Everything Vegan at Qdoba (Late-2020)
Qdoba is a restaurant like Chipotle, Uberrito, or Freebirds, and has that same assembly-line style burrito making magic. I love these places, and while my favorite is Freebirds they’re all absolutely wonderful and have tons of vegan options.
I must admit I’m naughty and eat at these places way too much, they just have so much variety and they’re not really that expensive for what you get.
Not only is it pretty affordable, at least for eating out, but Qdoba gives vegans/vegetarians a discount — having the vegan (no-meat) entree saves you about 10% off your order at Qdoba!
So what are my options? (list below)
You can get basically all the standards that you’d get at the other places, all the basic things that make up a burrito.
Their unique thing in my opinion is that they have a tortilla soup thing that’s Vegan and a “taco salad” that really changes up your meal. At Qdoba I always get one of those rather than the burrito, although I usually get a taco tortilla or a burrito tortilla on the side to make my own mini-burrito to go with it.
Vegan Tortillas/Shells at Qdoba:
- Crunchy Tortilla shell or bowl
- Whole Wheat Tortilla
- Corn Tortilla
- Flour Tortilla
- Corn Tortilla Chips
- Crispy Corn Taco Shell
All of their tortillas are Vegan, the whole wheat, the regular, the corn, the taco ones, all of them!
Vegan Base Options at Qdoba:
- Brown Rice
- Cilantro Lime rice
- Black Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Impossible Meat Crumble
Sadly they don’t offer any refried beans currently — but hey beans are beans are beans, two types of beans is good enough for me.
Other Yummy Vegan Things at Qdoba:
- Fajita Vegetables
- Seasoned Potatoes
Don’t forget to get these tasty things as well, they make a burrito go from good to WOW!
Toppings/Add-ons/Salad Vegan Options at Qdoba:
- Tortilla chips
- Fajita Peppers
- Pickled Jalapenos
- Shredded Lettuce
- Guacamole (It’s Free!)
They have a real salad too, but I’m talking about burrito addins here~
Vegan Sauces/Salsas at Qdoba:
- Black Bean Corn Salsa
- Salsa Roja
- Roasted Chile Corn Salsa
- Pico de Gallo
- Red Chile Sauce
- Fiery Habanero Sauce
They also have a few seasonal sauces/Salsas such as Cilantro lime sauce and Mango Salsa, so they’ll likely have one of them at your location.
So how does Qdoba look for a vegan?
Dang near perfect — especially with the recent addition of Impossible Meat to the menu.
If you want an extra-big meal like most places like Qdoba (such as freebirds or chipotle) you can ask for all of the things for free, as in both beans and both rices if you want. In fact, like I do, you can ask for extra on top of that if you really want to.
Uniquely though, at Qdoba I’ve heard they technically will give unlimited guacamole too, for free, but I haven’t tried that. But it’s always free (unlike at Chipotles/freebirds) to have a little at least like I get, so if you like Guac make sure to get it!