Road Trip Survival Series: Taco Bell
If you are taking a road trip in the United States (or parts of Canada), you definitely want to add Taco Bell to your list of vegan-friendly places. Of all the vegan-friendly places in the United States, Taco Bell might have the most locations. It also happens to have a ton of vegan options.
Here are a some of the vegan options at Taco Bell and how to order them:
Bean Burrito Fresco Style (Fresco Style means they remove cheese and sour cream and replace with pico de gallo).
Bean Burrito - Remove Cheese and Sour Cream, Add potatoes, rice, and/or guacamole.
Black Bean Burrito - No cheese. Guacamole, potatoes or pico de gallo could be added.
Chips and Guacamole
Chips and Pico de Gallo
Double Decker Taco - No cheese. Sub beans for beef or add potatoes, rice, and/or guacamole.
Fiesta Taco Salad - No cheese or sour cream. Sub beans for beef.
Fresco Crunchy Taco - Sub beans for beef.
Fresco Soft Taco - Sub beans for beef.
Mexican Pizza - No cheese or sour cream, sub beans for beef. Add potatoes, guacamole, and/or pico de gallo.
|Mexican Pizza - Sub Beans for Beef, Add Guacamole|
Seven Layer Burrito - No sour cream or cheese. Add potatoes and/or pico de gallo.
Spicy Potato Soft Taco - No cheese; no chipotle sauce. Add guacamole, red sauce, and/or pico de gallo.
Spicy Tostada - No cheese or chipotle sauce. Add guacamole, potatoes, and/or pico de gallo.
Triple Layer Nachos - No cheese sauce. Add pico de gallo, guacamole, and/or potatoes.
As a general rule, the beans, rice, salsas, guacamole, pico de gallo, potatoes, tortillas, and tacos are vegan. You can also make sure with the person taking your order that there is no meat, cheese, or sour cream on the item you are ordering. Some of the sauces and dressings (not salsas or the little sauce packets) contain eggs or milk products. Also, the Doritos Locos Taco shell contains enzymes from cows so you'll want to avoid them. If you are a vegetarian and not vegan, you will still want to stay away from the sour cream as it contains gelatin, which is not vegetarian. If you are ever unsure about a menu item or want to make sure the ingredients haven't changed, you can check the ingredients here.