Road trippin’ just got a whole lot easier for vegans. This week Taco Bell announced that they are the first-ever quick-service restaurant to offer a certified vegetarian menu! They have “millions of vegetarian options” that have been certified by the American Vegetarian Association. It’s really just a handful of ingredients (like rice, beans, guacamole, tomatoes, lettuce, and potatoes) done millions of ways, but that’s still huge progress on the fast food front.
How to Order Vegan at Taco Bell:
- Ask for your dish to be made “vegetarian” (meaning made with beans instead of meat)
- Ask for your dish to be made “fresca style” (meaning made without cheese, sour cream, or any dairy)
- Add veggie items like guacamole and potatoes to any entree!
According to the CEO of Taco Bell, “vegetarians are not an afterthought. We sell more than 350 million vegetarian menu items each year.” And from the 7-Layer Burrito to the Crunch Wrap Supreme, almost anything on the Taco Bell menu can be hacked to be made vegan.
With more than 6,500 restaurant locations, Taco Bell serves more than 2 billion people every year. They deserve big props for taking this initiative, and hopefully other fast food chains will quickly follow suit. We encourage our readers to write to other fast food chains encouraging them to introduce more vegan meals and to have them certified by the American Vegetarian Association.