Panera Adds New Vegan Soup to Menu Nationwide

Sarah Von Alt|
January 15, 2019
Panera Adds New Vegan Soup to Menu Nationwide

Panera is no stranger to yummy plant-based menu options, offering a variety of sandwiches, soups, and salads that are vegan or can easily be modified. Now, the chain has released the Ten Vegetable Soup—its first new soup in three years!

As you might expect, the soup is packed with veggies, including tomatoes, red and yellow bell peppers, corn, celery, spinach, poblano peppers, carrots, and onion. Made with vegetable stock, the soup also has chickpeas, sprouted brown rice and Red Fife wheat, and dried Aleppo chilies. It’s served with a lemon slice.

Delish.com explains:

As always, you can get the soup in a cup, bowl, or bread bowl, though the last option kind of defeats the purpose of a healthy lunch (those glorious bowls pack a wild 630 calories). A cup of the new soup has 70 calories and 3 grams of protein, while a bowl has 100 calories and 5 grams of protein.

Want more? This new offering is far from the only plant-based item on the menu. Here are a few of our favorite vegan options at Panera:

Vegan Lentil Quinoa Broth Bowl

With a satisfying savory soy-miso broth, this entirely plant-based bowl is packed with quinoa, lentils, tomato sofrito, kale, and more!

Soba Noodle Broth Bowl With Edamame

Although this bowl isn’t labeled “vegan,” the umami broth is the same as in the vegan bowl above. But this bowl adds soba buckwheat noodles, napa cabbage, fire-roasted edamame, and sesame seeds.

Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

This sandwich comes with cilantro-jalapeño hummus and is packed with fresh veggies, including sweet Peppadew peppers. Just be sure to hold the feta and swap the bread for sourdough, ciabatta, or a French baguette!

Modern Greek Salad With Quinoa

Looking for something a little lighter? Try this refreshing salad made with kale, romaine, cucumber, quinoa, almonds, Kalamata olives, and more. Be sure to hold the feta!

Peach and Blueberry Smoothie With Almond Milk

This sweet treat is loaded with peach and mango purée, almond milk, white grapes, passion fruit juice, and fresh blueberries!


Pushing for more animal-friendly menu options is a great way to make plant-based eating easier for you and the millions of Americans who are moving away from meat. Check out these five easy tips for getting more vegan food at your favorite restaurant.

*Since menu items may vary by location, be sure to let your server know that you’re vegan to ensure no animal products are used!

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