All The Taco Bell Vegan Menu Options

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Hello there, plant-based pals! If you’re a vegan on the prowl for some fast-food options that won’t have you compromising your beliefs for a quick bite, then buckle up because we’re taking a trip to the world of Taco Bell. Yep, you heard it right! The iconic fast food giant isn’t just about cheesy, meaty delights; it’s got a whole smorgasbord of vegan options that’ll have you saying “Yo quiero Taco Bell” in no time!

Short on time? We’ve cooked up a handy-dandy table that’s chock-full of all the plant-based possibilities you can order. Let this table be your treasure map to a fast food plant-based paradise. Enjoy the feast!

Menu ItemTypeNotes
Vegan CrunchwrapMainLimited Time/Locations
Black Bean Soft or Crunchy TacoTacoOrder Fresco Style (No dairy)
Refried Bean Soft or Crunchy TacoTacoOrder Fresco Style
Bean BurritoBurritoOrder Fresco Style
Veggie Burrito SupremeBurritoOrder Fresco Style
Cheesy Bean & Rice BurritoBurritoOrder Fresco Style
Black Bean Crunchwrap SupremeCrunchwrapOrder Fresco Style
Nachos BellGrandeNachosOrder Fresco Style, No beef
Veggie Mexican PizzaPizzaOrder No Cheese
Black Bean ChalupaChalupaOrder Fresco Style
Power Menu Veggie BowlBowlOrder Fresco Style
Cinnamon TwistsDessertCertified Vegan
Nacho FriesSideOrder No Cheese, Limited Time
Black BeansSideCertified Vegan
Seasoned RiceSideCertified Vegan
Black Beans & RiceSideCertified Vegan
Pintos N CheeseSideOrder No Cheese
Hash BrownSideCertified Vegan
Refried BeansAdd-OnCosts Extra
Black BeansAdd-OnCosts Extra
PotatoesAdd-OnCosts Extra
Seasoned RiceAdd-OnCosts Extra
GuacamoleAdd-OnCosts Extra
TomatoesAdd-OnCosts Extra
OnionsAdd-OnCosts Extra
Jalapeno PeppersAdd-OnCosts Extra
Red SauceAdd-OnCosts Extra
Fiesta StripsAdd-OnCosts Extra
Nacho FriesAdd-OnCosts Extra
Diablo Sauce PacketSauceCertified Vegan
Mild Sauce PacketSauceCertified Vegan
Hot Sauce PacketSauceCertified Vegan
Fire Sauce PacketSauceCertified Vegan
Red SauceSauceCertified Vegan
Breakfast SalsaSauceCertified Vegan

Vegan Crunchwrap, Anyone?

Let’s kick things off with a biggie! Taco Bell decided to give vegans a new reason to do a happy dance with the launch of their Vegan Crunchwrap in June 2023. It’s a mouth-watering masterpiece stuffed with vegan seasoned plant-based protein, blanco sauce, warm nacho sauce, shredded lettuce, and diced tomatoes, all wrapped up in a crunchy tostada shell. It’s like a fiesta in your mouth!

But wait, before you hop in your car, keep in mind that this vegan spectacle is currently only available in select locations and while supplies last so it can be gone in a flash. But hey, never say never! Who knows? If we keep our fingers (and forks) crossed, it might roll out nationwide!

The only Taco Bell stores where you can guzzle down the Vegan Crunchwrap are:

  • 6741 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 
  • 976 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10018
  • 11893 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32826

The Art of Customizing

If you’re vegan and you’ve never learned to love the art of customizing your order, Taco Bell will turn you into a believer. Their “Fresco Style” option is the real MVP, swapping out any dairy and guacamole for a fresh burst of tomatoes. It’s a nifty trick to turn most vegetarian options into vegan delights, and bonus: no extra cost!

Tacos and Burritos and Nachos, Oh My!

Taco Bell’s menu has a range of options that, with a little tweaking, can be turned into vegan wonders.

Fancy a taco? The Black Bean Soft or Crunchy Taco is a simple yet satisfying option. Just say the magic words, “Fresco Style,” and voilà, you’ve got a vegan taco!

If burritos are more your style, then you’re in luck. The Bean Burrito, Veggie Burrito Supreme, and Cheesy Bean & Rice Burrito can all be made vegan with a couple of substitutions. Just remember to say “no cheese, please!” or better yet, “Fresco Style.”

Now, let’s talk about nachos. The Nachos BellGrande is a party for your taste buds, and guess what? Make it “Fresco Style,” hold the beef, and you’ve got a vegan party!

A Slice of Vegan Pizza, Perhaps?

Yep, you read that right! Taco Bell’s Veggie Mexican Pizza can be made vegan. All you need to do is order it without cheese. It comes with refried beans, Mexican pizza sauce, and tomatoes on Mexican pizza shells. Add a couple of vegan-friendly add-ons, and you’ve got yourself a vegan pizza fiesta!

More Vegan Goodies

Wait, there’s more! If you’re after something a little different, the Black Bean Chalupa and Power Menu Veggie Bowl are both solid vegan choices. Just remember to ask for no cheese or sour cream, or simply request them “Fresco Style.”

Vegan Sides & Sweets

Taco Bell even has your snacking needs covered with a selection of vegan sides. You can enjoy Nacho Fries (hold the cheese sauce), black beans, seasoned rice, or even a bowl of Pintos N Cheese (again, hold the cheese!). There are also tasty treats like Cinnamon Twists to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Sauce it Up!

No Taco Bell experience is complete without a generous drizzle (or drenching, we don’t judge) of sauce. Thankfully, most of their sauces are vegan! From the fiery Diablo Sauce Packet to the milder Mild Sauce Packet, Hot Sauce Packet, Fire Sauce Packet, and even the Red Sauce and Breakfast Salsa, you can get saucy without a worry.

But let’s be real here. While Taco Bell is doing its part to cater to us plant-eaters, it’s not a 100% vegan joint. Cross contamination can happen, and their fryers/grills might be shared with animal products. It’s a bummer, but that’s the reality of fast food. You’ll need to decide your comfort level with these potential issues.

The Taco Bell Vegan Verdict

So there you have it, folks! Your survival guide to eating vegan at Taco Bell. While the fast food landscape might seem like a barren desert for vegans, Taco Bell proves it’s an oasis of plant-based possibilities. From the tantalizing Vegan Crunchwrap to the humble Bean Burrito made “Fresco Style,” there’s something for everyone.

The key takeaway here is don’t be afraid to customize your order. As vegans, we’re no strangers to special requests (sorry, waitstaff everywhere). At Taco Bell, you can tweak and twist your order until it’s the perfect vegan delight.

Who knows, maybe one day we’ll see a full-fledged vegan menu at Taco Bell. Until then, we’ll be here, munching on our Fresco Style tacos, dreaming of a world where every fast food chain recognizes the power of plants. So next time you’re craving a late-night snack or need a quick lunch, remember – Taco Bell has got your vegan back!

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