Everything Vegan at Baja Fresh (2021)
Baja Fresh is sort of like Taco Cabanana, but in my opinion a little bit better — This is because while they’re both chain restaurants and both of them serve “Tex-mex” type cuisine in a fast-food type of way they actually have flour tortillas that are vegan!
While they both have some basic menu items such as beans/rice, Taco Cabana’s flour tortillas contain whey, so that really puts them at a disadvantage to Baja Fresh in my view.
So what are my options?
You can either build your own tacos or you could be a normal person and just order their “veggie” version of things and specify no cheese or sour cream on it.
Personally I’d go for the latter as I think building your own burrito/taco/etc doesn’t work the best at this place simply because of how ordering it works.
Full Pre-built meals
So if you want to just get a pre-set out meal, which is what I’d probably do, then maybe get extra beans on the side or something since I’m a bean-a-holic.
If you get any of these make sure to order them without cheese or sour cream.
- Veggie Burrito
- Veggie Burrito
- Veggie Tacos
- Veggie Baja Bowl
- Veggie Quesadilla (lol)
- Tostada Salad
With these you can choose either of the beans and either of the rices, as they’re all vegan, as well as of course your choice of tortillas/taco/etc.
All of their tortilla products are vegan, or at least the following that are available at most locations:
- Whole Wheat Tortilla
- Regular Wheat Tortillas (both sizes)
- Corn Tortilla
- Tortilla Strips
Beans & Rice
As mentioned above, all their beans and rices are vegan. Those being the:
- Black Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Baja Rice
- Cilantro Rice
Specify no cheese on these, especially if you order them as sides as Baja Employees will often sprinkle cheese on the top of them.
Other Yummy things
- Avocado Slices
- Lime Slices
- Fajita Vegetables
- Cilantro Onion Mix
- Diced Tomato
- Apple Slices
- Roasted Corn
- Baja Papas (Potatoes, during breakfast)
- Grilled Onions/Peppers
- Jalapeno Slices
- Yellow Peppers
- Side Salad (No cheese, vinaigrette dressing or a salsa below instead!)
- Avocado Salsa
- Baja BBQ Sauce
- Chili Lime Dressing
- Corn Avocado Salsa
- Molcajete Salsa
- Pico De Gallo
- Salsa Baja
- Salsa Roja
- Salsa Verde
- Six Chiles Salsa
So how does Baja Fresh look for a Vegan?
While I prefer the assembly-line style of other restaurants better when you get multiple types of beans, rice, tortillas, yummy salsas, guacamole, etc, I definitely can’t complain.
Baja Fresh has everything a vegan needs to build a tasty, satisfying, and mildly healthy, meal.
They’re lacking a meat-substitute like many Tex-mex type places (like Chipotle or Freebirds) offer, but personally to me it’s not a big deal as I’m more into beans that meat-substitutes, and their beans aren’t bad to me.
Many thanks to Baja Fresh for not putting unnecessary animal products into strange places and keeping the simple things vegan.