- 1. Wendy’s Plain Baked Potato
- A&W (Canada)
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- BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
- Blaze Pizza
- Buca di Beppo
- 7 popular chain restaurants that offer vegan options
- Bruegger’s Bagels
- Burger King
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- Cheeburger Cheeburger
- The Cheesecake Factory
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- CiCi’s Pizza
- Claim Jumper
- The Daily Grill
- Dairy Queen
- Del Taco
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- El Pollo Loco
- 5 & Diner
- Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
- 15 Essential Restaurants for Vegan Food, Fall 2019
- Freebirds World Burrito
- The Habit Burger Grill
- Hard Times Cafe
- Houston’s Restaurant
- Jason’s Deli
- Johnny Rockets
- Kona Grill
- Little Caesars, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut
- Manhattan Bagel
- Mellow Mushroom
- Moe’s Southwest Grill
- Newk’s Eatery
- 145 Vegan Chain Restaurant Menus Every Vegan Needs to Know
- Noodles & Company
- Olive Garden
- Try These Vegan Fast-Food and Chain-Restaurant Options on the Go
- Pancheros Mexican Grill
What’s the deal with vegan fast food? Some of us never thought that we’d see the day when White Castle or Denny’s offered veggie burgers, but now that they do, the millions of omnivores who eat there can see that choosing meat-free meals is easy and tasty.
Almost every restaurant has at least one vegan dish.
By making educated choices and asking the server for assistance, dining out can be a delicious—and cruelty-free—experience!
1. Wendy’s Plain Baked Potato
We put together this handy guide to help you navigate the chain restaurant world.
A&W Canada offers the highly sought-after Beyond Burger at all its Canadian locations. It comes on a vegan bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, ketchup, and mustard. Keep it vegan by asking for no burger sauce or mayo.
The chain also carries a vegan Beyond Meat Sausage and Veggie breakfast sandwich.
You can swap meat with a plant-based patty on any burger.
Options include Beyond Burger, Black Bean & Roasted Corn Patty, Farmer’s Quinoa Patty, and the Sweet Potato & Wild Rice Patty. Order with a sprouted bun.
Baskin-Robbins has a variety of ‘Ice’ and sorbet flavors, including the delicious Horchata Ice.
Keep your eyes peeled for other new vegan flavors at your local store.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
The pizza crust and marinara sauce at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is vegan!
Order a veggie pizza without cheese, and ask for your pizza not to be brushed with butter. Not in the mood for pizza? Order the spaghetti marinara.
Blaze Pizza offers dairy-free cheese, spicy meat-free chorizo, and an array of other vegan toppings.
The traditional, high-rise, and gluten-free crusts are all vegan, too. A staple vegan pie is also available for mobile app and online orders in the Life Mode Pizzas menu section. It features the chain’s traditional dough, red sauce, spicy vegan chorizo, vegan cheese, red onions, green peppers, basil, and a drizzle of olive oil.
Buca di Beppo
There are many vegan options at Italian restaurant chain Buca di Beppo.
For an appetizer, try the bruschetta—just hold the cheese.
Order the Pasta Puttanesca (penne pasta with tomatoes, onions, green peppers, black Kalamata olives, green olives, and capers), which must be specially requested, as it’s not on the menu, or choose to create your own pasta.
Select either the marinara sauce or the garlic olive oil.
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Toppings include various veggies, crushed pepper, and poached garlic. Be sure to ask your server to make sure that your pasta is vegan, as some locations may serve pasta that contains eggs.
You can also add a mixed green salad—just be sure to substitute the Italian dressing for oil and vinegar. Other vegan sides include the steamed green beans and broccoli.
Bruegger’s Bagels has several breakfast and lunch options for vegans, including its blueberry, chocolate chip, cinnamon-sugar, cranberry-orange, pumpernickel, and rosemary–olive oil bagels, which can be topped with fresh vegetables, Dijon mustard, or vegan hummus spread.
Bruegger’s also serves several vegetarian sandwiches, which can be made vegan by leaving off the cheese and dressing.
BurgerFi offers the Beyond Burger in its 100+ locations. Ask for the multigrain bun to make this delicious burger vegan!
At Burger King, you can get a garden salad, fries, and hash browns as well as some accidentally vegan treasures such as the French Toast Sticks and Dutch Apple Pie.
locations offers the tasty vegan Beyond Burger patty for any burger option, including the Big Hamburger, which comes with pickles, onion, ketchup, and mustard on a sesame seed bun.
You can also opt for the Beyond Famous Star burger, which comes with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onion on a sesame seed bun and can be ordered vegan by requesting no cheese or mayo.
You can also choose to order any burger wrapped in lettuce for a gluten-free option.
Carl’s Jr. also offers the tempting Beyond Sausage Burrito for breakfast (until 10:30 a.m. daily). Simply order it without egg or cheese for a savory morning treat.
At Cheeburger Cheeburger, which can be found throughout the Midwest, the South, and the East Coast, the grilled portobello mushroom sandwich, wrap, and salad are vegan.
The Cheesecake Factory
The Cheesecake Factory offers plenty of great vegan options, including a Vegan Cobb Salad.
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The angel hair, penne, bow tie, and spaghettini pastas topped with marinara are vegan—just hold the cheese and butter. Or go for the Veggie Burger with the SkinnyLicious bun or in a lettuce wrap and ask for no cheese or sauces. Ingredients may vary by location, so always check with your server first.
Chipotle offers Sofritas—organic tofu braised with peppers and spices—which you can order in a bowl, burrito, taco, or salad.
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You have the option of black or pinto beans and brown or white rice. Plus, the restaurant has a great selection of vegan toppings, including mixed fajita veggies, salsas, lettuce, and guacamole.
CiCi’s Pizzais inexpensive, and you can have it delivered to your home.
The pizza crusts are all vegan, as well as the regular pizza sauce and ole sauce. Top your pizza with fresh veggies, and add a salad with French or Lite Ranch dressing.
The pizzas at Claim Jumperare vegan if you ask for no cheese.
You can also get a Chinese salad with spicy peanut dressing.
The Daily Grill
The Daily Grill offers vegan starters such as gazpacho soup, a trio of hummus, sweet potato fries, and herbed brown rice with almonds. Vegan entrées are also offered, including penne pasta primavera, angel hair pasta pomodoro, and a grilled vegetable plate.
You can also get a house salad with Asian ginger dressing or balsamic vinaigrette.
Dairy Queen’s Misty Slushes are vegan and come in several flavors.
Beyond Meat is available in both burritos and tacos nationwide at Del Taco.
The Beyond Avocado Taco is vegan as is, the Epic Beyond Cali Burrito can be made vegan without the sour cream, and the Beyond 8 Layer Burrito can be requested without sour cream and cheese. The chain’s beans, rice, and red and green sauces are all vegan as well.
Even Denny’s—known for its traditional breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare—has some vegan options.
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Denny’s vegan offerings include oatmeal, the Fit Fare® Veggie Skillet (ask for no egg whites or butter), English muffins, bagels, grits, applesauce, fresh fruit, vegetable plates, seasoned French fries, baked potatoes with several vegetable toppings, garden salads with light Italian dressing or oil and vinegar dressing, and sandwiches that can be made with several vegetable options.
It also serves a vegan Amy’s burger.
El Pollo Loco
At El Pollo Loco, you can get the BRC burrito without cheese for a vegan option.
You can also add avocado. Vegan side dishes include pinto beans and corn on the cob.
5 & Diner
5 & Dinerhas several vegan options, including a black-bean veggie burger.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
The chain offers a delicious, fully vegan burger patty and bun.
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Be sure to omit cheese and Freddy sauce.
Freebirds World Burrito
Freebirds World Burrito—a popular fast-food chain with more than 70 locations throughout the U.S.—has teamed up with Beyond Meat to offer vegan meat burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads. Customers can add Beyond Meat Feisty Crumbles to any Freebirds order.
According to Beyond Meat, Freebirds made the compassionate addition “after noticing the rising consumer demand for better plant-based protein options.” We can’t wait to see what other animal-friendly changes the burrito chain makes next.
The Habit Burger Grill
At The Habit Burger Grill, the Veggie Burger patty is vegan!
Get it on the French roll or seeded bun, with no dressing. The burger comes with lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
You can add raw onions and avocado if you like. The Habit also offers French fries, sweet potato fries, tempura green beans, and a side salad to complete your meal.
Hard Times Cafe
You have several vegan options at Hard Times Cafe, including the veggie burger and the vegetarian chili. (Be sure to tell your server that you don’t want any dairy products in your chili.)
Houston’s Restaurant offers a veggie plate and a vegetarian burger.
Just be sure to order the burger on vegan bread.
At IHOP, you can get hash browns, fresh fruit, grits, sautéed spinach and mushrooms, a plain baked potato, or a salad with fat-free or regular raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
The vegan options at Jason’s Deli include organic vegetable soup, a spinach veggie wrap (request no cheese), salsa, hummus, guacamole, and many options from the salad bar.
Be sure to ask about the vegan status of each of these dishes—it varies by location.
Johnny Rocketsfeatures a vegan gardein black bean burger with grilled onions, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and mustard.
For appetizers, you’ve got edamame and seaweed salad.
For sushi, there’s a cucumber roll, an avocado roll, and a vegetarian roll (with asparagus, avocado, yamagobo, cucumber, and sprouts). The house, roasted asparagus, and oriental salads are all vegan, and there are many vegan dressings, including onion soy, sweet soy, oil and vinegar, and balsamic, red, or white wine vinegar. Finally, both the Pan-Asian noodles and the linguine with marinara sauce are vegan, as are the sides of steamed baby bok choy, white rice, and seasonal vegetables.
Little Caesars, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut
The pizza sauce and dough at Little Caesars and Papa John’s are vegan, while Pizza Hut uses vegan marinara sauce and its Thin ‘N Crispy Pizza crusts are vegan.
By omitting the cheese and choosing your favorite vegetable toppings, you can easily make a delicious vegan pizza.
All of Manhattan Bagel’s bagels are vegan, except for the jalapeño cheddar cheese and egg varieties, and its bialys—a flattened onion and poppy seed bagel—are also vegan. The Manhattan Grille and Vegetable Garden sandwiches can be made on a bagel, roll, or tortilla and are vegan if you omit the spreads and cheese.
Pizza chain Mellow Mushroomoffers a vegan menu that includes tofu, tempeh, and Follow Your Heart cheese and a variety of sauces for your pizza, including red sauce, olive oil, or BBQ sauce.
Moe’s Southwest Grill
All tacos, fajitas, salads, and burritos can be made vegan by substituting tofu for meat and skipping the cheese at Moe’s Southwest Grill.
Newk’s Eatery has a vegan Grilled Veggie Salad with grilled zucchini, eggplant, and asparagus layered with fresh roasted corn, sundried tomatoes, green onions, and crisp romaine lettuce.
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The restaurant also offers a large assortment of vegan dressings, including balsamic vinaigrette, ginger wasabi, Greek dressing, and sherry vinaigrette.
Noodles & Company
Go for the Japanese Pan Noodles, Spaghetti with Marinara (without cheese), or Pasta Fresca without cheese. Several other items can be made vegan, too—order the Spicy Chipotle Adobo without the pork, chicken, and cream.
Or try the Thai Green Curry without the shrimp or the Penne Rosa without cream and cheese.
The Tossed Green Side Salad with balsamic vinaigrette is also vegan.
O’Naturals, a restaurant chain in New England, offers healthy, all-natural fast food for diners who want great food to go.
Its menu features a large vegetarian selection, and vegan items are marked for easy identification, such as the vegetarian chili, the carrot-ginger soup, and the chipotle sweet potato and veggie lentil soup.
The Olive Garden’s breadsticks are vegan, as the butter topping is made with soy, not dairy products.
There are many vegan pasta options: angel hair, cavatappi, fettuccine, gluten-free rotini, rigatoni, small shells, spaghetti, and whole-wheat linguine. All these can be topped with the vegan marinara sauce or kid’s tomato sauce.
The minestrone is now dairy-free at all locations, too, so you can order the soup, salad, and breadsticks combo! Simply hold the croutons and choose the oil and vinegar dressing.
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You can also get a side of steamed broccoli to round out your meal.
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#vegan Whole Wheat Linguine with Marinara Sauce and a side of Steamed Broccoli from Olive Garden @olivegarden (Laguna Woods, CA, USA, also national US chain)…and yes, the unlimited breadsticks are vegan as ordered too!
👏😄 Olive Garden now has a Veg/Vegan chart on their website clearly identifying vegan options (this was not available at the restaurant, so be sure to check in advance or have your phone with you). Minestrone Soup is now vegan as ordered, and the unlimited Salad can be vegan if you request NO croutons, NO cheese, and NO dressing (ask for oil & vinegar instead). Thank you @olivegarden for taking care of your vegan and animal-loving customers!
👍💞 Thank you also to @tonia_hart for the heads-up on this info. 🌱💚😊 #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #whatveganseat #veganpasta #pasta #linguine #marinara #wholewheatpasta #ilovepasta #veganbreadsticks #breadsticks #veganolivegarden #olivegarden #veganfriendly #vegansofoc #ocvegan #lagunawoods #veganfortheanimals #veganforlife
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Pancheros Mexican Grill
All 26 locations offer Tofusada, a tofu marinated and sautéed in Southwestern-inspired sauce.