This month, Los Angeles-based restaurant chain Trejo’s Tacos added vegan Beyond Meat to its menus. The new menu items featuring the plant-based meat are vegan takes on the shop’s carne asada tacos and burritos. The Beyond Taco features verde slaw, citrus marinade, pepita pesto, and comes on a corn tortilla, while the Beyond Burrito is made with similar fillings with the addition of rice, pico de gallo salsa, and is wrapped in a flour tortilla. When actor Danny Trejo (of Machete and From Dusk Till Dawn fame) opened his first location of Trejo’s Tacos in 2016—which has since expanded to a number of restaurants in the Los Angeles area—Trejo stated that “It’s against the law for a Mexican to be vegetarian,” but nonetheless decided to add vegan options to his menu. With the addition of Beyond Meat, the chain now boasts a wide variety of plant-based options such as tacos, burritos, and bowls filled with young jackfruit, mushroom asada, and cauliflower.
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