Yes, Vegan Options Exist at Your Favorite Fast-Food Chains
Yes, Vegan Options Exist at Your Favorite Fast-Food Chains

Yes, Vegan Options Exist at Your Favorite Fast-Food Chains

  • Sarah Von Alt
  • Sarah Von Alt

If you’re new to vegan eating, finding things to eat when you’re on the road or short on time can sometimes be overwhelming. While far from the healthiest choice, fast food is sometimes your only option.

Luckily, several popular chains have vegan offerings that are perfect when you’re in a pinch. In honor of National Fast Food Day, here are some of our favorite vegan options you can get at a fast-food restaurant near you:

Burger King

Burger King is perfect for breakfast! Try the French toast sticks and hash browns, or the Quaker maple and brown sugar oatmeal (just ask them to make it with water).

Taco Bell

Try the seven-layer burrito (sans cheese and sour cream), a spicy-potato soft taco fresco-style, or the black beans and rice. BONUS: The cinnamon twists are 100 percent plant-based!

White Castle

White Castle offers a vegan veggie slider chock-full of veggies like zucchini, carrots, and broccoli! Grab a few and choose from the sweet Thai sauce or horseradish mustard.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Get a fresh-baked bagel, toasted English muffin, or oatmeal for a quick breakfast with your almond milk latte. Craving something savory? Grab some hash browns!


Make a veggie sub piled sky-high with all the veggies and topped with spicy mustard dressing. And don’t forget to add some avocado! BONUS: The minestrone soup is vegan!


Wendy’s does not have the most exciting vegan options, but if you’re in a jam, you can order the garden side salad with Italian dressing and a plain baked potato or french fries.

El Pollo Loco

Order the BRC burrito sans cheese, with a side of broccoli or corn on the cob! And don’t forget the chips and guacamole if you’re looking for a salty snack.

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Many of the sides at KFC are totally plant-based, including the BBQ baked beans, corn on the cob, green beans, and potato wedges.

*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!

Want more? Click here for tips on finding vegan restaurants in your area.