Taco Bell


Eat Dairy Free - Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and SweetsUpdated 2018! Taco Bell is a massive Mexican fast food franchise with more than 7000 locations worldwide. It is a U.S. company, but they also have restaurants in Canada, Australia, Europe, Asia, and beyond. They only have one main allergen database, that we could find. It is possible that menu items and allergens may differ across the countries. Many years ago, Taco Bell introduced “Fresco Style,” which means no cheese, sour cream, or sauce – a great option for dairy-free diners and anyone watching their calories!

Taco Bell - Dairy-Free Menu Items and Allergen Notes

No Dairy (Milk-Based) Ingredients (see disclaimer below)

  • Breakfast & Breakfast Components – Hashbrown, Eggs, Potato Bites, Sausage Crumbles, Bacon, Flour Tortilla
  • Burritos & Tacos – Fresco Bean Burrito, Fresco Chicken Burrito Supreme, Fresco Steak Burrito Supreme, Fresco Beef Crunchy Taco, Fresco Beef Soft Taco, Fresco Shredded Chicken Soft Taco, Fresco Steak Soft Taco
  • Sides – Black Beans, Black Beans & Rice, Chips & Guacamole, Chips and Pico de Gallo, Chips and Salsa, Seasoned Rice, Seasoned Fries (Without Cheese Sauce)
  • Sauces – Diablo Border Sauce, Fire Border Sauce, Hot Border Sauce, Mild Border Sauce, Breakfast Salsa , Creamy Chipotle Sauce
  • Sweets – Cinnamon Twists
  • Freezes – Skittles, Watermelon, Mtn Dew, Beach Berry, Berry Sangria, Mtn Dew Baja Blast, Blue Raspberry, Lemonade, Margarita, Orange Cream Pop, Pepsi, Pina Colada, Red Cherry

Other Allergen Notes: Peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish are not used in Taco Bell’s regular menu items, but they may be produced in common manufacturing facilities with these ingredients. Their allergen database online also covers eggs, gluten, wheat, soy, and MSG.

More Details from Taco Bell

Allergen Disclaimer from Taco Bell: Like most restaurants, we prepare and serve products containing egg, milk, soy, wheat or other allergens. The Food Allergy & Sensitivity information on this site is based on standard product formulations and is current as of the last update. While a particular ingredient may not contain these allergens, our products may be prepared on the same equipment and in the same kitchen area as those that do. We cannot guarantee that cross contact with allergens will not occur.

Restaurant Website: www.tacobell.com

Allergen Information: www.tacobell.com/food/nutrition/allergen-info

*The above information was supplied by the corresponding restaurant via their website, customer service, or other published nutritional information.  Ingredients and menu offerings are constantly changing in the food service industry, and can be subject to interpretation.  For this reason, Go Dairy Free does not guarantee nor take responsibility for the accuracy of this information.  If severe allergies or intolerances are a concern, contact the restaurant directly before purchasing or consuming one of their products.  Cross-contamination of potential food allergens should always be considered a possibility in a fast food restaurant. 

Last Updated: August 4, 2018

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Jeff Fields McCormack on

    Just as a heads up, Taco Bell’s beef has lactic acid in it, which is a form of milk. So please if you have dairy sensitivity DO NOT order any beef products! The chicken is perfectly ok, but the beef has lactic acid in it. Below, I have pasted the ingredients in Taco Bell’s beef from their website.
    To the editors of this website: Please update this page with this information. This is a great source of information, and I want to make sure that everyone is aware of the presence of lactic acid in Taco Bell’s beef.

    Seasoned Beef
    Beef, water, seasoning [cellulose, chili pepper, maltodextrin, salt, oats (contains wheat), soy lecithin, spices, tomato powder, sugar, onion powder, citric acid, natural flavors (including smoke flavor), torula yeast, cocoa, disodium inosinate & guanylate, dextrose, lactic acid, modified corn starch], salt, sodium phosphates. Contains: Soy, Wheat

    Link: https://www.tacobell.com/nutrition/ingredients

  2. Glenda Etmeier on

    Just wondering if the chalupa is dairy free? My son wants to try it..who has a dairy allergy. I don’t see it listed on your allergy site. Thank you..

  3. Jeani Brinson on

    We just left the Taco Bell in Wilsonville, Oregon. Ordered a tostado woth fresa sauce and reiterated ” no cheese”! Guess what–it came with the fresca sauce, topped with cheese.

  4. You can easily order almost anything without dairy, provided you know what is in it. The kids working there have no idea, but I have always had a positive experience once I explain my allergy. I check ingredients beforehand and know what to tell them to leave out. They have always been very diligent and usually walk back to the prep line to be sure its prepared right.

    Also, watch out for the avacado ranch dressing, it isn’t listed on the cashier’s screen for every item that actually contains it. They usually have the two separate so you can still get the yummy avacado. Anything that lists “ranch dressing” is on their keyboard as “avacado ranch”, it really helps them if you know that.

    I’ve been to several locations across the south and always felt safe with the food I received.

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