A recent episode of Foodbeast's The Katchup podcast touched on Indian American's love for Taco Bell. Within the episode discussed the robust veggie-friendly options that are on the Taco Bell menu. And in case you haven’t heard, Taco Bell is supremely veg-friendly. Everything on the menu is customizable, making it easy for people with strict diets. Here are the top recommendations from someone who has spent two decades subbing beef with beans.
Cheesy Gordita Crunch:
Hands down, my favorite item on the menu. Think a puffy, soft shell and hard shell glued together with cheese, plus more cheese, tomatoes, and Spicy Ranch inside. It comes with beef, so make sure to sub with beans instead. Pro tip: ask for nacho cheese on the side if you’re feeling extra indulgent.
The Chalupa has a great shell – it’s thick and sturdy but still somehow soft. And inside, you’ve got tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, cheese, and beans instead of beef.
Two tostadas, with beans in between (instead of beef and beans together), plus tomatoes and cheese on top, and don't forget the Mexican Pizza Sauce.
Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes:
These only come without meat, and they’re deliciously seasoned potatoes with cheese and sour cream. Simple and oh so good.
Spicy Potato Soft Taco:
Another vegetarian option on the menu: potatoes, cheese, chipotle sauce, and lettuce in a soft taco. Think the Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes, but inside a taco. What could go wrong?
Cheesy Potato Griller:
If you prefer burritos to tacos, this is the Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes in burrito form. Complete the treat with nacho cheese sauce and sour cream slathered over potatoes, all wrapped in a tortilla.
7 Layer Burrito:
No substitutions needed here either. The seven layers in this burrito: beans, sour cream, tomatoes, cheese, rice, lettuce, and guacamole. A friendly reminder that Spicy Ranch, Nacho Cheese, or Creamy Jalapeños sauces make great additions.
Pintos N Cheese:
You get what you ask for, and in this case you’re asking for a simple side of beans and cheese with a red sauce for extra flavor.
Nachos Bell Grande:
Chips with tomatoes, nacho cheese sauce, sour cream, and beans. Just ask them to skip the beef on this one.
We’re going to go ahead and assume if you’re still reading, you’re someone who’s had a Crunchwrap before. If not, please go ahead and change that ASAP. There’s nacho cheese sauce inside the Crunchwrap, along with tomatoes, sour cream, lettuce, and you guessed it – beans instead of beef. Pro tip: ask for spicy ranch on the side and drizzle that bad boy all over.