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Here are 20 Ways To Order Vegan At Taco Bell

So, you’re vegan? Tambien. ???? My whole life I grew up looking forward to all the rice and beans: my mom’s arroz con gandules alongside Taco Bell’s $1.50 rice and beans. Yes, I did smuggle friends out of school in the trunk of my car so that we could get Taco Bell (true story).

Vegan friends, the same escapades don’t have to escape you. Taco Bell is probably the most vegan-friendly fast food chain, so live all your más for cheap.

1. Note the lack of salad in this picture.

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I mean, yes, you can order vegan salad at Taco Bell, but you can also feast like you’ve become accustomed to. Already, tengo hambre.

2. Crunchwrap Supreme

“vegan-1B” Digital Image. Taco Bell. 21 June 2018.

Or, like your mama calls it, “The E’spaceship.” Just ask them to remove the beef, sour cream and nacho cheese and add black beans, guac, and potatoes if you’ve got the hambre like I do.

3. Power Menu Veggie Burrito

“Vegan-5B” Digital Image. Taco Bell. 21 June 2018.

This bad boy already comes with black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole and romaine lettuce. All you have to do is ask for no cheese, sour cream, or avocado ranch sauce. Try to ask for pinto beans, too, and let us know if they let you. 😉

4. The 7-Layer Burrito

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Order it without sour cream, rice, and cheese, and be bold and add potatoes and pico de gallo. Dale, you can order red sauce, too. ????

Caption: “First time trying vegan Taco Bell ???? Got the 7 layer burrito with no cheese or sour cream and it was delicious”

5. Double Decker Taco Supreme

“Vegan-6C” Digital Image. Taco Bell. 21 June 2018.

Someone please order this already and send us a pic to show the world. Get yourself a soft taco protecting a hard shell and stuff it with all the veggies.

Remove: Beef, cheese, sour cream.

Add: Beans & guacamole.

6. Spicy Tostada

“Vegan-8” Digital Image. Taco Bell. 21 June 2018.

I mean, guys. All you have to do is ask for no cheese or chipotle sauce.

Pro tip: Bring this home and top it with Follow Your Heart shredded cheese and pop it back in the oven.

7. Hard Shell Taco

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You’re getting the hang of this, huh? Sub beans for beef and no cheese. Ask for pico de gallo and guac, and prepare yourself for this next hack: potatoes.

8. And no, we don’t mean some janky thing like this.

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Apparently, this secret hack got out and some Tweeter brought their novia enojada this when she asked for a Taco Bell burrito with potatoes. Boys. ????

9. Spicy Potato Tacos

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We mean THESE beauties. Just order it without cheese and sour cream.

Life Hack: be a boss and BYO-Vegan-Sour-Cream. Like, why aren’t you already carrying that around?

10.  Tacos Frescos

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You can order almost anything vegan at Taco Bell by ordering it “Fresco Style.” That just means they’ll remove any dairy, mayonnaise and guacamole and replace it with pico de gallo.

Then, tell them you want guac, because who doesn’t want guac, and who tf wants cow milk these days?

11. The Veggie Power Menu Bowl

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A.K.A. “poor man’s Chipotle,” you can order her without cheese, sour cream or avocado ranch and it already comes with guac!

You ???? don’t ???? have ???? to ???? pay ???? extra. ????

12. Taco Salad

“Taco Bell -taco salad” Digital Image. PETA. 21 June 2018.

Memorize this: “Can I please have the Taco Salad, sub beans for beef, fresco style, plus potatoes, guacamole and red sauce?”

You’ll be saying it often, because this is the only kind of salad I’ll ever have.

13. Baja Blast Freeze

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Did you know that many chemicals in our favorite soft drinks are vegan? #Humane #UnhealthyVegan

14. Black Beans & Rice

“Black Beans and Rice” Digital Image. Taco Bell. 21 June 2018.

She’s already vegan, obvi! You don’t have to call yourself out for this one. Just drop the $1.50 and enjoy.

15. Chips, Guac & Salsa

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They’re all vegan, because life wouldn’t be worth living if they weren’t, am I right? OK, jk, life is great. Have you been to Chipotle yet?

16. Though not all hot sauces are kind to animals.

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Naturally, Fire, the best sauce, is (for unknown reasons) not vegan. You may continue hoarding all the hot, mild and verde packets though. 😛

17. The Bean Burrito

“Vegan-2” Digital Image. Taco Bell. 21 June 2018.

Remember this image. This is how Taco Bell portrays it’s bean burrito, fresco style.

Also, remember to ask for no cheese and feel free to ask to sub for rice or potatoes (no charge)!

18. What an actual Bean + Potato Burrito looks like:

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Yeah, it doesn’t look great, but you know you’re deeply satisfied eating all that flour tortilla. Plus, it’s only $1 so you get what you pay for and all that.

19. The Red Sauce is key though, guys.

@sweetganjababi / Twitter

Ask for red sauce in everrrrything. It’s essentially the flavor of Taco Bell, and whatever you miss from your old meat-based menu, will taste the same without the meat. Because you’re just tasting and lusting for the sauce. Trust.

20. Cinnamon Twists

“Taco Bell – cinnamon twists” Digital Image. PETA. 21 June 2018.

Round out your vegan feast with Taco Bell’s accidentally vegan cinnamon twists! Find them on the dollar menu, and then just get two to save yourself the embarrassment of going back in the drive thru line. I see you. ????

They say going vegan is a lifestyle change, but I say, it’s just memorizing “Fresco style plus guac and potatoes, please.” ✌️

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Viral Video Of Overworked Texas Dominos Workers Burdened By Snow Storm Goes Viral

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Viral Video Of Overworked Texas Dominos Workers Burdened By Snow Storm Goes Viral

Texas’s current power crisis from a devastating storm has disrupted power generation and frozen natural gas pipelines. The is historic storm has driven electric demand higher than the state has ever seen, but it’s not just electric energy being overextended as a result. It’s physical and mental human energy as well.

Recently, an image of two exhausted Domino’s Pizza workers went viral for showing the extreme exhaustion workers are experiencing.

In a post shared to News4sanantonio.com’s Chime In page a user by the name of July DeLuna explained “This Dominos in San Antonio. Working during this crisis. They had a weekend worth of food and it was gone within 4 hours. This team helped those that needed help. These are the essential workers that need recognition. They were the only pizza place open. Every pizza place was closed but dominos stayed open to help those in need.”

Little else is known about the exhausted workers in the viral image but it did rack up over 8K comments within hours of being posted.

“Dominoes better pay them for the shifts they’ll miss while they don’t have any ingredients. With this practical free advertising it’s the least they could do. Otherwise these kind people worked themselves out of already bad hourly pay,” one user commented.

“,As someone who works in the food service industry, the thought of selling out of all product in only four hours and how much work goes in to preparing that much food is unfathomable levels of nightmare fuel,” another noted.

In another response to the image, a Reddit user wrote “I cannot express to you how upsetting it is to be the only food source open during hard times, to still be open and show up to do your job with higher than normal levels of orders, and still get yelled at by management for not having orders out within a window of time.”

Images of overworked and stressed is nothing new of course.

Fast-food workers are often burdened by their field’s daily challenges. In 2020, food industry workers are being forced to endure customer abuse at even higher rates. Last year a TikTok video of a Subway restaurant falling asleep while in the middle of making a sandwich went viral.

“This is actually really sad. I can’t imagine how underslept she is. Not to mention the wage people get paid at Subway… She deserves better,” one TikTok user by the name of Monique Emilia commented at the time. The skincare influencer Hyram also commented writing “Poor thing… Can’t imagine how underslept she is, we’re too hard on service workers.”

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CDC Warns Of Listeria Outbreak Linked To ‘Hispanic-Style’ Cheeses

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CDC Warns Of Listeria Outbreak Linked To ‘Hispanic-Style’ Cheeses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning everyone against “Hispanic-style” cheeses linked to a listeria outbreak. The latest food outbreak is attacking one of the most sacred things in our diets and people have a lot of opinions.

Listeria has been detected in “Hispanic-style” cheeses, according to the CDC.

According to a warning from the CDC, listeria has been detected in what they are calling “Hispanic-style” cheeses. This means that people should avoid queso fresco and queso blanco. The source of the outbreak is being tracked and there is some understanding about where the outbreak is coming from.

The CDC recommends that people avoid these cheeses right now and to make sure that the cheeses they buy are made from “pasteurized milk.” Listeria is a serious illness for the elderly, people who are immunocompromised, and pregnant people.

The CDC reports that Connecticut officials have found Listeria in some El Abuelito queso fresco. The cheese was purchased from a supermarket in the area where a patient purchased “Hispanic-style” cheese. The outbreak seems to be concentrated in the Northeastern United States and has impacted four states.

Seven people have been hospitalized because of the Listeria outbreak.

The announcement is a very personal attack for a lot of people. Queso fresco and queso blanco are very important for a lot of dishes in our cuisine and to go without, during Lent and Covid, is asking a lot of us.

People are kind of irked that the CDC didn’t use a different phrase to talk about the cheese.

We get that technically the cheese is in Spanish and that it is more commonly used in Latino food. However, the cheeses have names that can be used. Sure, there was no idea of the brand but would it really be that hard to say “queso fresco and queso blanco”?

At least it would have prevented other people from having to answer other people’s questions.

It’s called efficiency. Some news outlets were sharing images of yellow queso dip because it is also technically a “Hispanic-style” cheese but it not the cheese in question.

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