Fast Food: Burritos & Tacos

Vegetarian options: burritos, tacos, etc

Fast food chains and restaurants that serve Mexican/Latin American dishes can be great spots to find satisfying vegetarian meals, but watch out for the addition of animal fats and flavouring. What appears to be just beans may contain pig fat for example. Other good bets include: guacamole, meat-free quesadillas, and nachos with salsa.

Bar Burrito

Bar Burrito has a vegetarian soy option for their hefty burritos, tacos, and bowls. Yum!

Burrito Boyz

Burrito Boyz also has a veggie soy option, in addition to sweet potato as a filling. Make sure to order without cheese, burrito sauce, or sour cream. Click here for their ingredient list.


Over 500 locations in the U.S. Toronto locations include 323 Yonge St (at Dundas), a location on Front Street, and in the Stockyards Plaza at Keele and St. Clair, among others.

Chipotle is a chain restaurant a step up from a fast food place. They don’t offer full table service but they have a higher quality of food and atmosphere. All their freshly-made burritos, tacos and other Mexican style foods can be ordered vegan by choosing black beans or their vegan soy meat (called Sofritas) and asking for no cheese or sour cream. Their famous guacamole is vegan so fill up!

Click here to read their full ingredient list.

Fat Bastard Burrito 

There are four vegan choices of protein options here: beans, sauteed veggies, sweet and spicy tofu, and sweet potato. Plus all of their many unique fillings (yes! that includes the noodles!) except the cheese, sour cream, or burrito sauce. Click here for their ingredient list.

Mucho Burrito

All of their condiments except the cheese are vegan, so go ahead and order a burrito or taco with pico de gallo, salsa, and guacamole! Click here for their ingredient list.

Taco Bell

Thousands of locations in the U.S., Canada and other countries.

Taco Bell is a great option for relatively healthy fast food (your meal will be based around beans and veggies!). The regular tortillas, black beans, refried beans, guacamole, salsa and pico de gallo are all vegan. So take almost any items on the menu and ask for refried or black beans instead of meat, and ask for guac and pico de gallo instead of sour cream and cheese. You can also order the chips and guacamole, chips and salsa, and for dessert, the cinnamon twists are vegan too!

Want even more ideas? Click here to read Mercy for Animals’ guide to ordering at Taco Bell.