Fork It: Chipotle Introduces a New Meat-Free Option

October 3rd, 2013

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….

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Hodo Hooks Up With Chipotle

October 3rd, 2013

“Chipotle’s mission aligns with our own, which is to offer food that isn’t highly processed, is made with ingredients you know, and has outstanding flavor,” says Tsai.

Hodo Soy Beanery is championing its relationship with this casual restaurant empire, which chose Hodo’s tofu for a new vegan filling dubbed Sofritas. Chipotle, with more than 1,400 locations nationwide, now offers its California customers this meat alternative in its signature burritos, bowls, salads, and tacos. Think tofu 2.0 for the masses.

Edible East Bay

ShopHouse Opens In LA; Southeast Asian Restaurant Based On Chipotle Model

June 18th, 2013

…The tofu, however, is locally sourced….

They settled on Hodo Soy tofu, made from 100 percent, non-GMO soy beans. ShopHouse buys the tofu in blocks and then grinds it to give the tamarind marinade more surface area to penetrate.

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