Vegan Mexican food is here! It’s always been here. Let us show you how you can enjoy the flavors you’ve always known and loved, without hurting animals. ?

Eating In

Making vegan Mexican food at home? The possibilities are endless. Stock up on essentials like tortillas, vegetarian refried beans, Daiya mozzarella-style shreds, and delicious sauces like La Costeña Ranchera Salsa, Doña María Mole Verde, and La Victoria Enchilada Sauce.

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Too tired to cook? There are tons of frozen vegan Mexican meals, such as Amy’s Black Bean Tamale Verde, Amy’s Black Bean Vegetable Enchilada, and Amy’s Non-Dairy Bean & Rice Burrito.

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Fast-Food Runs

Near a Del Taco? Great! Del Taco has tons of delicious and affordable vegan options. For breakfast, try its 1/2 lb. Bean & Cheese Burrito (without the cheese, of course) and its Hashbrown Sticks. For lunch or dinner, try its 8 Layer Veggie Burrito (ask for it without rice, sour cream, or cheese and you’ll be left with five layers of deliciousness) and some hot Crinkle-Cut Fries on the side. Check out our Guide to Eating Vegan at Del Taco for way more options.

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In the mood for something a li’l fancier? Hit up your nearest Chipotle. Make ANYTHING on the menu vegan by asking your server to hold the meat, cheese, and sour cream. Oh, and if you live near a location serving tofu-based Sofritas, then by all means, do yourself a favor and try some.

Chipotle burrito bowl

If neither Del Taco nor Chipotle is cutting it for you, you can always rely on good ol’ Taco Bell to give you your vegan Mexican fast-food fix. Since its beans, potatoes, rice, tortillas, and guacamole are all vegan, many of its classic dishes can be made totally animal-free with just a few tweaks.

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Eating Out

Don’t panic when eating out at a Mexican restaurant. Just follow these easy tips and you’ll be OK:

  • If possible, call the restaurant ahead of time and ask if its beans contain lard. If they don’t, you’ll most likely be able to make anything on the menu vegan by substituting the beans for meat and asking your waiter to hold the cheese and sour cream.
  • Potatoes are your best friend. Make a bomb meal by asking if the chef can make potato tacos topped with vegetables and a ton of guac. ?
  • Veggie fajitas are also a great option, especially if the restaurant’s beans contain lard.
  • And of course, there are guac, salsa, and chips. How many times have these foods saved our lives? ♥️

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Street Food

No time to stop at a restaurant? You’re in luck if there are street vendors nearby. Try these ideas:

  • Stop by a produce cart and get a bag of super-fresh fruit topped with chili powder and lime juice. YAAAS!
  • White corn on the cob with chili powder and lime juice will make you cry tears of joy. Add some Vegenaise for extra beauty.
  • Ask the taco stand if its beans are lard-free and get your grub on.

vegan vegetarian taco stand options

Mmmm. Tacos! | dieselboii | CC by 2.0 

Dessert

Got a sweet tooth? All these candies are vegan:

Vegan Mexican candy.

Also, check out this easy AF recipe for vegan flan.

There you have it, folks! And be sure to stock up on Tapatío Hot Sauce Travel Packets so you’re always prepared. ?

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Tapatio To-go | RobVSF | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0