Have any of you have been following the discussion over on Primal Toad about Moe’s Southwest Grill winning out over Chipotle for most primal friendly fast food?
There’s been some lively discussion over whether or not Moe’s Southwest Grill (www.moes.com) IS better than Chipotle (www.chipotle.com) as it’s come to light that although Moe’s (currently) serves grass-fed beef (YAY!) it is somehow mixed with soy and whey during processing. (EWW!) There is a lot of pressure going on right now for EITHER chain to switch from rancid, GMO-laden veggie oils (like soy, canola, cottonseed, etc) to the extremely healthy coconut oil.
I must say, my preference is Chipotle. I’ve eaten at both places and Chipotle for me is the clear winner. Why? I’ll answer that below.
First, was I willing to consider Moe’s as the winner over Chipotle as best primal fast food? YES! Especially after Primal Toad’s post! In fact, because of that post, I was preparing to go to Moe’s for lunch, that is, until I checked out the allergy info on their website (I suggest you ALWAYS check allergy info on any restaurant you can, even if you don’t have an allergy- it will provide you with a lot more info than the nutrition list. Also, any ingredient lists are a MUST check!) and saw that there was soy and milk in the grass-fed beef. I thought maybe this was a marinade issue, so I called my local Moe’s to find out if I could get the grass-fed beef without soy/milk. I was told that it was soy protein and whey IN the meat- added DURING PROCESSING. What the heck?? For the life of me, I can not figure out WHY you would take lovely, healthy grass-fed meat and do THAT to it.
Though all the meat at Chipotle is hormone [Read more…]