Burritos are like newborn puppies—if you don’t like them, people begin to question your sanity. No matter your preferred flavor profile, spice tolerance or dietary restrictions, there is a burrito for everyone. Vegan burritos are especially popular right now, especially since you can easily customize them with different vegetables, sauces, and wraps. The hardest part? Choosing which burrito you’d prefer that day.

If you don’t want to choose, feel free to have it all. After all, it’s a vegan burrito. How bad for you can it possibly be? Read on to see the 10 must-have vegan burritos in the United States and similar recipes you can use from our Food Monster App.

1. Blockheads, New York, NYblockheads vegan burritos


Blockheads is one of the few places that not only features a vegan burrito but has several different kinds and variations. Located in New York, this is a hot spot for veggie stuffed goodness. They have a vegan seitan burrito, a vegan grilled tofu burrito, and a vegan mixed veg burrito, which is filled with vegan cheese, brown rice, and beans.

Blockheads is located in New York.

2. Cena Vegan, Los Angeles, Californiacena vegan burrito

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Cena Vegan won not just one the 2017 VegOut Awards, but three! So, it’s no surprise that they serve up amazing vegan burritos with plant-based meats with authentic, delicious flavors.  Along with the refried beans, rice, pico, and salsa that comes in every Big Vegan Burrito, you also get to choose from either carne asada, pollo asada, al pastor, or barbacoa to stuff your huge flour tortilla full!

Cena Vegan is located Los Angeles, California.

3. Tortuga, New York, NYhotel tortuga vegan burritos

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Tortuga Mexican Resturant, located in New York, serves tacos, burritos, and nachos. Tortuga’s gimmick is its mix-and-match menu. They have a few vegetarian burritos on the menu that can be made vegan. Filled with grilled veggies, portobello mole, vegetarian pozole, barbeque tempeh, and guacamole. Mix and match them with any ingredients you enjoy!

Tortuga Mexican is located at 246 14th Street, New York, NY.

4. Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill, Californiasharkys wood fired mexican

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Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill serves some of the best vegan burritos in California. Their facebook states, “We seek out organic, natural and local ingredients that meet our standards. We make everything fresh to order and are committed to serving tastier, healthier options.” And that they do. You can get a low-fat, whole wheat tortilla filled with organic tofu, rice, organic beans and more.

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill is located in California.

5. Tocaya Organica, California tocaya organica burrito

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Tocaya Organica, located along the California coast, has a vegan burrito called The Fajita Burrito that includes sautéed poblano peppers and onions in sweet chipotle, Spanish rice, black beans, vegan chipotle crema, guacamole & pico de gallo, in a jalapeño tortilla. This spicy, kicky, tangy burrito is definitely a top choice. 

Tocaya Organica is located in California.

6. Organix La, Los Angeles, CAorganix la vegan

Organix LA

Organix LA has a vegan deli inside that serves up some seriously delicious dishes. They have a poncho burrito, which contains black Beans, quinoa, grilled onions, bell peppers, cabbage, house-made salsa & house made chipotle aioli. They also have a Gringo burrito which has grilled vegan chicken, black beans, quinoa, grilled onions, bell peppers, cabbage, house-made salsa. Basically, they have burritos like no other.

Organix LA is located at 1731 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90041

7. Burrito Box, Manhattan, New Yorkburrito box

Burrito Box

Burrito Box in Hell’s Kitchen, New York has a veggie burrito you can put together yourself. Add a flour tortilla and pick from rice, black beans, soy cheese, tofu sour cream, pinto beans, spinach and steamed vegetables. Healthy and delectable. You can even add organic seitan made from wheat gluten or spice it up with a vegan chili filling.

Burrito Box is located in Manhattan, New York.

8. Bell Street Burritos, Atlanta Gabell street burritos

Bell Street Burritos

Located in Atlanta, Bell Street Burritos has veggie burritos that you can build yourself. Pick from beans, tofu, potato, broccoli, jalapenos, chipotle salsa, spinach, guacamole, and extra rice or just pile it all on together in a flour tortilla.

Bell Street Burritos is located at 1816 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA.

9. El NutriTaco, Portland, ORel nutritaco

El Nutritaco

El Nutritaco strives to make hearty foods without loosing authentic Mexican flavors. They offer plenty of vegan alternatives; like mozzarella daiya cheese, vegan mayo, vegan butter, and Tofutti sour cream. They have a Gigante Burrito, filled with zucchini, salsa fresca, and cabbage. Their Chipotle Tempeh Burrito has homemade spicy organic chipotle tempeh and has lots of addable veggie variations.

El NutriTaco is located at 2124 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR 97211.

10. Yugo305, Miami, FLyugo burrito


Have you ever had a vegan sushi burrito? We didn’t think so. But Yugo has them, and they’re the absolute best. They source local and organic ingredients wherever possible, and create unique, juicy burritos filled with rice, braised tofu, avocado, crispy wonton and more. The menu has loads of other options as well, like sorbet and homemade lemonade.

Yugo is located at 119 SE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33131.

Make your own vegan burritos at home!Freezable Cheesy Chickpea Burritos

If you can’t make it to any of these burrito joints, opt for a home recipe. You can easily make these in your own kitchen, share them with friends and save for the next day. This Freezable Cheesy Chickpea Burritos recipe creates the perfect texture to pair with spinach in cheesy cashew sauce. This Sweet Potato Sushi Burrito is a tasty two-in-one lunch.

For something a little more filling, try this White Bean Baked Burritos and this Spicy Sausage and Tofu Breakfast Burrito for an early morning meal. Try these Burritos With Raw Taco Meat for tons of flavor and superb consistency. For a healthier version, try these Red Cabbage Sushi Burritos.

This Lentil Chili Stew-Stuffed Burrito is also absolutely delicious.

This Spicy Tofu Scramble and Avocado Breakfast Burrito is perfect to take with you to work on the go and these Quick and Easy Wet Burritos are just that, quick and easy.

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

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