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There are many vegan tortilla brands and tons of homemade vegan tortilla recipes—but which ones are the best? Find below our recommendations for best brands and where to buy them as well as easy recipes in case you like fresh, homemade tortillas! (Who doesn’t?!)

Collage of vegan tortillas.

Are Tortillas Vegan?

These delicious flatbreads seem innocent enough but what really is in a tortilla? Although the main ingredients in tortillas like flour or corn are vegan, the extra additives may not be depending on the brand.

Flour tortillas are traditionally made with lard (animal fat). Sometimes butter is used instead or whey, which is a milk derivative. Vegan versions use vegetable oil as an alternative.

Store-bought tortillas also often use preservatives which may or may not be vegan. This includes mono- and diglycerides which can be vegetable or animal based.

Ingredients in Tortillas

To better understand when tortillas are vegan let’s take a look at their ingredients.

Main ingredients in corn tortillas include:

  • masa harina (corn flour)—treated in a lime solution essential for flavor, color and texture
  • water
  • salt

Corn tortillas are traditionally made vegan so when in doubt, opt for corn. Yellow or white corn tortillas are both safe vegan choices.

Main ingredients in flour tortillas include:

  • flour
  • fat—shortening or oil
  • water
  • salt

Optional ingredients in flour tortillas:

  • baking powder—for leavening
  • sugar
  • lard
  • butter
  • milk powder
  • mono- and diglycerides—can be derived from plants or animals so it is not always clear if a brand is vegan (used as a preservative)

This is where things get tricky. As you can see, several of the optional ingredients are not vegan-friendly so it’s important to keep an eye out for these on ingredient lists when looking for vegan tortillas.

Best Vegan Tortilla Brands

Here are the best vegan tortillas on the market right now. Check out the brands, learn which flavors are vegan, and see where to find them.

I’ve tried my best to only include options that are widely available so that you can find them locally but I’ve also included online links incase they’re not yet available in your area.

Mission

Mission tortillas topped with fresh salsa and veggies.
Photo source: Mission Foods

Probably the most well-known tortilla brand and yes, their tortillas are vegan ! According to their website, “Mission wraps, tortillas and chips do not contain any ingredients coming from animal-based products, making them acceptable for vegetarian and vegan diets.”

They have a variety of flavors including flour, corn, whole wheat, spinach herb, and gluten-free.

You can find them at Walmart, Kroger stores, Safeway, Hy-Vee and other large grocery retailers.

Guerrero Tortillas

Guerrero Tortillas package next to cups filled with taquitos.
Photo source: Guerrero Tortillas

Guerrero tortillas use vegetable based mono- and diglycerides, making their tortillas vegan. They state, “The only products that are animal-based are the Guerrero pork cracklins and chicharrones.”

They have corn, flour, whole wheat, low carb tortillas and tostadas that are all vegan!

They can be found at major grocery retailers such as Kroger stores, Target, Safeway, Sam’s Club, and Walmart.

Rise and Puff

Rise and Puff tortilla packaging on a light background.

Rise and Puff Gourmet Tortillas are not only delicious but fun to prepare! Simply heat them on each side for 30 seconds until they puff up. All their varieties are vegan!

They have Original, Organic, Gluten-Free, and Everything Encrusted varieties.

You can find them in stores using their online store locator, or directly from their website.

La Banderita

La Banderita tortilla package next to skillet with tongs.
Photo Source: Olé Mexican Foods Inc

La Banderita line of tortillas produced by Ole Mexican Foods contains no lard and their mono- and diglycerides are vegetable based. This makes all their tortillas completely vegan!

They have corn tortillas, sopes (thicker corn tortillas), whole wheat, and low carb varieties.

You can find them at Kroger stores, Family Dollar, Target, and Walmart.

Old El Paso

Another popular brand, Old El Paso has several tortilla options. Their hard shells and corn tortillas are vegan, however, they have not stated whether the mono- and diglycerides used in their flour tortillas are animal or vegetable based. For this reason I would stick to only their corn tortilla options.

You can find them at Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Kroger stores and other major grocery chains.

La Tortilla Factory

La Tortilla Factory has a huge selection of tortillas ranging from low carb, whole wheat, gluten-free and grain-free (made of cauliflower or cassava), to traditional corn and flour tortillas.

Get them at your local Kroger store, Walmart, Target or buy them online.

Toufayan Tortilla Wraps

Their wraps are naturally vegan and gluten-free. They come in a variety of flavors including Savory Tomato, Smart Grain, Spinach, and Original.

You can find them online here.

Siete Foods

Siete Foods make completely grain-free vegan tortillas and tortilla chips. They don’t use any preservatives so you’ll want to store them in the refrigerator or freezer.

They have a bunch of options including cassava flour, chickpea flour and almond flour.

You can find them at major retailers like Kroger, Target, Sprouts, Walmart and Whole Foods or online.

Rudi’s

Rudi’s makes gluten-free tortillas and doesn’t use any mono- or diglycerides making their tortillas vegan.

You can find them at Kroger, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, and Whole Foods or online.

365 Whole Foods Market

All tortillas from the 365 brand by Whole Foods are vegan! They make flour, whole wheat and corn varieties.

You can find them at Whole Foods or online.

Food for Life

Food for Life makes several healthier vegan tortilla options including brown rice tortillas which also happen to be gluten-free as well as sprouted whole grain tortillas and sprouted corn tortillas. This is a great no-oil option if you’re looking to eat a more whole food plant-based diet.

Their vegan tortillas can be found at Kroger stores, Walmart and Whole Foods or online.

BFree

BFree makes some pretty awesome vegan and gluten-free wraps including sweet potato, quinoa & chia seed, and multigrain.

Find them at Costco, Kroger, Walmart, Publix, or online.

Wrawp

Wrawp makes low-carb vegan wraps made from veggies and coconut.

Find them at Whole Foods, Natural Grocers or online.

Best Vegan Tortilla Recipes

Can’t find vegan tortillas near you or just want to try your hand at some homemade tortillas? Making your own tortillas guarantees that everything going into it is vegan and fresh tortillas can’t be beat!

These are the best vegan tortilla recipes that also happen to be easy!

Handmade Vegan Flour Tortillas

Folded vegan tortillas.

These delicious handmade flour tortillas are a must-try. Easy to make and lard-free! Check out the recipe card below for the full details!

Oat Tortillas

Folded oat tortillas served on a round wooden board layered with parchment paper.

For a gluten-free option that’s quick to make, these easy oat tortillas are the answer! Prepping the batter takes no time at all and the cooking process is similar to a pancake making it perfect for beginners.

Vegan Potato Tortillas

Stack of tortillas with hand folding top tortilla in half.
Photo credit: The Daily Dish

These potato tortillas are easy to make with only 3 ingredients. They’re pliable and perfect for burritos, tacos, wraps and enchiladas.

Mushroom Tortillas

Mushroom tortillas stacked on top of each other next to a rolling pin.
Photo credit: Very Vegan Val

A brilliant way to hide veggies—add mushrooms to your tortillas! Chopped mushrooms give it a subtle savory flavor and boost the nutrition.

Chickpea Flour Wraps

Chickpea flour tortilla wrapped up on a plate.
Photo credit: A Sweet Alternative

These chickpea flour wraps are gluten-free and can be easily adapted to sweet or savory fillings!

Easy Gluten-Free Tortilla Wraps

These vegan gluten-free tortillas are made with brown rice flour. They’re pliable, foldable, and only require 4 ingredients!

Grain-Free Tortillas

Folded tortillas on a plate.
Photo credit: My Pure Plants

These flourless grain-free tortillas are made with red lentils and buckwheat seeds. They’re soft, easy to make, and oil free!

Vegan Corn Tortillas

Corn tortilla smothered in green salsa and tomatoes.
Photo credit: Intentionally Eat

These healthy homemade corn tortillas are simple to make and packed with flavor!

What to serve with vegan tortillas

Over head shot of finished tofu tacos on a plate surrounded by additional toppings

Tortillas are perfect for making tacos, burritos, tostadas, enchiladas, and so much more!

For your next Taco Tuesday try out these amazing Crispy Tofu Tacos!

If you’ve never had enfrijoladas (black bean enchiladas) you must try these delicious Vegan Enfrijoladas. Seriously, stuffed tortillas smothered in a creamy black bean sauce are a must-try!

Tortillas also go great with ceviche! This vegan ceviche uses hearts of palms (palmitos) instead of seafood and it makes a delicious and refreshing dish. Adding tortillas makes it more filling and really rounds out the dish.

Make a delicious breakfast burrito with this chickpea flour scramble or silken tofu scramble. Add some salsa, black beans, and avocado for a filling and hearty breakfast or brunch.

FAQ’s

Are traditional Mexican tortillas vegan?

There are two types of traditional Mexican tortillas: flour tortillas found in the northern regions, and corn tortillas found in the southern regions. Mexican corn tortillas are vegan friendly as they are made with corn flour and water. Flour tortillas, however, are traditionally made with lard which comes from animal fat and is therefore not vegan.

Are tortilla chips vegan?

Tortilla chips are cooked in vegetable oil making them vegan friendly. We’ve never run into a tortilla chip that wasn’t vegan yet!

Are Chipotle tortillas vegan?

All of Chipotle’s tortillas are vegan. Yes, even the large flour tortillas! And their tortilla chips are also vegan.

Are Taco Bell tortillas vegan?

The taco shells, tortillas and tostadas are all labeled vegan. In fact, they have quite a few vegan options.

Are Qdoba tortillas vegan?

All tortilla varieties including whole wheat, regular, corn, and taco shells are vegan at Qdoba according to this ingredient list.

Are tortillas gluten-free?

Traditional corn tortillas are completely gluten-free as they’re made with masa harina (corn flour). Flour tortillas can be made gluten-free with a gluten-free flour such as coconut or almond flour but are traditionally made with wheat flour which is not gluten-free.

What other vegan tortilla brands or restaurants are you curious about? Leave a comment below and let us know if you found this article helpful as you navigate vegan food!

Folded vegan tortillas.

Homemade Vegan Flour Tortillas

5 from 1 vote
Author: Rachel
These homemade vegan tortillas are a versatile base for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, or any other Mexican-inspired dish!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 tortillas (about 6-8 inches diameter)

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons
  • vegetable oil
  • ½ cup hot water plus more as needed

Instructions 

  • Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour and salt until well combined.
  • Add Oil: Add the vegetable oil to the flour mixture and mix until the oil is evenly distributed and the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Form Dough: Gradually add the warm water to the flour mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon or your hands, until a soft dough forms. If the dough is too dry, add more water, a tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together.
  • Knead Dough: Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it for about 5 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic. If the dough feels sticky, you can add a little more flour as needed.
  • Rest Dough: Shape the dough into a ball and place it back into the mixing bowl. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rest for about 30 minutes to allow the gluten to relax.
  • Divide and Roll: After resting, divide the dough into 8 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball and then flatten it slightly with your hands.
  • Roll Out Tortillas: On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out each portion of dough into a thin circle, about 6-8 inches in diameter. Rotate the dough as you roll to ensure even thickness.
  • Cook Tortillas: Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Once hot, carefully transfer one tortilla to the skillet and cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side, or until lightly golden brown and bubbles start to form. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  • Keep Warm: As you cook the tortillas, stack them on a plate and cover them with a clean kitchen towel to keep them warm and soft.
  • Serve: Serve the warm vegan tortillas immediately with your favorite fillings and toppings, such as beans, veggies, salsa, guacamole, or vegan cheese.

Notes

Tip: Make sure to use hot water. It doesn’t need to be boiling but at least have steam coming off of it.
Storage: These soft tortillas can be stored once cooled to room temperature. Stack them on top of each other and wrap them tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Place the wrapped tortillas in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag and refrigerate for up to 3-5 days.
If you want to store the tortillas for longer, you can freeze them. Place them in a freezer-safe bag or container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Thaw and Reheat: Allow tortillas to thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat them individually in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 30 seconds on each side until warmed through.

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: Mexican
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