Vegan Guide to Moe's Southwest Grill: The Best Menu Options, Swaps, and More

From taco meal kits to burritos and bowls, Moe’s offers many vegan options.

Vegan guide to Moe's. Illo includes a vegan burrito, salad, and fruity drink.

Treehugger / Photo Illustration by Catherine Song / Moe's Southwest Grill

Moe’s Southwest Grill is known for its options. From build-your-own burritos and bowls to customizable tacos, nachos, and "stacks," there are hundreds of unique meal possibilities—and plenty are without meat, cheese, and other sneaky non-vegan ingredients.

Here, we uncover every vegan option you can think of at Moe's, so you'll exactly what to get the next time you're craving Tex Mex.

Our Top Picks

Several of Moe’s most popular items can easily be made vegan and customized to your personal taste.

Moe’s Taco Meal Kit

Without the shredded cheese, queso sauce, and sour cream, the popular build-your-own-taco kit can be ordered with beans and tofu as the proteins along with lettuce, pico de gallo, rice, beans, and guacamole or avocado to replace the sour cream. This combi also serves as a cheese-free nacho kit, since chips and salsa are also included.

“Homewrecker” Burritos and Bowls

This filling option can be served as a burrito or bowl and includes your choice of protein (organic tofu, your favorite beans, or a mix of both), rice, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, and guacamole. Make sure to order without cheese or sour cream.


In this burrito-taco hybrid, fillings are stacked between two crunchy corn shells, wrapped in a flour or whole-grain tortilla, and grilled. Choose the organic tofu or beans as your protein, replace the cheese with avocado or guacamole. Then, add more toppings, have it grilled, and finish with your favorite salsas.

Vegan Bases

While you can’t go wrong with our “Top Picks,” you can get a bit more creative with the many delicious fillings, sauces, and toppings that can make your great Moe's order even better. Here are your vegan base options.

  • Burrito (Flour or Whole Grain Tortilla)
  • Tacos (Crispy Corn, Soft Corn, or Soft Flour Tortilla)
  • Salad (Salad Tortilla Bowl)

Treehugger Tip

Long-time Moe's fans might remember the Personal Trainer Salad. While this salad is no longer listed on the menu, you can rebuild this departed favorite by mixing chopped romaine lettuce, beans, salsa, cucumbers, and black olives. Add a scoop of guacamole and one of the vegan salad dressings, such as Southwest Vinaigrette.

Vegan Fillings and Toppings

While there are no plant-based meat alternatives as of yet, a mix of beans, tofu, and fresh veggies can still yield substance and satisfaction.

  • Seasoned Rice
  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Organic Tofu
  • Grilled Onions
  • Grilled Peppers
  • Grilled Mushrooms
  • Diced Onions
  • Fresh Jalapenos
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Corn Pico
  • Pickled Jalapenos
  • Diced Cucumbers
  • Black Olives
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Southwest Vinaigrette
  • Guacamole
  • Avocado
  • Lime Wedge
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Chopped Romaine

Vegan Sauces and Salsas

If you love heat, you're in luck—Moe’s delivers on its promise of spice. There's a heat level for everyone here, including vegans.

  • El Guapo
  • Tres Jalapeño
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Southwest Vinaigrette
  • Tomatillo
  • Hard Rock and Roll Hot Sauce 

Vegan Drinks

Tame all of those spices and flavors with a nice, cold drink. Get your caffeine fix for the day with one of Moe's many Cocoa-Cola fountain drinks, or try a sweet and fruity Agua Fresca. 

Vegan Sides

Still hungry? Add an extra scoop of one of these sides and mix in a salsa or sauce... or both

  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Seasoned Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Tortilla Chips
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Does Moe's have vegan options?

    Yes! You can order a burrito, bowl, taco, or salad and veganize it by excluding meat and dairy and piling on vegetables, beans, salsas, guac, and other plant-based fillings.

  • Are Moe's pinto beans vegan?

    Yes. Both the black beans and the pinto beans at Moe's are vegan-friendly.

  • Does Moe's have plant-based meat?

    Moe's does not have plant-based meat at this time. However, you can choose either organic tofu or beans as a vegan protein source for your meal.

  • Is the seasoned rice at Moe's vegan?

    Yes, both types of rice (the seasoned rice and the cilantro lime rice) are vegan.