2022 Vegan Guide to Taco Bell

It is not always easy to get a quick and easy vegan meal when on the go. In 2022, there has been an explosion of new vegan fast food options, which is exciting, though these options are not always available nationally or permanently. As new fast-food chains dabble into offering vegans one or two options, one fast-food chain has continued to expand its veg-friendly menu all over the country. Take a break to plan lunch and enjoy this 2022 vegan guide to eating at Taco Bell.

AVA-CERTIFIED VEGAN INGREDIENTS AT TACO BELL

Customizing your vegan order doesn’t need to be just about removing meat and dairy. There are a variety of plant-based Taco Bell add-ons and sauces to level up your Taco Bell experience. With a bit of imagination, creating the ultimate vegan Taco Bell meal is easy. Here is a list of the vegan-friendly options to add to your favorites:

VEGAN TACO BELL ADD-ONS
  • Black Beans
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Refried Beans
  • Seasoned Rice
  • Tomatoes
VEGAN TACO BELL SAUCES
  • Breakfast Salsa
  • Diablo Sauce
  • Fire Sauce
  • Guacamole
  • Mild Sauce
  • Red Sauce

Now that we have explored all the add-on options for ordering Taco Bell, it’s time to drool over some vegan-friendly items on the menu. Here are some of the items that vegans can order cruelty-free food from Taco Bell.

 

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VEGAN BREAKFAST OPTIONS AT TACO BELL

 Taco Bell is renowned in the vegetarian and vegan community for offering a ton of plant-based options except when it comes to breakfast. At least we have one item to tide us over while we dream of a vegan egg, sausage, and cheese burrito.

Hash Brown

The Taco Bell hash brown patty is AVA Vegan Certified, so if you are looking for a quick breakfast snack on the go, give it a try.

 

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VEGAN LUNCH/DINNER OPTIONS AT TACO BELL

Now it’s time to move on to the good stuff, where Taco Bell separates itself from most other fast-food chains. Here are most of the options available for lunch, dinner, and the previously infamous fourth meal.

 

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VEGAN BURRITOS AT TACO BELL

Bean Burrito

The classic bean burrito at Taco Bell comes with cheese, refried beans, red sauce, diced onions, and chopped tomatoes. It isn’t vegan right off the menu because of the cheese but ordering it fresco style will veganize this classic.

Cheesy Bean & Rice Burrito

Something named cheesy bean and rice doesn’t seem like an excellent vegan menu item, but with a few clicks, it can become one. Ordering the Cheesy Bean and Rice burrito fresco style will get you a burrito filled with beans, rice, and tomatoes. If you like a wetter burrito, add a side of red sauce to your order or have them throw some on your wrap.

Fiesta Veggie Burrito

The Fiesta Veggie Burrito is one of the latest additions to the Taco Bell veggie menu and one of our favorites. When ordered fresco style, the veganized Fiesta Veggie Burrito includes black beans, tomatoes, seasoned rice, guacamole, and fiesta strips. For those who love a spicy burrito, add on some jalapeno peppers and Diablo sauce to give it a kick.

 

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VEGAN TACOS AT TACO BELL

Crunchy Taco

There is nothing more classic than a crunchy taco from Taco Bell, and vegans have three different crunchy taco options to choose. Ordering the crunchy taco fresco style will remove the cheese and add tomatoes, but you will still need to substitute the ground beef with either black beans, refried beans, or potatoes.

Soft Taco

The soft taco is another easily veganizable Taco Bell classic. Like the crunchy taco, vegans can substitute the meat with potatoes, black beans, or refried beans. Don’t forget to ask for fresco style to remove the cheese and add tomatoes.

Spicy Potato Soft Taco

A dollar can’t get you much nowadays, but it can get you a Potato Soft Taco from Taco Bell. Ordering the classic Spicy Potato Soft Taco fresco style will remove the cheese and chipotle sauce while adding tomatoes. The spicy part of this burrito comes from the chipotle sauce, but you can still make it spicy by adding jalapeno slices and spicy sauce.

 

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VEGAN SPECIALTY ITEMS AT TACO BELL

Black Bean Chalupa Supreme

The Black Bean Chalupa Supreme is an online exclusive offered in the Taco Bell mobile app, but even in-person orders can get this item with a bit of customization. Suppose you order the Chalupa Supreme in person; substitute refried beans, black beans, or potatoes for the meat. No matter how you decide to dine, don’t forget to order the fresco-style option to remove the cheese and sour cream.

Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme

Are you looking for a handheld, vegan-friendly lunch that’s easy to grab on the go? Look no further than the fresco-style Black Bean Crunchwrap. This folded grilled tortilla includes black beans, lettuce, tomato, and a crunchy tostada shell. Try add-ons like red sauce, rice, and jalapenos to fill out this plant-based Taco Bell favorite.

Veggie Mexican Pizza

The Taco Bell Mexican Pizza returned to the menu this year, though it’s taking another vacation from the menu right now. Taco Bell will be bringing it back soon, and when they do, we will be ready to veganize this delicious classic. This past release was the first time the chain offered a veggie version, and with the fresco style, you can easily make it a vegan Mexican Pizza.

My Cravings Box

Making your dollar go further is easy with the $5.00 My Cravings Box that now offers vegan-friendly choices. Choose a Black Bean Chalupa or Black Bean Crunchwrap for your specialty item, a Bean Burrito, Crunchy Taco, Soft Taco, or Spicy Potato Soft Taco for your classic item, and Cinnamon Twists for your side, and customize them all to be fresco style.

Nachos BellGrande

The Nachos BellGrande is the perfect Taco Bell item to share with family and friends. Customize the nachos by substituting the meat with extra refried beans, black beans, or potatoes. Remove the sour cream and nacho cheese sauce and add in extras like seasoned rice, red sauce, jalapeno peppers, lettuce, or onions.

Veggie Power Menu Bowl

Ditch the tortillas without missing out on the flavor. If you’re craving a vegan bowl full of seasoned rice, black beans, lettuce, guacamole, and tomatoes, the Power Menu Bowl is a perfect choice. For bonus points, top this bowl off with some jalapenos, red sauce, or potatoes.

 

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VEGAN SIDES AT TACO BELL

Black Beans

As vegans, we love our beans. This simple side is flavorful and the perfect addition to any meal.

Black Beans & Rice

This small bowl of seasoned rice and black beans is vegan, so there is no need for customization or changes.

 

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VEGAN DESSERTS AT TACO BELL

Cinnamon Twists

Cinnamon Twists are a Taco Bell classic. Lucky for us, vegans, they are also delicious. These crispy churro-inspired snacks always leave you wanting more—no judgment here for ordering more than one pack.

Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze

Many freezes at Taco Bell include a non-vegan confectioner’s glaze, but the Mountain Dew Baja Blast is vegan-friendly, so there’s no need to skip out on this one.

Finding vegan options at fast food restaurants isn’t always easy, but the future is bright. Every day there are new menu items and products to make choosing a cruelty-free lifestyle easier. Let us know your favorite vegan Taco Bell order in the comments.

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