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FAQ

Is Your Menu Vegetarian/Vegan? 

CHAIA is 100% vegetarian. All of our tacos and sides can be made vegan, with the exception of our Creamy Kale + Potato Taco and our Scrambled Egg & Black Bean Taco (though you could always say "no egg, no queso"). Although our food can be made without dairy and eggs, unfortunately, due to the nature of our kitchen, we do our best to minimize the risk of cross-contamination with both of these items, but we cannot 100% guarantee it.

Please see our complete ingredients list below for more information.


Are You Nut-Free and Gluten-Free?

All of our in-house products are 100% nut-free and gluten-free. We use no products in our kitchen that contain these ingredients, thus there is no risk of cross-contamination. However, the cookies are made in a facility with nuts, so we cannot guarantee they are 100% nut-free.

Please see our complete ingredients list for more information.


Is All of Your Food Made Fresh in the Shop? 

We prepare all of our menu items from scratch. Our tortillas are made in-house daily and all of our sauces and salsas are made by us too, using best-quality ingredients free of dyes, pesticides, preservatives, HFCS and trans-fats. 


Are Your Ingredients Organic and Non-GMO? 

CHAIA is committed to using organic, seasonal, and locally-sourced ingredients as much as  possible. We work closely with growers (many organic) located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and beyond) to purchase the majority of our produce from their farms. In the winter months, when there is less available, we source domestic products grown as close to us as possible using sustainable farming practices.


Tell Me More About Your Tortillas!

At Chaia, we hand-griddle all of our corn tortillas using pure masa harina. It is naturally gluten-free. It is made from dried corn (maize) that has been hulled -- the tough outer skin of the dried corn kernel has been removed -- and then ground up. Masa harina is free from cholesterol and trans-fats.


How Many Calories are In Your Tacos? 

At CHAIA, our tacos and ingredients constantly change based on what we source seasonally and locally. Thus, we do not calorie count each taco. Individual tacos range from about 160-340 calories each (or less) - depending on the vegetable and added dairy. 


Are Your Cheeses Pasteurized?

Yes, all of our cheeses are pasteurized!


Do You Deliver? 

Yes. Please click on our Order Online or Catering tabs.


What is a Shrub? 

A shrub is a farmhouse way of preserving fruit that has been used for centuries.  It is made by preserving fruit with vinegar and sugar to create a sweet-tart syrup. We source our Shrubs from Tait Farm Foods located in Pennsylvania and mix them with sparkling water to create a refreshing drink. 


Tell Us About Your Cookie? 

Our Cinnamon Coconut Cookies are gluten-free, nut-free and vegan. They are baked fresh in-house each day. The dough is sourced from Rise Bakery


Do You Offer Catering? 

Yes. CHAIA offers trays for large group orders. For example, our Large Taco Box is $100 (24 tacos, serves 8-10) and our Small Taco Box is $55 (12 tacos, serves 4-6). They can be delivered or picked up in-store. For more information email orders@chaiatacos.com


Can I Rent the Restaurant or Make a Reservation?

We rent out our communal table, upstairs loft, and restaurant. Please inquire about private events by emailing us at info@chaiatacos.com


What is the Best Way to Contact You? 

For all general inquiries and/or immediate assistance, it’s best to email info@chaiatacos.com