- Taco Bell is launching their vegetarian menu item nationwide on Thursday, September 12.
- The fast food chain first launched its vegetarian menu in Dallas, Texas in April 2019.
- The menu includes four specific options: Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme, Black Bean Quesarito, 7-Layer Burrito and Bean Burrito.
Happy Taco Tuesday, vegheads! After a successful run in Dallas, Texas, Taco Bell has decided to launch their vegetarian menu nationwide on Thursday, September 12 (blocking off my lunch break ASAP!).
In Dallas, the vegetarian menu featured the Vegetarian Crunchwrap Supreme, 7-Layer Burrito, Vegetarian Quesarito, and Bean Burrito (don’t worry, those meatless faves are here to stay). But the new nationwide menu has expanded to include two new items: the Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme and Black Bean Quesarito. All these menu items are certified by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA).
Are those the only vegetarian menu items at Taco Bell?
Short answer: Nope. While the new meals will be front and center on the in-store vegetarian menu board, they aren’t the only AVA-certified vegetarian items offered at Taco Bell (yay!).
“Already, nine percent of all items ordered at Taco Bell are either vegetarian or made vegetarian by some type of substitution or removal, and Taco Bell sells 350 million vegetarian items a year,” the fast food chain previously told Women’s Health. Those vegetarian items include the Spicy Tostada, Cheesy Roll-up, Cheesy Bean & Rice Burrito, and Cheese Quesadilla.
When in doubt, just look out for the vegetarian symbol on the menu board.
How can you order Taco Bell’s vegetarian menu items to be vegan?
If you’re vegan and reading all these cheese options wondering, “What about me?”—you’re in luck. All of Taco Bell’s items are **customizable**.
A representative of the brand told Women’s Health that vegan customers can easily make the items on Taco Bell’s new vegetarian menu vegan by ordering them “Fresco Style.” This replaces mayo-based sauces, cheeses, reduced-fat sour cream, and guacamole with freshly-prepared pico de gallo. Yum!
Taco Bell’s entire menu also features two American Vegetarian Association-certified vegan proteins (refried pinto beans and black beans). Oh, and the fast food chain even has a vegan ordering cheat sheet.
So you’ll have plenty to choose from on September 12. Go ahead and live mas!