Babalu Tacos and Tapas is positively great. They have a few vegan things on the menu, including their outstanding guac and their black eyed pea hummus.
But I got a couple of almost-vegan items made vegan: the vegetal taco (just ask them to hold the cheese. It is delicious!) and the black bean burger, which came with guac, onion, arugula, and a delicious sauce.
They normally fry the black bran burger, which requires an egg bath, but for vegans, they skip the egg bath and grill it instead. It was outstanding.
Their iced tea was also good. Ask for it with lime, for an unexpected treat.
They have locations in Jackson, Memphis, Knoxville, Birmingham (Alabama, not England), and Charlotte.
Although animal products are often cheap in the store (99 cents for a big pack of hot dogs, 49 cents for a box of mac n cheese), there are a lot of external costs that get pushed off onto the taxpayers, and are hidden from view.
While there are hidden costs to everything, the hidden costs of animal agriculture tend to be a lot higher than those of most plant based foods.
For more information, look at David Simon’s book Meatonomics. the video below also gives a bit more info.