IHOP Tests Vegan Breakfast Sandwich with JUST Egg and Sweet Earth Sausage

IHOP Tests Vegan Breakfast Sandwich with JUST Egg and Sweet Earth Sausage

  • Kimberly Johnson
  • Kimberly Johnson

Could this be the start of something new for mainstream diners? International House of Pancakes (IHOP) has announced that it’s testing a new vegan breakfast sandwich called the “Plant-Based Cali” at one of its new fast-food-inspired Flip’d by IHOP restaurants in New York City. 

The sandwich features a Sweet Earth breakfast sausage patty, JUST Egg, arugula, roasted tomatoes, and avocado on a vegan bun. According to reports, the new breakfast sandwich will be available for a limited time at the New York location but could potentially go nationwide.


Currently, the plant-based breakfast options at traditional IHOP locations, as well as at the new Flip’d stores, are seriously lacking. Plant-based eaters at IHOP are limited to items such as hash browns with veggies, breakfast potatoes, french fries, or fruit. 

Urge More Breakfast Chains to Add Vegan Options

Many mainstream eateries have come a long way in offering vegan-friendly dishes, so it’s mind-boggling that most major breakfast chains have yet to join them. By adding plant-based breakfast entrees to their menus, these chains can help animals and the environment, as well as show they welcome a diverse customer base. 

Last fall Mercy For Animals launched its Champions of Breakfast campaign, urging chains Denny’s, Black Bear Diner, Waffle House, and Bob Evans to add vegan breakfast entrees to their menus. Supporters signed the campaign petition, posted on social media, attended in-person demonstrations, and shared the campaign with friends and family.


In response to the campaign, Denny’s committed to exploring plant-based protein on its breakfast menu, and Another Broken Egg Cafe began trialing plant-based chorizo in January 2022. After talks with Mercy For Animals, Cracker Barrel also started testing Impossible Sausage on its breakfast menu in September. 

Let’s keep up the momentum! Please take a moment to thank IHOP, and ask for vegan menu items at all locations.

You can also join us in urging more diners and breakfast chains to add plant-based options to their menus. Sign the petition now at ChampionsOfBreakfast.us.