Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Vacation Food

I don't tend to eat out often but since I'm on vacation this week I admit that I got take out for dinner last night and again for lunch today. 

Last night's stop was Chipotle.  If you haven't been, you should check it out.  The founder's motto is "Food With Integrity".  They have a small menu with fresh, flavorful, quality ingredients.  In the two times I've been there I have witnessed them hand chopping cilantro and onions- no frozen produce here.  I've also seen them hand mashing avocados which they claim to do three times a day.  Their web site is very transparent and fully discloses all ingredients and nutritional information.  When your food is good you really have little to hide.  Here's a link to Food With Integrity.  As proof that I am not alone in loving this relatively new addition to the area there was a very long line of people that wrapped along the wall, down to the door, and then back along the outer edge.  Totally worth it.

Today I walked downtown to the farmer's market.  It was pouring rain but I think that only thinned the crowds out a tad.  Here are photos of the grower I bought from.  I got some of these great cherry tomatoes and I also bought a bunch of cukes.

After leaving the farmer's market I headed up Congress Street to Green Elephant.  It had just opened for lunch so I got the first order in for Pad Thai.  Five minutes later I left with food in hand.  The inside of the restaurant is small but very well done. I've only ever had take out and it is definitely fresh and a step above.


1 comment:

  1. I have fallen in love with Chipolte! You can order online so you can skip the long line. I even think theres an app for that.