Did you hear the news? West Coast–based fast-food chain, Del Taco, is testing out vegan meat from Beyond Meat at two of it’s Southern California locations. You can sub beef for the beyond meat crumbles in any item. We’re so excited! But if you don’t live in CA, don’t worry. The word on the street is that Del is planning to roll out the vegan meat option to other locations. In the meantime, check out all the vegan food at Del Taco that you can get RIGHT NOW!
Note: At all locations, the black beans and slow-cooked beans are 100 percent vegan—but, unfortunately, the rice is not. Menu offerings may vary by location.
Buck and Under Menu
How to order it: Substitute beans for beef, and say “no cheese.” Top it with pico de gallo, green salsa, or any of Del’s hot sauces. Add avocado for around 30 cents per slice.
Jacked Up Value Bean, Rice & Cheese Burrito
How to order it: Ask for it without rice or cheese, which basically makes it a bean burrito with tangy green salsa and lime seasoning. This is one of my favorite menu items at Del. Add some tomatoes or avocado slices to make it extra-special.
How to order it: Just say “no cheese” for this classic crunchy tostada. You can add avocado slices for an extra charge.
1/2 lb. Bean & Cheese Burrito
How to order it: Order this big burrito without cheese. It comes with your choice of red or green sauce. Pro tip: For a little extra cash, you can add French fries to the inside of this burrito for the ultimate experience.
Freshly Made Bean & Cheese Cup
How to order it: Just get it without the cheese (duh). This is a perfect companion for some chips.
The Del Taco (Crunchy)
How to order it: This is just like the value taco but bigger and crunchier, and it includes lettuce and tomato. Order it with beans instead of meat, and ask for no cheese.
The Del Taco (Soft)
How to order it: Same as the crunchy Del Taco—order it with beans instead of meat, and ask for no cheese.
Epic Cali Steak & Guac Burrito
How to order it: You may be skeptical because “steak” is in the name, but give it a try—just get beans instead of steak, and ask for it without sour cream. You’ll get an awesome burrito full of beans, crinkle-cut fries, guacamole, tomatoes, onions, and tasty seasonings.
8 Layer Veggie Burrito
How to order it: Ask for it without rice, sour cream, or cheese, and you’re left with five layers of deliciousness.
Handcrafted Salads Menu
Signature Taco Salad
How to order it: Ask for it without meat or cheese. Try adding extra beans.
How to order it: This breakfast go-to is already vegan! No special ordering required.
How to order them: These fries are free from animal-derived ingredients—they’re also crispy, warm, and the perfect addition to any Del meal. Need I say more?
So there you have it! Del Taco is super-popular on the West Coast, but the chain has hundreds of locations across the country, and more are opening all the time. If you’re not lucky enough to live near one, I offer my deepest sympathies—but guess what? You can buy its famous hot sauce online.