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Taco Bell Is Testing Vegan Carne Asada Steak

The plant-based carne asada was created in partnership with Beyond Meat and will be available for a limited time in a test market beginning next month.

More vegan options at Taco Bell? Yes, please! The fast-food giant has teamed up with Beyond Meat to release plant-based carne asada.

Taco Bell Tests Vegan Carne Asada

Taco Bell announced its latest innovation today: Beyond Carne Asada Steak. Crafted in partnership with Beyond Meat, this plant-based protein is certified vegan by the American Vegetarian Association.

The Beyond Carne Asada Steak will hit its first test market beginning next month. Starting on October 13, Taco Bell locations in Dayton, Ohio will be featuring the new plant-based protein. In an effort to make plant-based products more accessible, the Beyond Carne Asada Steak will be offered at the same price point as traditional steak.

The vegan steak will be featured on the menu in a quesadilla, but customers can enjoy the new product in any menu item. There’s no upcharge to swap the vegan meat for traditional meat. Also, those looking to add the plant-based meat to anything on the menu can do so without paying more than traditional meat.

This first launch of the Beyond Carne Asada Steak will be available while supplies last.

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Plant-Based Options at Taco Bell

This isn’t the first vegan protein option that Taco Bell has tried. Last month, the fast-food chain tested a proprietary plant-based protein in Alabama. And last year, the restaurant tested vegan beef and a plant-based naked chicken chalupa shell.

These launches have continued to make the restaurant one of the most vegan-friendly fast-food chains in the country. Even without the new plant-based protein innovations, the menu at Taco Bell is surprisingly vegan-friendly. Many of the restaurant’s staples—such as the beans, rice, and tortillas—are vegan, making it easy to put together a filling vegan meal.

For a full list of vegan options, check out our guide: How to Eat Vegan at Taco Bell. For more information about the new Beyond Carne Asada Steak, visit TacoBell.com.

Cayla White


Cayla has been writing for VegOut since 2020 and has been plugged into the LA vegan food scene since Veggie Grill was pretty much the only vegan restaurant in the city. Aside from writing articles, Cayla enjoys embracing their inner 85-year-old by listening to classical music, making playlists for their friends, and staying active through swimming, hiking, cycling, and yoga. In their free time, Cayla likes writing poetry, learning about outdoor survival and alternative lifestyles, and is always searching for the best loaf of sourdough bread.

Must-have products: Trader Joe’s Tangerine Juice, Miyoko’s Vegan Butter, Chef Hak’s Plant-Based Caesar Dressing, Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce

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