Ask any food entrepreneur in the San Francisco Bay Area about the biggest success stories of the past few years and it’s almost guaranteed that Hodo Soy will be one of the first companies they list…..
Beginning on Oct. 21, Chipotle Mexican Grill will be offering a new spicy, shredded tofu “Sofritas” option in the Midwest market, including all 83 of its Chicago-area restaurants, the Denver-based Mexican chain announced late last week.
The option is also newly arriving at the chain’s Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Richmond locations on Oct. 21.
Sofritas is a new vegetarian and vegan-friendly option being served up in Colorado locations after pleasing tofu lovers and skeptics alike in California and the Pacific Northwest. Made with tofu from Hodo Soy, a small, organic producer out of California, Sofritas are the result of years of tinkering as Chipotle searched for just the right no-meat addition to their menu. Made with shredded tofu that has been braised for hours with roasted poblano peppers, garlic, and spices like cumin, this newbie has a fluffy texture and spicy kick that left me satisfied despite my admittedly non-vegan/vegetarian status….