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How to Eat Vegan at Taco Bell

Have you ever noticed that many ingredients of delicious Tex-Mex dishes happen to be vegan? The beans, potatoes, tortillas, guacamole, and rice at Taco Bell are all animal-free—so just about anything can be made vegan. The easiest way to order vegan at the chain is to substitute beans for meat (at no extra charge) and to ask for your item “fresco style”—which replaces the cheese and sour cream with some tasty pico de gallo.

Fast food isn’t exactly the healthiest food, but if you and your family need a quick meal in between school and your after-school activities, Taco Bell is a great place to stop—because ordering vegan there is super-easy!

And there’s even more exciting news: For a limited time, Taco Bell is offering Vegan Nacho Sauce on its menu in the U.S. You can dip the chain’s Nacho Fries in it or get it as a side to add to your favorite veganized item.


Menu Item: Nacho Fries with Vegan Nacho Sauce

This item is vegan as is when you specify that you want the Vegan Nacho Sauce. Hurry—it’s only available for a limited time.

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Menu Item: Crunchwrap or Double Decker Taco

Ask for beans instead of beef, and say no to cheese and sour cream.

Menu Item: Bean Burrito or Black Bean Burrito

Order it fresco style. If you like, add potatoes and rice. Try guacamole on the side.

Menu Item: 7-Layer Burrito

Again, order it fresco style—it’s pretty much the easiest thing ever. You can also ask for potatoes, and add some red sauce for a spicy kick. Extra guacamole never hurts.

Menu Item: Cinnamon Twists

Just order them as they are—Taco Bell’s cinnamon twists are “accidentally vegan”!

Menu Item: Veggie Power Burrito

This one already comes with beans as the protein! Ask for it fresco style, and add guacamole instead of the avocado ranch sauce.

Menu Item: Tostada

Just say, “No cheese, please, and hold the creamy chipotle sauce!” For a few cents more, add chunky salsa or guacamole.

Menu Item: Tacos

Ask for beans instead of beef, and say the magic words: “fresco style.” Add guacamole to make your tacos extra-delicious.

Menu Item: Mexican Pizza

Substitute beans for beef, and hold the cheese. Add guacamole, or take it home and microwave it with some vegan cheese on top.

Menu Item: Taco Salad

Ask for beans instead of beef, and leave off the sour cream and cheese. You can add rice, potatoes, and guacamole—plus red sauce for more flavor.


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