Chipotle’s Sofritas – ok


I had the opportunity to sample Chipotle’s Sofritas yesterday. The first bite was my last. I was, in a word, underwhelmed. The texture threw me off. Tiny pebble sized bits of tofu squeaking between my teeth. Perhaps, it’s better inside a burrito. I would make the pieces larger and add a rougher texture infused with more flavor.

It could be my bias against Chipotle. Their food, in general, is just ok. Why would Sofritas be any different? It’s a shame because I love tofu, especially hodo tofu. I do applaud their efforts for using sustainable foods (in whatever percentage that may actually be) and for creating a vegan dish which is very much appreciated. Sadly, Sofritas just don’t live up to their potential.

Thai Idea Vegetarian Restaurant

Thai Idea Vegetarian Restaurant

This gem is tucked away deep inside Foster City, at the Beach Park Plaza Shopping Center, across the street from the bay. It’s unassuming location is worth traveling to.

The menu is a welcome break from most restaurants because nearly 100% of the options are Vegan. They offer all of the usual fair with veggie chicken, veggie beef or tofu. My absolute favorite is the Pumpkin Curry (so comforting). The food is delicious and the presentation is always spot on.

It’s generally a quiet, relaxing place. The service is very friendly and attentive. The kitchen is occasionally slow on week nights, so I would order take out if you’re in a hurry.