Ordering Low-Carb at Chipotle
If you know what to avoid, you can easily eat out or order takeout or delivery and stick to your low-carb diet. Here are keto Chipotle options to help you out when you find yourself craving this fast food.
- Low-carb friendly: Yes, and highly recommended because they offer a good mix of low-carb ingredients so you can create your own low-carb Chipotle bowl.
- Low-carb entrees on the menu: Yes. For some of their salads, simply skip the rice and beans.
- Satiety level of low-carb entrees: Average. You might have to order two servings of some of the salads.
- Taste of low-carb entrees: Excellent.
- Value for your money: Average. Expect to spend between $10 and $12, but this includes additional servings of meat and guacamole.
- Overall customer experience: Excellent. The restaurant is clean and well-designed; the staff are jolly and generous; the display looked clean and delicious. Chipotle doesn’t serve breakfast, which is actually good for them because they’re sticking to what they’re good at.
Low-Carb Chipotle Options
Double Chicken Salad
- What you’ll get: chunks of marinated grilled chicken thigh, romaine lettuce, and your choice of low-carb toppings, such as fajita grilled veggies, red tomatillo salsa, sour cream; skip the beans, rice, and free dressing; you can get extra guacamole and extra chicken.
- Price: $10.60
- Estimated Macros: 760 calories, 12g net carbs, and 70g protein; you can cut 4g net carbs if you also skip the fajita grilled veggies.
Double Carnitas Salad
- What you’ll get: pulled pork, romaine lettuce, and your choice of toppings such as red tomatillo salsa, guacamole, and shredded cheese; add another serving of pulled pork on top of the guacamole; skip the fajita grilled veggies.
- Price: $11.55
- Estimated Macros: 800 calories, 6g net carbs, and 55g protein
Double Steak Salad
- What you’ll get: double steak, romaine lettuce, fresh tomato salsa, guacamole, and shredded cheese; the steak is a bit dry and not as filling, but this might not be always the case and it could be different in other branches.
- Price: $12.00
- Estimated Macros: 675 calories, 4g net carbs, 51g protein
Double Barbacoa Salad
- What you’ll get: double barbacoa, romaine lettuce, and fajita grilled veggies; this is more like a casserole than a salad because of the soft texture of the meat and grilled veggies.
- Estimated Macros: 600 calories, 9g net carbs, 52g protein
Vegan, Low-Carb Sofritas Salad
- What you’ll get: sofritas (marinated & grilled tofu), red tomatillo sauce, and guacamole; this has a nice flavor and the texture is like shredded chicken or fried eggs.
- Price: $8.90
- Estimated Macros: 420 calories, 12g net carbs, and 11g protein
Side of Queso
- What you’ll get: aged cheddar; this is a low-carb but indulgent order that you can get as additional topping.
- Price: $2.05
- Estimated Macros: 120 calories, 3.5g net carbs, and 8g protein
You’ll find it easy to modify any order at Chipotle to make a low-carb/keto meal, or even create a Chipotle option for diabetics. Chipotle offers different kinds of meat, dairy, vegetables, and salsas that you can mix and match as you please – five low-carb meat options; queso, shredded cheese, or sour cream for your dairy options; two low-carb vegetable options; and four kinds of salsas.
What You Should Not Order
To order low-carb Chipotle, you should definitely avoid their rice, beans, tortillas, taco shells, and tortilla chips – all of which are loaded with carbs. Other items on the menu that are off-limits on a keto diet are the vinaigrette dressing, corn salsa, and margaritas (Chipotle margaritas have roughly 25g net carbs).