Whenever I am traveling for a hockey tournament I always find it difficult to find gluten-free, fast food options. This past weekend, at a tournament in Rochester New York, I discovered Moe’s Southwest Grill. Moe’s has an eat-in (nothing fancy) or take-out option, and every meal is served with a complimentary serving of tortilla chips and salsa.
Moe’s Southwest Grill reminded me of Subway restaurants where you get to choose the toppings on your sub or salad. The selection procedure was the same as Subway’s as well. First, you choose what you want your ingredients served in. Choices include a tortilla wrap for burritos, a bowl for burrito bowls, or a crispy bowl-shaped tortilla shell for salads. Of course, only the burrito bowls are gluten-free, but it was great to have an option. Then you choose the fillings to create your own custom-made meal.
I love the usual, typical ingredients in a burrito and was thrilled to select my favourites to create a unique bowl for myself. I chose chicken, beans, rice, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, black olives, grilled mushrooms, and grilled sweet peppers, with their new chimichurri (Argentinian recipe with cilantro flavor) sauce. I don’t think the grilled mushrooms and peppers are typical in a burrito, but the combination was delicious.
I will now seek out other Moe’s Southwest Grill locations on any visits to the USA. My only complaint is that there are no Moe’s Southwest Grill locations here in Canada, at least not in my neck of the woods.