When you think of Mexican food, sizzling platters of carne asada and carnitas may spring to mind, but Mexican food can also be a dream come true for vegetarians and vegans. As long as they avoid a few pitfalls, plant-based eaters can enjoy a hearty Mexican meal with their omnivorous friends.
To avoid hidden sources of animal products, ask if beans and tortillas are vegetarian. If you follow a vegan diet, you’ll want to avoid cheese and other dairy products, too. Other than that, most Mexican menus are full of vegetarian options and substitutions for the less carnivorous among us.