Torchy’s Tacos is honestly not the place for vegans — it’s alright for vegetarians but for us vegans it’s not really possible to have a satisfying meal currently.
We’d recommend avoiding Torchy’s entirely if you’re vegan, as pretty much anywhere will be more vegan-friendly, from other Tex-mex places like Qdoba or On the Border to American-Chinese like Pei Wei, to American-style food like Hardees/Carls Jr. which all offer plenty of vegan-options.
Suppose you’re already at Torchy’s, well. In that case, there’s a few options we’ll go over below, but don’t get excited — practically everything Torchy’s sells contains dairy (milk), even their pinto-beans are cooked with Parmesan cheese.
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Vegan-Friendly Appetizers at Torchy’s Tacos:
- Avocado Sauce & Chips
- Diablo Sauce & Chips
- Pico De Gallo & Chips
- Roja Sauce & Chips
- Tomatillo Sauce & Chips
Really the only appetizers they have is chips and the above-mentioned vegan-friendly sauces, and that’s it.
There was a little misunderstanding regarding the sauces. Earlier, Torchy’s allergen guide claimed that Pico De Gallo, Roja, and Tomatillo sauces contain dairy. However, we asked them directly, and they stated none of them contain dairy and they will change the allergen guide.
Vegan-Friendly Food Items at Torchy’s Tacos:
- Potato-Rice Guacamole Taco (Special Request)
- Torchy’s Mexican Rice
- Corn Tortillas
That’s really all the food Torchy’s has that’s vegan-friendly, the others aren’t vegan-friendly and cannot really be made vegan-friendly as apparently even the fried avocado is non-vegan, It’s a shame they put cheese in their beans both during and after cooking, as without beans it’s just too hard to really have a real meal at Torchy’s Tacos. The tortilla is basically vegan at least, its seasoning can spoil it.
Vegan-Friendly Drinks at Torchy’s Tacos:
- All Sodas/Lemonades
- Various Alcohol Drinks (Check Barnivore to confirm)
Ultimately drinks are almost always vegan, but I figured I’d mention them anyways, as some taco/mexican places don’t sell anything but water.