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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!
|Vegan Crunchwrap||Main||Limited Time/Locations|
|Black Bean Soft or Crunchy Taco||Taco||Order Fresco Style (No dairy)|
|Refried Bean Soft or Crunchy Taco||Taco||Order Fresco Style|
|Bean Burrito||Burrito||Order Fresco Style|
|Veggie Burrito Supreme||Burrito||Order Fresco Style|
|Cheesy Bean & Rice Burrito||Burrito||Order Fresco Style|
|Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme||Crunchwrap||Order Fresco Style|
|Nachos BellGrande||Nachos||Order Fresco Style, No beef|
|Veggie Mexican Pizza||Pizza||Order No Cheese|
|Black Bean Chalupa||Chalupa||Order Fresco Style|
|Power Menu Veggie Bowl||Bowl||Order Fresco Style|
|Cinnamon Twists||Dessert||Certified Vegan|
|Nacho Fries||Side||Order No Cheese, Limited Time|
|Black Beans||Side||Certified Vegan|
|Seasoned Rice||Side||Certified Vegan|
|Black Beans & Rice||Side||Certified Vegan|
|Pintos N Cheese||Side||Order No Cheese|
|Hash Brown||Side||Certified Vegan|
|Refried Beans||Add-On||Costs Extra|
|Black Beans||Add-On||Costs Extra|
|Seasoned Rice||Add-On||Costs Extra|
|Jalapeno Peppers||Add-On||Costs Extra|
|Red Sauce||Add-On||Costs Extra|
|Fiesta Strips||Add-On||Costs Extra|
|Nacho Fries||Add-On||Costs Extra|
|Diablo Sauce Packet||Sauce||Certified Vegan|
|Mild Sauce Packet||Sauce||Certified Vegan|
|Hot Sauce Packet||Sauce||Certified Vegan|
|Fire Sauce Packet||Sauce||Certified Vegan|
|Red Sauce||Sauce||Certified Vegan|
|Breakfast Salsa||Sauce||Certified 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!