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Taco Bell Is Testing a New Vegan Meat Alternative

The fast-food giant will be testing out a proprietary plant-based protein at its stores in Birmingham, Alabama for a limited time.

Fast food just got a lot more vegan-friendly! Taco Bell announced today that it is testing a new vegan meat alternative in its Birmingham stores. This is for a limited time only.

Taco Bell Adds More Vegan Options

Taco Bell is continuing to expand its vegan and vegetarian offerings. The brand’s new proprietary plant-based protein is the latest addition. The vegan meat alternative boasts soy and pea proteins and traditional Taco Bell seasoning and flavor.

You will find the vegan meat on the Taco Bell menu in two items. These include the Crispy Melt Taco and the Nachos BellGrande. But, customers can add the meat to any of the other menu items. The Crispy Melt Taco and the Nachos BellGrande both contain dairy, so those looking for a vegan option should consider trying the meat in a different menu item, such as a regular taco or burrito sans dairy.

The new vegan meat at Taco Bell is certified vegan by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA). It is currently only available in select stores in the Birmingham, Alabama area for a limited time.

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How to Eat Vegan at Taco Bell

Taco Bell is surprisingly vegan-friendly and is a great option for those looking for a quick and cheap vegan meal on the go. Whether you’re in the mood for a taco, a burrito, or even the famed Crunchwrap, there’s a vegan option available at Taco Bell. For a full list of what’s vegan at the fast-food restaurant, check out our guide: How to Eat Vegan at Taco Bell.

The most important thing to note when ordering vegan at Taco Bell is to ask for your food “Fresco Style.” This means that you’d like any cheese, sour cream, or other dairy products to be replaced with a vegan pico de gallo.

For more information about the new vegan meat product at Taco Bell, 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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