Everything Vegan at Baja Fresh (2021)

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill Vegan Options

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
  • Chips

Beans & Rice

Baja Fresh Vegan Beans and 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
  • Guacamole
  • Chips
  • Cilantro Onion Mix
  • Diced Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Apple Slices
  • Roasted Corn
  • Baja Papas (Potatoes, during breakfast)
  • Grilled Onions/Peppers
  • Jalapeno Slices
  • Yellow Peppers
  • Clinatro
  • 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
  • Vinaigrette

So how does Baja Fresh look for a Vegan?

Baja Fresh Vegan Burrito Bowl

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.