, and the Wholesome Bowl skips the beans and rice. I LOVE that Chipotle gluten-free menu accommodates so many different lifestyles with this delicious bowl!
Chips and Queso or Guacamole
Chips and dip are such a satisfying combination, and luckily, Chipotle gluten-free tortilla chips, queso, and guacamole are ALL delicious.
The crispy, salty chips with a hint of lime always hit the spot and taste great with a serving of salsa, too. This is a great side dish to go with one taco, or perfect for sharing with the whole family.
Crunchy Tacos Kids Meal
If you have a child eating gluten-free, choose the Kid’s Build Your Own meal with the Crunchy Tacos. This is the ONLY gluten-free kid’s meal at Chipotle! It comes with a choice of meat, gualamole or queso, and two toppings. Kids can choose fruit or chips to go with their tacos, along with juice or milk. It comes in a cute compartmentalized tray my kids love!
Yes, Chipotle is a great restaurant chain option if you have a gluten intolerance. You can safely order a burrito bowl, taco with a corn tortilla, salad, or one of the lifestyle bowls and add any toppings you’d like. They’re all gluten-free! The only items to avoid are the flour tortillas, which are made with wheat flour.
Yes, Chipotle gluten-free chips are made with corn and do not contain any gluten ingredients.
Yes, Chipotle queso is gluten-free, along with all other sides and sauces!
Yes, both the brown rice and white rice at Chipotle are gluten-free.
Yes, the pinto beans at Chipotle are gluten-free. (So are the black beans and other side dishes!)
No, Chipotle chicken does not contain gluten. In fact, all of the meat at Chipotle is gluten-free. If you have a high sensitivity to gluten, just ask one of the Chipotle employees to wear a fresh pair of gloves to prepare your meal.
The Bottom Line
If you have a wheat allergy or a non-Celiac gluten sensitivity, Chipotle is a wonderful place to eat. You can get fresh Mexican food at a reasonable price, and almost ALL of the food items are gluten-free.
The only items on Chipotle’s menu that aren’t gluten-free are the flour tortillas. So if you avoid the burrito or flour tortilla tacos, you’ll have plenty of gluten-free options!