ORLANDO, Fla. (WFLA) – Vegan Taco Bell lovers, it’s your time to shine!
Taco Bell announced Wednesday that their popular crunchwrap is getting a new twist — the vegan crunchwrap. After years of trial and error, the fast-food restaurant said Taco Bell’s creative chefs found “the perfect recipe” for its first “all-vegan entree.”
But there’s a catch.
Starting Thursday, the new tasty menu item will be available at Taco Bells in three cities — Los Angeles, New York City, and Orlando.
Taco Bell said the new Vegan Crunchwrap “adds a new dimension to enjoying vegan food.” The crunchwrap is made with vegan, seasoned, plant-based beef, blanco sauce, warm vegan nacho sauce, shredded lettuce, and diced tomatoes, all wrapped in a crispy tostada shell.
“Such a large portion of our fan base is vegan or vegetarian, and we’re as committed to them as we are to ourselves and our menu,” said Liz Matthews, Taco Bell’s global chief food innovation officer, in a statement. “That’s why it took us so long, months and years to release something so special. We wanted and had to get it just right to make your mouth water. Because let’s admit it: We’ve all eaten a lot of products in today’s market that don’t taste very good and certainly don’t whet the appetite.”
According to Taco Bell, all of the ingredients in the crunchwrap have been certified vegan by the American Vegetarian Association.
“Our fans keep coming back to our customizable menu to try new options, particularly vegetarian dishes,” said Missy Schaaphok, Taco Bell’s director of global nutrition and sustainability, in a statement. “Now we’re doing the hack, if you will, with a product that’s completely vegan as is, right off the menu. I may be biased, but no veggie burger could compete.”
Which Taco Bell locations are offering the new Vegan Crunchwrap?
Only three cities will offer the new item, the participating locations are:
- Orlando: 11893 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida
- NYC: 976 6th Ave, New York, New York
- Los Angeles: 6741 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, California
The Vegan Crunchwrap is available at all three locations for a limited time while supplies last.