Building a vegan taco bar is a fun and easy way to please a variety of palates. Not only are they great for dinner parties where not everyone is vegan, but they're also perfect for sharing with kids or picky eaters. Just whip up a few salsas, toppings, and proteins, set them out, and let everyone build their own tacos.
Decide which components you will serve. Most of the salsas and toppings can be made a few hours or even a day in advance.
About 1 to 1.5 hours before serving, prep and start cooking your main proteins. If you're making fajita veggies or queso, start those after the protein is cooking.
Just before serving, warm your tortillas in the oven (low heat for just a few minutes), on a skillet (medium heat for a few seconds each side), or in the microwave (wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and nuke for 15 to 30 seconds). Use a tortilla warmer to keep them warm. Or place the tortillas on a plate with a wide, shallow bowl as a lid.
Set the Taco Bar
For a more traditional buffet, set the components in a line according to how they will build the taco bar. Start with warmed tortillas, then main proteins, then veggies, and finally salsas and toppings. (This works better for larger groups)
Alternatively, you can set all of the components on a large table for a sit-down taco bar. (This works better for groups of 6 or less).