Vegan tacos, burritos, and queso. Sound like a dream come true? Head to the Vegan Nom in Austin to enjoy some authentic Tex-Mex goodness without compromising on your vegan dietary commitment.
The Vegan Nom promises great vegan Tex-Mex food and it 100% delivers on that front. But, if your idea of dining out involves a luxurious setting or fine dining, it’s not the place for you.
The Vegan Nom is a funky food truck with picnic tables for dine-in. If this doesn’t bother you, you’re in for a treat.
Let’s look at the Vegan Nom menu to find out what all cooks on the vegan food truck in Austin.
Food Options at the Vegan Nom
Like most food trucks, the Vegan Nom has a small menu (compared to restaurants). But, there are enough options to satisfy your Tex-Mex food cravings.
The food truck whips up everyone’s favorite tacos and burritos, along with a few snack and side options. Here’s everything you can eat here:
- Three Amigos
- Rockin’ Migas
- Nueva Onda
- Gracias Madre
- $3 Breakfast Tacos
- Super Fresco Taco
- KBBQ Taco
- La Bodega Taco
- Grilled Avocado Reale taco
- Taco Al Pastor
- Del Rey Fish Taco
- Birdie Sanders Taco
- Big Brunch Burrito
- KKBQ Burrito
- Jorge’s Beef Burrito
- Burrito Al Pastor
- Birdie Sanders Burrito
- Snacks and Sides
As per the menu, everything available at the Vegan Nom, except the sausage, chorizo, fish, and flour tortillas, is also gluten-free in addition to being plant-based.
It’s important to mention that the Vegan Nom menu only lists the major (core) ingredients used in a particular item. It doesn’t tell what spices and/or herbs are added and what cooking methods are used.
However, it does say that the menu is 100% plant-based, so you can rest assured that everything offered at the food truck is suitable for your vegan diet.
There’s only one item that I am a little doubtful about. Read on for more details about it in the next section.
The Vegan Nom Menu 2023 – A Detailed Overview
The people at the Vegan Nom know that food cravings can hit you any time of the day, and they make sure they are there to satisfy your Mexican food cravings for the most part of the day, if not round the clock.
The Vegan Nom food truck opens its window to Tex-Mex food lovers in Austin at 9 in the morning and serves till 11 pm every day except Mondays.
Whether you’re craving a taco for breakfast, a hearty burrito for Sunday brunch, a quesadilla for quick lunch, or nachos for an afternoon snack, the Vegan Nom is there to serve you.
Let’s dive a little deeper into the Vegan Nom menu and find out what each of its vegan Tex-Mex food items is made of.
Vegan Nom Breakfast Tacos
No more dragging yourself out of bed early in the morning for breakfast tacos because the Vegan Nom offers these till 4 pm. Available at just $4, you have the following four varieties of vegan breakfast tacos at the Vegan Nom:
These tacos are for tofu lovers. Featuring the classic tofu scramble with breakfast country sausage and cheddar, these vegan breakfast tacos offer an excellent combination of textures and flavors and give a powerful (read delicious) start to your day.
You can make these tofu tacos more rich and flavorful with the addition of fresh avocado, pico, and vegan crema at a small extra cost.
This is another tofu taco variety on the Vegan Nom’s breakfast tacos menu, but it offers a little more texture and some crunch. This rocking vegan taco features scrambled tofu, cheddar, roja, pico de gallo, and tortilla chips.
You can also add fresh avocado and chorizo to it at an additional price.
Like the combination of tofu and chorizo, but don’t want to pay more for having chorizo added to your taco? Get the Gracias Madre tacos from the Vegan Nom. It features house-made chorizo with tofu scramble and vegan pepper jack cheese.
Wish this plant-based breakfast taco was a little healthier? You can make it so by adding fresh avocado and some kale to at just a little over a dollar more.
Featuring tofu scramble with sweet potato hash brown and avocado, this slightly sweet and salty, crispy and creamy vegan taco is simply delicious. And you can make it more scrumptious with the addition of tempeh bacon and kale by paying a little extra.
$3 Vegan Breakfast Tacos at the Vegan Nom
In addition to the above-mentioned four $4 vegan tacos options, the Vegan Nom also has a few slightly cheaper (may be simpler, but no less delicious) varieties.
Your choices for $3 plant-based breakfast tacos at the Vegan Nom include:
- Potato & Scrambled Tofu Taco
- Tempeh Bacon & Scrambled Tofu Taco
- Avocado & Black Bean Taco
- Chorizo & Black Bean Taco
- Mushroom, Spinach, & Caramelized Onions Taco
Note: You can make the Vegan Nom breakfast tacos more flavorful by adding avocado, potatoes, or queso to them by paying just a dollar extra.
Breakfast tacos are not the only choices you have when eating at the Vegan Nom. There are a few other options too. Available all day, your choices for the Nom Tacos include:
Super Fresco Taco
Love meaty tacos? Try this double-decker crunchy beef taco made with vegan beef, lettuce, fresh pico, crema, plant-based cheddar, chipotle, queso, and flour tortilla.
It’s meaty, crunchy, and creamy with just the right amount of spice kick from vegan chipotle sauce. Just a bite of this delicious super fresco vegan taco is enough to tantalize your taste buds.
Another vegan taco variety for spice lovers, this Vegan Nom taco is inspired by Korean flavors. It features Korean BBQ vegan chicken with cabbage, green onions, vegan crema, sriracha, sesame seeds, and onions/cilantro.
The Vegan Nom’s Korean BBQ vegan taco also brings a perfect combination of flavors and textures. It’s spicy (just how much it should be) and creamy with a slight crunch from onions and a hint of nutty flavor from sesame seeds.
There will be a party of flavors and textures in your mouth.
La Bodega Taco
Prepared with classic taco ingredients, but the vegan way, this plant-based taco from the Vegan Nomcontains grilled non-meat sausage links, black beans, caramelized onions, fresh onions, and cilantro mix, crema, chipotle, vegan cheddar, and queso.
It’s rich, hearty, and provides a strong burst of flavors, leaving you in pure bliss.
Grilled Avocado Reale Taco
As evident from the name, this vegan taco variety at the Vegan Nom stars grilled avocadoes. Along with them, you get kale, black beans, caramelized onions, cilantro, vegan pepper jack, crema, and salsa verde.
You can also have tempeh bacon and mushrooms added to your Vegan Nom’s avocado taco for just a dollar extra (each).
Taco Al Pastor
This is a great option for those who like the combination of sweet and salty flavors. It also makes a great choice for vegans who’re not fans of fake meats.
This traditional pork taco is made with fresh pineapples, onions, and cilantro, marinated in pineapple juice and a bunch of spices, at the Vegan Nom. It’s simple but very tasty.
Give it a try if you don’t want to eat a fake meat taco and/or looking for an unusual taco variety.
Del Rey Fish Taco
Starring breaded lemon-pepper vegan fish fried to crispy perfection on the outside, this Vegan Nom taco is a treat for seafood lovers. Its other ingredients that perfectly complement the fried fish include avocado, cabbage, fresh cilantro, crema, and a lemon wedge on the side.
Birdie Sanders Taco
This Nom taco is made with buffalo chicken, cabbage, onions, avocadoes, crema, chipotle, and pepper jack cheese.
Note: Although the Vegan Nom’s menu clearly states that all its offerings are 100% plant-based and the name of the restaurant also asserts that it’s all vegan, the Bridie Sanders taco may have an animal-based ingredient in it.
The reason I say this is because it comes with a clause on the menu, saying “representing the 99%”.
For those who may not know, 99% vegan(ism) is a slightly controversial/debated topic. While some say it allows for accidental slip-ups, others consider the term to represent those who take deliberate breaks from their vegan diet (just like those who follow various healthy dietary regimens have cheat meals).
*Unless otherwise specified, you can choose a corn or flour tortilla for your Vegan Nom tacos and burritos.
The Vegan Nom Burritos
For those who prefer richer, more hearty, and filling servings of Mexican flavors than tacos offer, the Vegan Nom offers a variety of vegan burritos.
Your choices for plant-based burritos at the Vegan Nom include:
Big Brunch Burrito
Don’t fall for the name. Made for those with big appetites, this vegan burrito is available all day.
It contains tofu scramble, black beans, potatoes, fresh pico de gallo, queso, chipotle, crema, vegan cheddar, and your choice of vegan meat from beef, chorizo, and country breakfast sausage. It’s meaty, creamy, spicy, and oh-so-delicious.
You can also add avocadoes to it at a small extra price.
The burrito version of the KKBQ taco is made with the same core ingredients, i.e., Korean BBQ vegan chicken, crema, sriracha, sesame seeds, green onions, onions, and cilantro.
But, since it’s a burrito, you also get black beans and rice stuffed inside a soft tortilla along with all these ingredients.
Jorge’s Beef Burrito
A classic meat burrito has ground beef. This one also has that but in the vegan form. Other ingredients in this incredibly delicious vegan burrito from the Vegan Nom include rice and beans, lettuce, onion and cilantro mix, crema, chipotle, queso, and fresh pico de gallo.
You can also add avocado or vegan mac ’n cheese to your meal for just a couple of extra dollars.
Burrito Al Pastor
This sweet, salty, and slightly tangy meatless burrito at the Vegan Nom features fresh pineapples, cabbage, onions, and cilantro marinated with pineapple juice and spices along with rice and black beans.
You can also have a fresh avocado added for more flavor and some healthy nutrients at a little extra price.
Birdie Sanders Burrito
This Vegan Nom’s plant-based burrito features buffalo chicken, rice, beans, onion & cilantro mix, cabbage, onions, crema, chipotle, and queso.
Unlike the Birdie Sanders taco, the burrito doesn’t come with the label saying it represents 99%. However, if you’re a hardcore vegan, I recommend confirming with your server before ordering.
The Vegan Nom Nachos
What’s a vegan meal without nachos? Whether you’re looking for a no-fail appetizer for the table or a quick snack, nachos always make a great choice. The Vegan Nom offers three varieties of vegan nachos.
These are labeled as Bomb Nachos on the Vegan Nom menu and are made with the same ingredients except vegan protein.
The ingredients that are similar in all the Vegan Nom’s plant-based nachos include:
- Tortilla chips
- Black beans
- Pico de gallo
- Pickled jalapenos
- Onion + cilantro mix
- Planet queso
*You can also have house-made guac or fresh avocadoes added to your nachos for only a couple of dollars.
The choices you have for meatless and dairy-free nachos at the Vegan Nom include:
- KBBQ Nachos – Featuring Korean BBQ vegan chicken, sesame seeds, and green onions along with the ingredients listed above.
- Birdie Sanders Nachos – Star buffalo vegan chicken
- Jorge’s Beef Nachos – As the name tells, this nacho variety comes with seasoned ground beef in addition to all the above-listed ingredients.
The Vegan Nom Snacks and Sides
In the mood for something else than nachos? You have the following more vegan snacks and sides options at the Vegan Nom:
This is the vegan version of your classic grilled quesadilla made with vegan beef, lettuce, green onions, pico, chipotle, crema, and lots of vegan cheddar.
This vegan version of your classic mac’ n cheese with a kick of spice is made with gluten-free, vegan pasta, queso, and pickled jalapenos.
Those who prefer meaty pasta can also have ground vegan beef added for just a dollar more.
Planet Queso Y Chips
This is a great option for those who prefer simpler chips and dips than flavor-packed nachos with too many ingredients.
With this vegan side dish at the Vegan Nom, you get freshly-made tortilla chips topped with pico and green onions along with vegan queso.
You can also have guac or ground beef added to your chips for a dollar each.
The Vegan Nom Drinks
Since the Vegan Nom is a food truck, you can’t expect a great variety of drinks. Here are all the drink options available at the Vegan Nom:
- Mexican Coke
- Sparkling Water
- Bottled Water
The Vegan Nom also offers its legendary taco hot sauces in 12oz bottles. The choices include Salsa Verde and Creamy Roasted Chipotle sauce.
The Vegan Nom may not have fancy settings, but those who have tried their food agree that they offer the best vegan tacos and burritos, at least in Austin, if not on the planet as they claim.
The Vegan Nom menu is small but has what you crave when in the mood for Tex-Mex food.
If you’re craving authentic Tex-Mex food without risking your vegan diet, head to the Vegan Nom food truck on the Eastside in Austin and enjoy freshly-made vegan tacos and burritos while sitting outdoors on a picnic table.
You can also have the food delivered to your doorstep through UberEats, Favor, or Postmates, but I would recommend going to the food truck to have the real experience.
Did you find this article helpful? Are you interested to learn about more vegan taco choices available across the country? Check out my article Vegan Options at Taco Bell to find out what the nations’ leading taco restaurant chain has in store for vegans.