It's fiesta time for your taste buds with these five fantastic veggie treats from some of the most inspiring Mexican inspired restaurants from across the country. They're all proof, as if any were needed, that the tastiest tacos certainly don't need meat to bring them to life. You just need great ingredients, the fresh and zingy flavours of Mexico and the passion to put them all together. So get out your sombrero, summon up the mariachi band and get ready to party like they do down Guadalajara-way!
1. BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich, Chicago Rib Shack
OK, so it's not technically a taco but this offering from Chicago Rib Shack tastes so damn good that we just had to include it. If you've never heard of jackfruit, you soon will as it's been one of the hottest food trends of the last year. That's because it's the perfect vegan alternative to meats like chicken or pulled pork – especially when it's served like it is here with BBQ sauce and a rainbow slaw in a soft bun.
2. Grilled Vegetarian Taco, Mexican Fresh
Here's another vegan treat brought to you by the good people down at Mexican Fresh. Plus it's not just meat and dairy-free, it's gluten-free too. But, most importantly, it's positively bursting with flavour thanks to its filling of fire-roasted peppers, guacamole, two different salsas and a protein and carb-packed combination of organic pinto beans and rice. It all comes in one of the restaurant's signature crispy tacos to create a taste sensation.
3. Tres Tacos, Tortilla
There are lots of great taco places in Southampton but not many can offer you a hat-trick of veggie delights quite as good as this. The beauty of this choice is that it's up to you to build your dream combo from all the fillings that Tortilla can offer you. There's also the choice of soft flour or corn tortillas that you can mix and match as you like. Now that's what we call having all the options!
4. Veggie Heaven Hot, Habaneros
To change the pace a little, let's put aside our tacos for a burrito instead. After all, when one's as good as this one from Habaneros no-one's going to complain. It consists of gorgeous roasted sweet potato, mushrooms and peppers wrapped in a 12-inch tortilla with all sorts of goodies including pinto beans, rice, pico de gallo, chipotle slaw and habanero sauce. If you think that's quite a mouthful, wait till you try it for yourself!
5. Veggie Tacos, Los Amigos
You'll also want to make friends with this belter from Los Amigos. It's simplicity itself with just crisp cabbage and crunchy cauliflower in a taco topped with a zesty squeeze of lime and a generous serving of chipotle mayo. If you're looking for another side to go with it we'd recommend the Mexican Corn on the Cob as a fantastic finger food given the restaurant's own unique twist.
Now it really is time to tuck into a vegetarian taco. So why not get Deliveroo on the case?