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Starbucks New Chicken Maki Roll Is Their Twist On A California Classic

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Starbucks is channeling their inner Californian with this brand new Chicken Maki Roll.

The lunch item is Starbucks’ take on the sushi burrito, which has gone viral since the concept arrived in 2011. Starbucks is the first major national chain to recreate this item, and while there’s no fish, it still looks tasty.

Starbucks’ Chicken Maki Roll consists of shredded slow-cooked chicken, fire-roasted tomatillo salsa, lime crema, and pickled cabbage. Fresh cucumber, onion, avocado, and crispy onions round out this massive roll. While we don’t know how the chicken is marinated, what’s interesting to note is that only the rice and seaweed that encase these items are actually Asian in nature.

If you want to check this item out for yourself, it’s currently only available in two Chicago Starbucks locations. These spots feature an expanded Mercato menu that includes the Chicken Maki Roll. Other new items you can eat include a Chimichurri Chicken and Manchego Cheese sandwich and an organic chicken quinoa soup.

Hopefully, if the test is successful, we’ll get to eventually sample this fast food sushi burrito nationwide. We’ll have to wait and see if that happens.

By Constantine Spyrou

Constantine's life revolves around eating, studying, and talking about food. He's obsessed with eggs, gyros, and the future of food.