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Wondering How to Eat Vegan at Fast Food Chains? Read This!

Wondering How to Eat Vegan at Fast Food Chains? Read This!

You’re on the road, you’ve recently become vegan, and you need something to eat, but all you see are fast food chains. Don’t stress! We’ve got you covered.

Use this list to find a quick and easy vegan meal!

Starbucks
Offers a wide selection, with all these options: sesame noodles bistro box, lentils & vegetable protein bowl with brown rice; blueberry oatmeal; classic oatmeal; macadamia oat cookie; plain, sprouted, cinnamon raisin or blueberry bagels; Bissinger’s 75% dark chocolate or sea salt mini chocolates, raw granola bars and sea salt potato chips.

Tip: Ask for Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter or Almond Butter, agave syrup, or avocado spread for a tasty breakfast bagel!

Subway
Step 1: Choose a vegan bread: Italian bread, Hearty Italian Bread, Roasted Garlic Bread, Sourdough, and Wrap are all vegan.
Step 2: Add your favorite veg fillings.
Step 3: Choose a vegan sauce: Buffalo Sauce, Yellow Mustard, Brown Mustard, Oil, Vinegar, Subway Vinaigrette, Sweet Onion Sauce, and Guacamole.

Tip: the minestrone soup is vegan. Ask if the franchise has the falafel, black bean, or Malibu Garden patty for a heartier sub! They’re now available at over 500 Subway locations (and expanding due to popular demand!). Note* Unfortunately, the regular veggie patty contains egg.

Taco Bell
There are so many vegan options at Taco Bell that you can order almost anything off the menu by swapping beans instead of meat (no extra charge) and asking for it “fresco style”— this means the cheese and sour cream will be replaced with pico de gallo. The guacamole is certified vegan, including all of the salsas!

Tip: add potatoes and guacamole to your burrito or taco for a super filling meal. If you’re after something sweet, the cinnamon twists are vegan!

Burger King
Hash browns, fries, French toast sticks, garden salad and Dutch apple pie.

Tip: did we mention French toast sticks already?!

Dunkin’ Donuts
Fresh-baked bagels: cinnamon raisin, cinnamon raisin bagel twist, garlic, onion, plain, poppy seed, salt, and sesame. Toasted English muffin, oatmeal, French roll, pretzel twist and hash browns.

Tip: you can pair your bagel with peanut butter and jelly. Don’t forget Dunkin Donuts also has almond milk if you’d like a delicious latte with your breakfast!

White Castle
Hash brown nibblers, French fries, veggie and black bean sliders— plus the new Impossible Burger slider!

Tip: don’t forget to order the sliders without cheese!

IHOP
Hash browns, grits, sautéed spinach and mushrooms, plain baked potatoes, fresh fruit, salad (with creamy Italian, raspberry/orange vinaigrette, French or Catalina dressing), plain English muffins and Minestrone soup.

Tip: top an English muffin with avocado with a side of sautéed spinach, mushrooms, and a hash brown —and you have yourself a decent meal!

Ask IHOP to add more vegan options here.

Domino’s Pizza
Vegan base: Thin crust (the others aren’t vegan).
Vegan Sauce: tomato-based or barbecue.
Load it up with your favorite veggie toppings!

Tip: If it’s easier to order from the menu rather than creating something custom, just order a veggie pizza (without cheese on thin crust).

Denny’s
Regular English Muffin, oatmeal, hash browns, toast, French fries, salad (with balsamic vinaigrette, French or Italian dressing), sautéed zucchini & squash, grits and seasonal fruit. Build your own burger – (the veggie patty is vegan) and load it up with fillings of your choice including caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, and fresh avocado.

Tip: if you’re super hungry you can make your veggie burger a double!

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We’re not saying that vegan fast food is ideal or healthy, but we’ve all been caught somewhere wondering what on earth we can eat that’s vegan in a pinch, or maybe just experiencing a strong craving. Whatever the reason, more and more fast food restaurants are increasing their vegan options, which is great news for animals!

*Please note, we've made every effort to ensure that this information is correct and will be regularly updating it to reflect any changes. However, there will be times when changes to ingredients or menu items are faster than we are, so if you notice something that needs to be removed or added, please reach out and let us know.

 
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