If you’re looking to have a quick and easy taco night, you’re in the right place. Here’s a list of some of the best vegan taco seasoning brands you’ll be able to find in the store and online.
But first… Is Taco Seasoning Vegan?
Well, most of the time, it is. There are a few brands out there that may contain some milk or milk-derived products like sodium caseinate or lactose, but I’ve found that there are also plenty without.
Now let’s check out the list…
As always, be sure to double check ingredients on any taco seasonings you buy. Ours are usually accurate/up to date but things do change over time.
This is a fan favorite and a trusted brand. Old El Paso doesn’t contain lactose or sugar like most of the major brands do, and it comes in a kit if you’re really in a bind.
So, if you want that original taste you can grab a packet of this or the whole kit and be in and out in a jiffy.
This version does seem to have hydrogenated oil, though. Don’t worry, the next item on the list has a cleaner ingredient statement.
This is a personal favorite when I’m in a rush. It tastes amazing and is fairly inexpensive for the quality of the product. Even just a little bit of this seasoning goes a long way. I put it in my breakfast burritos, tacos, rice, and beans, literally everything.
Every ingredient listed is completely organic. This comes in jars as well as packets.
The next few on the list do contain sugar. Because of the refinement process of sugar, these brands are fence sitters in the vegan community. Some consider them to still be vegan while some don’t. I included these in case the store you happen to frequent doesn’t stock the previous two which are both completely vegan, sans sugar.
Read our stance here: Is Sugar Vegan?
This is still a very good option if you don’t mind the sugar. Like Old El Paso, it does also come in a kit, though the shells may not be vegan.
This is the go-to for vegans and pretty much everyone. It’s flavorful, comes in different varieties, and gives you Taco Bell tacos at home.
You can’t beat it.
Last but certainly not least, when it comes to seasonings McCormick is a household name that creates quality products.
This did contain sugar as well, but it is authentic, zesty, and will definitely be a crowd pleaser.
Tacos are life.
They’re flavorful, easy to make, and pretty much an all-around crowd pleaser. Not to mention there is so many variations of tacos, you can eat them at almost any time of the day. Vegan tacos are just as good.
You can still have all the flavor without compromising your dietary preferences. Most vegans, myself included, make their own taco seasoning. This is my first choice because you know exactly what’s in it and you can cater the seasoning to your personal tastes.
You can also make it bulk if you eat tacos a lot like I do, and store it for later. If you’re in a pinch and you don’t have the homemade spice on hand. Or you just don’t have the time.