This post is sponsored by Moe’s Southwest Grill; however, all writing and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the businesses that help me run this site!
I was excited when Moe’s Southwest Grill reached out to me about promoting their vegan options because I’ve already been a regular customer there. A couple of years ago, I bought a house in southern Baltimore, and a local Moe’s location happens to be right across the street from the nearest hardware store. Needless to say, I enjoyed many a burrito bowl over this period of time while I was making repairs and upgrades to the house.
Fast forward to the present, and I now live uptown with this beautiful man (and we’ve been through another phase of the hardware store life):
We’re both vegan, and late last year he had to become gluten-free (as you might recall, this is why I created my gluten-free vegan fried green tomatoes and gluten-free bang bang cauliflower). Luckily, there are lots of vegan options at Moe’s and gluten-free-vegan options as well!
Moe’s is always super clear about which menu items fit with which special diets. Recently, using their guidelines we were able to get ourselves a satisfying meal of mushroom and tofu tacos (for him – I still hate mushrooms :)) and a black bean burrito for me. I’d be comfortable going here with any sort of mixed-diet group, knowing that everyone would have something to eat.
Everything at Moe’s comes with a side of chips and access to the salsa bar, which features a rotating variety of house-made salsas. You can tell by the flavor that the salsas were made from scratch with fresh ingredients. I especially LOVE the bright and tangy green salsa pictured.
I’ve always felt that vegan Southwestern cuisine can be equally delicious and satisfying to non-vegan food, if seasoned with care, and Moe’s delivers on that. The handmade guacamole adds a creamy element, the salsas add big flavor, and the beans (black or pinto) and seasoned tofu add protein and heft. I didn’t miss the animal products at all!
I’m also a person who likes the sometimes-controversial addition of black olives to my nachos and burritos, and I love that they’re offered at Moe’s along with pickled onions, seasoned rice, and other ingredients that aren’t always available in build-your-own burrito bars. It really makes it a snap to put together a flavorful plant-based meal that suits my preferences.
Moe’s has a handy page on their website that explains which items are appropriate for which special diets if you’d like to check out the variety of Southwestern flavors available to you and your family or friends! I do recommend consulting this page and creating a build-your-own meal, rather than trying to order a named dish from the menu.
No local Moe’s? Check out some vegan Mexican-inspired recipes from my site: