Chipotle in London looks basically the same…except for a few minor differences.
So, many of you will roll your eyes and think “Wow, Ryan, really?!” when I tell you what I am about to tell you. But I promise, it was very educational and culturally enlightening. I had Chipotle for dinner tonight…and it was amazing. The store looked just like the stores in the US, the food tasted just as good, but there were some interesting differences.
First, the prices are in pounds…but not much different. A steak burrito is £6.95 which is $11.17. Chips and guac is about the same percent increase. But, the guac is just as good as it is in California, surprisingly.
Second, the chip bags say “Tortilla Chips” rather than just “Chips” which was a lot funnier when I first saw it in person than it probably seems now. I suppose they had to do this to avoid confusion since, to the Brits, chips are french fries.
Finally, in addition to the usual selection of beer, they also have margaritas. I didn’t have one, but I will have to at some point in the next three months. Also, they didn’t have the usual soda fountain where some people (not me of course) sneak free lemonade into a water cup. They sold canned beverages and offered free water from a pitcher.