I am not super allergic, so I don't usually ask for special care to be taken with my food. and usually when I order something that shouldn't have any wheat in it I'm fine. Unfortunately, after I ate a bowl + chips + guac yesterday, I woke up with pain. I'm not sure if it was cross contact or contamination, or if one of the ingredients isn't safe, but I'm not going back.
— Not very
Chipotle does not have a gluten free menu but instead has a list of gluten-containing ingredients to avoid. Cross-contamination is a concern, however, so let the person taking your order know that you are gluten free and if you need them to take the proper precautions.
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, soft corn, and crispy corn tortillas) and corn salsa, may have a small amount of gluten from potentially co-mingling with gluten-containing grains in the field."
I wouldn't consider this Chipotle GF. I was glutened pretty bad a couple weeks ago. I ordered using the Chipotle app and added special instructions that the meal needed to be GF. If I were to dare return, I would go inside and make sure the server picked ingredients that were not already dipped into and of course change their gloves. I'm not willing to chance it though.
They did a phenomenal job for me. he changed his gloves, got lettuce and cheese from the back that had not been touched yet and used a paper towel to hold the spoons, he handled my food all the way down the line and I had no problems. I was really impressed.
As far as being Gluten Free, I have to rate the loc across from Sunrise Mall an "F-" at best. Their food is okay - according to my hubby, but I was unable to eat there due to cross contamination issues. Clearly, they have no clue, and assume that it is okay to handle wheat flour tortillas, and then plunge their glutened gloves into the lettuce and cheese bins. They smear rice and beans on the gluten tortillas and plop the spoons back into the rice and bean containers, without a 2nd thought. They do have foods that are GF, but celiacs, and gluten sensitives - BEWARE! The manager laughed and said "yeah, I guess we should be more careful." Sad, that they aren't safe.
— No gluten-free information on the menu
Just make sure you ask for them to change their gloves in case they just touched a flour tortilla. They’re pretty good about using new utensils or getting food from new bins
I was in a hurry and it was ready in time. I didn’t get sick so I would say it was good.
I have never felt more comfortable than eating at Chipotle today. We can have everything but the tortillas and the honey vinegarette. They were able to answer all of my questions they only ever fry their chips in the friers which is cooked with masa Flour and we can have it. When ordering I let them know of my sensitivity and they washed their hands, got new gloves, and even changed the serving utensils to new ones. I would go here again and again. Most celiac friendly place I have been to that wasn't dedicated gluten free.
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu