Fast-food chains aren’t always kind to those who have chosen to live a halal lifestyle. Chipotle is one of the leading fast-food chain restaurants that has locations in most cities and is well-loved by many. It offers a bunch of plant-based ingredients to add to your burritos, tacos, and bowls! But is Chipotle halal?
If you are curious about the Halal status of the famous restaurant, Chipotle, here is an explanation of the halal status of Chipotle restaurants in the UK, Canada and the US.
Is Chipotle Halal?
No, the meat in Chipotle is not halal. This has been confirmed by the restaurant on the Chipotle UK Twitter account which says: we do not have halal meat at our restaurants. Chipotle also does not serve halal meat in North America. However, there are numerous non-meat items on the menu that are safe for consumption by Muslims.
All vegetables and plants are Halal except the things that can make harm your health or give intoxication fully or partially such as drugs, marijuana, alcohol or having anesthesia without necessity or harm products proven scientifically such as cigars.
Any meat killed in a not Halal method is Haram. Pigs, cats, any animal with claws are Haram to eat, Dogs are Haram to eat.
There are more deep details but generally You’ll have good knowledge with this to stand against the Halal Chipotle!
Is Chipotle Chicken Halal?
No, chipotle chicken is not halal. This has been confirmed by the restaurant on the Chipotle UK Twitter account which said that they do not have halal meat at their restaurants.
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Is Chipotle Halal in USA and Canada?
No, chipotle meat is not halal in the US. They have confirmed that they do not serve halal meat in their restaurants located at the united States or Canada. HalalGuidance contacted them via their official mail, and their answer is their meat are not halal.
So what’s the Halal verdict, Chipotle is not Halal in North America or the UK. Obviously, there are non-meat items that Halal observers can consume.
Is Chipotle Sauce Halal?
Yes, chipotle sauce is Halal. In Islam, all vegetables and plants are Halal. There is not a single herb or fruit or vegetable that is Haram (Not Halal), and like I always say here for such “Halal” issues, the default in Islam is about Halal, the Haram are quite few and they are about drinks and meats/fat.
If there is no pork, ham, bacon or lard included in your recipe then it is all Halal.
As for drinks, whatever gets you to lose control due to drinking it is in fact (Haram), this includes beer, wine and all sorts of liquors, even if a whole quantity of it is to make you drunken then the least amount of it is Haram.
Does Chipotle Offer Halal Options?
Yes, chipotle does indeed offer many halal options on its menu today. Halal options in Chipotle include:
Chipotle salads are similar to Burrito Bowls except they’re on a bed of romaine lettuce instead of rice. You can load up all the toppings you’d like (such as beans, fajita veggies, sofritas tofu, corn, tomatoes, and salsa).
Chipotle’s burritos are made with a large, soft, warmed flour tortilla filled with any ingredient toppings you’d like (such as your choice of rice, beans, veggies, tofu, salsa, lettuce, and guacamole.)
These are essentially burritos without the tortilla served up in a bowl. People may choose burrito bowls because they prefer eating with a fork or looking for a healthier, gluten-free, or lower-carb option.
You can order single tacos or a full 3-taco meal served up in soft flour tortillas or crispy corn tortilla taco shells. Fill your tacos with all the vegan fixins (such as your choice of rice, beans, veggies, tofu, salsa, lettuce, and guacamole.)
Halal Options at Chipotle
Halal Toppings & Sides (all listed are halal-friendly)
- Black Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Cilantro Lime White Rice
- Brown Rice
- Fajita Vegetables (sauteed bell peppers and onion)
- Sofritas (braised tofu with poblano and chipotle peppers)
- Romaine Lettuce
- Supergreens Lettuce Blend
- Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa
- Fresh Tomato Salsa
- Tomatillo Red Salsa
- Green Chili Salsa
- Tortilla Chips
But remember you should always verify the Halal status with the restaurant directly just to be sure because things change all the time.