Published by PETA Staff.

We’ve known for a while that Moe’s Southwest Grill offers fresh, delicious food and has tons of vegan options, but we just found out that it placed first in a popular Harris Interactive poll! The poll named Moe’s the most popular brand selling Mexican-inspired food, unseating Chipotle, which held the throne from 2013 to 2015.

Familiarity, quality, and “purchase consideration” were among the categories that the poll considered for the “Brand of the Year” title.

Congratulations to the Tex-Mex chain! To celebrate, here’s a how-to guide for ordering vegan at Moe’s:


  • The Art Vandalay

Moe’s vegetarian burrito is served in a flour or whole-grain tortilla and stuffed with rice, beans, handmade guacamole, and shredded lettuce. To make it vegan, hold the cheese and sour cream. You also have the option of adding grilled onions, bell peppers, and/or mushrooms.

Burrito Bowls

  • The Band Camp

Order the meat-free burrito bowl the same way as the Art Vandalay burrito (above) to achieve perfect happiness.

  • The Earmuffs

Choose the organic tofu as your protein, and hold the cheese.


  • The Personal Trainer

This fresh salad is meat-free and features chopped romaine lettuce, beans, salsa, cucumbers, and black olives. Simply hold the cheese and replace the ranch dressing with the vegan Fat-Free Salsa Vinaigrette or Southwest Vinaigrette.


  • The Julia Gulia

Moe’s features what it calls “stacks,” which means that your filling is stacked between two crunchy corn shells wrapped in a grilled flour or whole-grain tortilla. Choose the organic tofu as your protein, and hold the cheese. Add other fillings as you like.


  • The Unanimous Decision

This taco is meat-free and packed with black beans, salsa, handmade guacamole, and shredded lettuce. Simply hold the cheese and sour cream or replace them with grilled veggies and/or chopped cucumbers.

Vegan Fillings

  • Organic tofu
  • Black beans
  • Rice
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Grilled onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms
  • Chopped cucumbers

Find a Moe’s near you to get in on the action.

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