Before going vegan around seven years ago, I was a daily customer at this awesome little taco truck (or taqueria, for some) that parked by my neighborhood.
After going vegan, though, I realized the damage that the meat industry was doing to the planet and decided that I’d have to stop ordering my favorite meat-based tacos. Thankfully, they had a couple of vegan options!
After moving away from the area, I realized it had been too long since I last had some good vegan Mexican food. So, I decided to start making my own vegan tacos, burritos, and quesadillas at home.
First, I had to do some research on the best vegan tortilla brands. That’s when I realized that there are actually tons of vegan tortillas on the market. So many, in fact, that I had a hard time deciding which was best.
After being asked about my favorite vegan tortilla brands, I decided to go ahead and put together a conclusive guide to the best vegan tortilla brands I’ve tried so far. From simple lunch wraps to vegan tacos and burritos, I guarantee you’ll find the perfect vegan tortilla below.
The small taco truck I used to go to used a homemade tortilla recipe that just consisted of cornflour (masa), salt, and water. The owner would hand-make the tortillas fresh every morning, and they were some of the best vegan tortillas I’ve ever had.
However, since she didn’t use any preservatives, they were only good for that day.
When I first started researching vegan taco brands, I discovered that most store-bought tortillas are naturally vegan. The only thing you’ll need to look out for is lard.
Although most store-bought tortilla brands don’t contain lard, there are a few traditional-style brands that may contain the animal fat-derived lard as a thickening agent.
If you’re eating out at an authentic Mexican or South American restaurant, you’ll also want to ask your server about this. While most restaurants use vegan-friendly tortillas, some of the older, more traditional spots may use an old-fashioned tortilla recipe containing lard.
Aside from this one ingredient, though, you’ll never have to worry about white sugar, dairy, or eggs being used in tortillas. They’re simply not a part of the recipe.
Alright, so now that we’ve got the basics out of the way, it’s time to talk about tortillas! Towards the top of the list, I’ve included my go-to favorites; vegan corn and wheat flour-based tortillas.
After that, you’ll find some of my favorite alternative vegan tortillas that are made from ingredients like quinoa, spinach, sweet potato, and chia seeds.
I’ll also provide a brief list of my favorite food to make with each type of wrap.
1) Guerrero Corn Tortillas (link)
Best Uses: Vegan street tacos, vegan taquitos
Typically, when I crave Mexican food, I’m looking for something that tastes simple and authentic – street tacos. Of course, I substitute the steak and pork for tofu or a Beyond Meat product, but I use the same seasonings. Ultimately, my vegan tacos taste the same as (if not better than) non-vegan tacos.
I prefer Mexican-style tacos that use small corn flour tortillas, and Guerrero’s Corn Tortillas fit the bill. They’re good quality, taste great, and I’ve never had any quality control issues with them.
They are a bit thin, so you may need to layer two of the tortillas together. This is common when it comes to most street tacos, though, so it’s never been an issue. Aside from that, the only downside is that they do have a lot of preservatives.
You can usually find Guerrero tortillas in a local Latin food store. If you don’t have one near you, then they’re always available on Amazon
- Easy to find.
- Great for Mexican-style street tacos.
- There are a lot of preservatives.
- The tortillas are thin, so you may need to layer two of them together if you’re making juicy tacos.
2) La Tortilla Factory Organic Yellow Corn Tortillas (link)
Best Uses: Tex-Mex tacos, homemade tortilla chips
When I’m being cheap, I’ll get the Guerrero tortillas that I mentioned just above. However, when I’m feeling a little bougie, I’ll treat myself to some of La Tortilla Factory’s Organic Yellow Corn Tortillas.
They’re the same size, which means that they’re great for Mexican or Tex-Mex-style tortillas. I’ve also found that they’re great for making my own homemade corn tortilla chips! Simply cut a stack of the tortillas into squares and oil-fry them in some vegan-friendly cooking oil.
You’re probably wondering if there’s a difference between organic corn tortillas and non-organic corn tortillas… Honestly, I’d say that there is. For one, they just taste more flavorful, and you can really savor the flavor of the corn. Secondly, they’re a lot more filling.
Another thing I love about these organic yellow corn tortillas is that they don’t have any preservatives whatsoever. Instead, they use natural lime juice in the recipe to act as a short-term preservative. That being said, they don’t have the longest shelf life, so eat them fast!
- 100% organic yellow corn.
- Simple ingredients, and no chemical preservatives.
- They taste rich and flavorful.
- They don’t have a long shelf life, so you’ll need to use or freeze them shortly after buying them.
- They’re more expensive than non-organic vegan tortillas.
3) Angelic Bakehouse 7-Grain Wraps / Tortillas (link)
Best Uses: Vegan deli-style wraps
Who said that tortillas were only for Mexican and South American food?
Angelic Bakehouse’s 7-Grain Tortilla Wraps are, by far, my favorite choice when it comes to making deli-style wraps. I simply layer my favorite vegan deli slices with slices of tomato, rice, spinach, and my favorite hot sauce, and BAM – I’ve got a grade-A wrap that’s even better than Subway!
These organic sprouted wraps are made using only the best ancient grains, including quinoa, millet, wheat berries, oat groats, rye berries, barley, and amaranth. Aside from that, they just use a bit of sunflower oil, whole wheat flour, and agave syrup as a mild sweetener.
They’re shipped straight from the Angelic Bakehouse bakery and have a shelf life of six months if left unopened.
- Long shelf life, despite the lack of preservatives.
- Wholesome ancient grain flavor.
- Healthy, organic, non-GMO ingredients.
- The taste is a bit strong, unlike the mild corn tortillas that most people are used to.
4) Mission Protein Plant-Powered Tortilla Wraps (link)
Best Uses: Vegan burritos
If you go into just about any grocery store in America, you’ll find Mission tortillas. They’re a common staple and many of their products also happen to be vegan-friendly. My favorite vegan tortilla made by Mission is their Protein Plant-Powered Tortilla Wraps.
These large vegan tortillas are perfect for making a Beyond Meat burrito. They’re tough and durable, which is very important when it comes to wrapping a burrito without tearing through the wrap. They’re also super soft, which gives them a great-tasting texture.
These plant-based tortillas have added pea protein (which, by the way, happens to be incredibly healthy), so each wrap features 7 grams of protein. Combine this with the fact that each wrap only has 70 calories, and you’ve got yourself an incredibly healthy (and vegan) tortilla wrap.
- Added pea protein to support healthy muscle growth.
- 100% plant-based.
- Only 70 calories per wrap.
- Strong, durable wrap means your burritos won’t tear.
- They don’t taste quite as flavorful as traditional corn tortillas.
5) Tortillicious Corn and Quinoa Soft Tortillas (link)
Best Uses: Vegan tacos, mini wraps
Earlier, I said that I’d be mentioning some alternative tortillas that are made from some slightly more uncommon ingredients. The first time that I tried Tortillicious’ Corn and Quinoa tortillas, I had no idea what to expect. I was at a small vegan lunch spot, and they were using this brand.
To my surprise, they tasted great!
Quinoa is an ancient grain and is commonly substituted for wheat flour, as it has more nutritious value. It’s also gluten-free, for anybody with gluten sensitivity or celiacs.
The tortillas themselves are small (around 4 inches wide), which makes them perfect for small tacos or miniature wraps. Even though the ingredients aren’t certified organic, these tortillas have just as much flavor as some of my favorite organic vegan tortillas.
The only downside is that they’re a little expensive, so I don’t buy them too often.
- Rich, full-bodied flavor.
- Made with a blend of corn masa and quinoa.
- Just 65 calories per tortilla.
- They’re expensive.
- The tortillas are thin and may tear easily if you load them up too much.
6) Tortillicious Corn and Chia Soft Tortillas (link)
Best Uses: Vegan chilaquiles
If you can’t tell, I really love the Tortillicious vegan tortilla brand. Their corn and chia tortillas are a great alternative to regular corn tortillas and have a richer taste as well as a higher nutritional value.
The flavor is similar to the brand’s quinoa-corn tacos that I mentioned above, but with a slightly more tangy, seedy aftertaste.
One of the more interesting features of these tortillas is that they adopt a slightly red color once they’re cooked. This is thanks to the chia seeds! Aside from their interesting color and taste, chia seeds are regarded as a superfood and are full of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.
Like the previous Tortillicious wraps I mentioned above, these have a fairly decent shelf life of around six months without being opened. Once opened, though, I recommend eating them within four days for maximum freshness.
You shouldn’t have any problem clearing out a pack of these on Taco Tuesday!
- Unique red color from the toasted chia seeds.
- Far healthier than traditional corn tortillas.
- Full of Omega-3 fatty acids (which support healthy joints).
- They’re more expensive than traditional corn tortillas.
7) 365 by Whole Foods Market, Homestyle Flour Tortillas (link)
Best Uses: Vegan burritos, vegan quesadillas
365 is Whole Foods Market’s premier store brand. Unlike most store brands, most of the 365 products I’ve tried are truly excellent quality.
They’re also fairly affordable, compared to other more expensive specialty organic brands, and are easy to find in your local Whole Food Market. If you don’t have one in your area, then Amazon is the next best place to find them.
These extra-large whole wheat tortillas are perfect for making large vegan burritos and quesadillas alike. They’re soft enough to maintain a great texture while being strong enough to hold together so you won’t run into any issues while you’re trying to fold your burrito.
Each tortilla has around 150 calories, making them a bit heavier than some of the other tortillas I’ve mentioned so far. However, this can be attributed to their larger size. When I make a burrito out of these wraps, I usually have to save half for later!
- They’re extra-large, making them perfect for large burritos and quesadillas.
- They have a super-soft texture.
- They’re 100% organic and use non-GMO ingredients.
- Their larger size means they’re not ideal for tacos or small lunch wraps.
8) BFree Sweet Potato Tortilla Wraps, Gluten-Free & Vegan (link)
Best Uses: Vegan deli wraps, dessert crepes
If you’re looking for a wrap that tastes quite unlike anything you’re used to eating, then BFree’s Sweet Potato Tortilla Wraps are your ticket to a world of flavor (if you like sweet potatoes, that is).
They’re moderately soft and have a slightly sweet, flavorful aftertaste thanks to the sweet potato flour used to make them.
Sweet taste aside, sweet potatoes are also high in antioxidants and vitamin E, which means these wraps are far more nutritious than your average corn or wheat flour tortilla.
They’re fairly large, which makes them great for larger deli wraps. Despite their larger size, though, they only have 90 calories, making them a low-calorie alternative to the higher-calorie wheat wraps.
Since they taste sweeter than traditional tortilla wraps, I really enjoy using these for desert-style crepes.
While traditional French-style crepes use milk and butter (two non-vegan ingredients), I’ve found that these sweet potato wraps provide a similar texture and sweetness without any animal products.
- Sweet potatoes are very healthy and these wraps have extra vitamin E and antioxidants as a result.
- They only have 90 calories, making them a low-calorie alternative to traditional burrito wraps.
- They have a sweet taste and soft texture, making them a good substitute for crepes.
- The slightly sweet taste may be off-putting for people looking for a more savory meal.
9) SIETE FAMILY FOODS Grain-Free Chickpea Flour Tortilla (link)
Best Uses: Mexican-style street tacos
Have you ever purchased a product just because of the inspiring story behind it? Well, this is one of those products. Siete Family Foods’ Chickpea Flour Tortillas are made by a small Mexican-American family based out of South Texas.
As the story goes, the seven (Siete, in Spanish) family members started making their own grain-free tortillas after one of them was diagnosed with several autoimmune disorders.
They all decided to start consuming an anti-inflammatory grain-free diet to help support their sister. Their grain-free chickpea tortillas tasted so good that they decided to turn it into a business!
In my opinion, they taste just as good as some of the organic, homemade corn flour tortillas that I’ve had over the years. These tortillas also have more fiber, better nutritional content, and contain no preservatives.
Given the lack of preservatives, though, the manufacturer recommends consuming or freezing the tortillas within a week of receiving them.
- They have an awesome brand story that makes me feel great about buying them.
- They have a surprisingly delicious flavor that I find comparable to organic corn flour tortillas.
- They’re 100% organic and contain no preservatives.
- They’re a little expensive.
- They don’t have a long shelf life.
Tortillas are traditionally made from a few simple ingredients:
- Corn flour.
- Wheat flour.
While there are some tortilla brands that use non-vegan ingredients like lard or palm oil, the majority of tortillas on the market are vegan-friendly (even if it’s accidental). If you look at the main ingredients, all of them (even all-purpose wheat flour) are vegan.
If you’re trying to eat healthier, though, I really recommend giving some of the non-traditional plant-based tortillas on this list a try! Not only are they vegan, but they also contain fewer preservatives and are far more nutritious.
Personally, I eat a mixture of both. When I’m going for authentic Mexican, I’ll typically cook with corn flour tortillas. However, if I’m making a deli wrap or other non-Latin food, then I really enjoy my plant-based tortillas.
As you can see, there are plenty of vegan tortillas on the market. I’ve just done the hard work and made a list of all of the best vegan tortilla brands!
Whether you’re looking for a more traditional corn and wheat flour tortilla or you’re looking for something a little healthier, I tried my best to include all of my favorites.
For more great tips on eating vegan and living a happier, cruelty-free lifestyle, be sure to check out my Dining Out blog on Vegan Calm!