Chipotle Mexican Grill


Chipotle Mexican Grill

Since we first posted about Chipotle, they have added an allergen chart. Fortunately for the dairy-free consumer, nothing has changed since then. Previously, when I contacted their customer service, I received this plain and simple response, “The only dairy is in our cheese and sour cream.”  Yes, hold the cheese and sour cream, and this place is a non-dairy mecca (but keep an eye on cross-contamination of course)!


No Dairy (Milk) Ingredients (use caution due to cross-contamination potential in food preparation):

  • Meat and Tofu – Barbacoa, Chicken, Carnitas, and Steak; Sofritas
  • Beans – Black and Pinto
  • Tortilla Products – Soft Flour Tortillas, Soft Corn Tortillas, Crispy Corn Tortillas, and Chips
  • Other Toppings – Fajita Vegetables, Romaine Lettuce, and  Cilantro-Lime Rice (white and brown)
  • Sauces – All Salsas, Vinaigrette, and Guacamole


Restaurant Website:

Allergen Information:

*The above information was supplied by the corresponding restaurant via their website, customer service, or other published nutritional information.  Ingredients and menu offerings are constantly changing in the food service industry, and can be subject to interpretation.  For this reason, Go Dairy Free does not guarantee nor take responsibility for the accuracy of this information.  If severe allergies or intolerances are a concern, contact the restaurant directly before purchasing or consuming one of their products.  Cross-contamination of potential food allergens should always be considered a possibility in a fast food restaurant.  

Last Updated: January 9, 2016

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Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I have an extreme dairy allergy and chipotle is one of my favorite places to eat! Majority of the staff is really good about preventing cross contamination but YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM! If you tell them you have a dairy allergy right off the bat they will change their gloves and will be much more cautious of the cheese and sour cream. Also, sometimes I ask if they could pull out a new thing of guacamole or corn just to make sure no cheese is in it!!

  2. My comment would be for people with dairy allergies to proceed with caution when eating the guacamole. In the “line” it sits right next to the cheese shreds. When they throw the cheese shreds on other food, cheese shreds easily fall into the guacamole mainly because they are in a hurry and the cheese comes before the guacamole therefore they are moving the food down the line and the cheese shreds are being served onto people’s food OVER the guacamole.

    Multiple times I had reactions at Chipotle and I couldn’t figure it out until one day I saw a piece of cheese in my guacamole…and then it happened again. I no longer eat the guacamole there and no longer have a problem.

    • Where are you getting this information from? It is not on their website, in their allergen info or practiced in any Chipotle I’ve visited. If you have seen this practice done, it should be reported so that people who are allergic are not getting sick.

      • The rice doesn’t have butter. I work at chipotle. We use rice, water, rice bran oil, bay leaves, salt, citrus juice, and cilantro. There’s no butter.

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