Tacopocalypse

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407 E 5th St, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 50309

Serves meat, vegan options available. Counter-serve spot offering Asian fusion-inspired tacos, plus banh mi sandwiches and burritos. Has seitan, Korean tofu, and vegan chorizo with vegan aioli and sauces. Menu is always evolving. Banh mi can be made with tofu. Staff is knowledgeable about what's vegan. Occasionally the kitchen makes vegan ice cream. Open Mon 11:00am-3:00pm, Tue-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-3:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

7 Reviews

First Review by jeshualack

Awesome! - Edit

Separate vegan menu makes it super easy, and the options are filling, delicious, and so affordable! It's also really easy to convince meat eaters to go here, and to even try the vegan options!
There's also vegan dessert options!

Pros: Full vegan menu, Delicious vegan options, Staff is great at answering questions about menu

Cons: Bare decor, No delivery

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Vegan Chorizo, Etc. - Edit

This place is da bomb. LOVE the vegan chorizo. Have even brought in a container to buy a bunch of it. :) Masa fries w/ the vegan chorizo & queso is really good (if you eat cheese). They are rolling out a more comprehensive vegan menu in May 2017. They've promised a vegan cheese, which I can't wait to try.

Pros: Food for both vegans & meat eaters., Sunday a.m. brunch is a must!

Cons: Parking is limited., Seating can be somewhat limited, depending on time

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One of the best places in DM - Edit

I love Tacopocalypse. It is one of our go-tos. The red curry tofu burrito is insanely good, and the vegan tacos are delicious. Some might say small, but especially considering it's in the East Village - it's a good portion if you plan on bar hopping or shopping afterwards. The vegan masa fries are really delicious and the seitan is moist and flavorful. They also have a tofu banh mi and a seitan andouille burrito. A new GINORMOUS vegan menu has just been revealed, which will go live this May, 2017.

Pros: Great food, Great location, Great price

Cons: Location a little small

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Vegan tacos - Edit

Pretty good, but not the biggest portions ever. There were (If I remember right) 2 vegan options on the menu without having to make adjustments. It reminded me of food truck sort of food, and there was a lot of slaw (on the meat options as well).

I would go here again if someone wanted to, but it's not at the top of my list.

Pros: Vegan menu options

Cons: Small portions, So much slaw

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shafess 06 Apr 2017 - There are a lot more than 2 options. 3 types of tacos, 2 burritos, a banh mi sandwich, and vegan masa fries. A new, much larger vegan menu is rolling out in May.  


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great vegan tacos - Edit

Highly recommend the vegan 'chorizo' tacos and the vegan chips and guac. Stopped in for a quick lunch and I would definitely go back if I lived around here!

Pros: quick , delicious, vegan

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tasty tacos - Edit

clearly labeled vegan options on the menu. ordered the ginger and chorizo tacos. both were great. they make their own taco wraps. easy street parking. sad they ran out of guacamole, so they didn't recommend the masa fries without it.

Pros: vegan options clearly labeled

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They have a copy of the Veganomicon! - Edit

This place is getting better all the time, the last time I visited the only vegan options were one flavor of tacos now they have 2 vegan burritos and one vegetarian (red curry tofu is my favorite so far) also the vegan masa fries are great

Pros: Vegan options labeled

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