Whether you’re on a road trip or just need a quick, easy bite to eat, vegan-friendly fast-food joints can come in handy. If you’re hoping for plant-based pizza, we’ve got you. If you’d prefer a veggie burger, consider it done. If you’re craving Mexican-American fare, we’ll give you something to taco ‘bout. To get in on the convenient, on-the-go eats, check out these 20 fast-food restaurants with vegan menu options!
With over 2,400 locations in the United States, there’s a good chance that you will encounter Baskin-Robbins in your travels. The American ice cream chain offers vegan-friendly fruit smoothies, Mangonadas (a Mexican-inspired frozen beverage), flavored sorbets, and Non-Dairy Mint Chocochunk ice cream. Enjoy your scoops in a vegan-friendly cake cone or cup.
Craving some plant-based ‘za? Head to Blaze Pizza. Opt for the fast-casual eatery’s Vegan Pizza or build your own plant-based pie. Vegan offerings include a variety of well-labeled doughs and red sauces along with vegan cheese, spicy vegan chorizo, and plenty of vegetable toppings.
As the second largest fast-food burger chain in the world, chances are you have a Burger King in your area. When ordered without mayo, the Impossible Whopper is a vegan-friendly choice. And the Single Impossible King is also vegan without cheese. Other plant-based orders include classic french fries, hash browns, and French toast sticks.
Headed out on a road trip? This West Coast fast-food fave has your back. You can rarely go wrong with fried potatoes, so opt for the vegan-friendly hash browns, Natural-Cut Fries, and waffle fries from Carl’s Jr. For a more substantial travel bite, order the Beyond Famous Star Burger without cheese or mayo.
At Chipotle, you can build your own salads, burritos, tacos, and bowls loaded with rice, beans, and Sofritas (seasoned tofu). For the ultimate meal customization at this fast-casual joint, add Chipotle’s fajita veggies, a variety of salsas, guacamole, and chips to your order. Don’t mind if we do!
Need a little open-road pick-me-up? Head to Dairy Queen! In addition to DQ’s fries, side salad, pretzel sticks (ordered sans cheese), and breakfast hash browns, this ice cream chain also features a vegan-friendly Dilly Bar. That’s right, the vegan ice cream bar is made with a coconut cream base and coated in vegan chocolate.
In the mood for some fast, American-style Mexican cuisine? Del Taco is the place to be! Sadly, Del Taco removed its Beyond Meat offerings, but the plant-based options don’t stop there. Both the Crinkle Cut Fries and hash browns are vegan as-is and many of the vegetarian menu items can be easily veganized. Remove the cheese and sour cream from the bean burritos and Crunchtada Tostada for a delicious on-the-go option.
In addition to a variety of vegan-friendly café beverages—we see you, oat, almond, and coconut milk—Dunkin offers some tasty plant-based bites to enjoy as well. Vegan diners can enjoy avocado toast, hash browns, English muffins, oatmeal, and various bagels ordered without cream cheese.
Known for its burgers and shakes, Fatburger’s inclusive menu makes it easy for vegans to get in on the fast-food options too! Opt for the Impossible Burger, but order it without mayo and substitute vegan cheese. The Skinny Fries, Fat Fries, and sweet potato fries are also plant-based. And for a tasty treat, Fatburger has several vegan milkshakes to enjoy. Find dairy-free vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, and Maui-Banana flavors.
In addition to veganizable salads, Fresh Brothers offers meat-free chicken tenders and delicious vegan pizzas made with plant-based cheese, sausage, and pepperoni. Oh, and let us not forget about Fresh Brothers’ vegan ranch dressing for all your dipping needs. This inclusive chain takes pride in truly nailing good vegan options, and we have major appreciation!
Ike’s Love & Sandwiches has been transforming the traditional fast-food sandwich space since 2007. This inclusive joint offers a variety of veggie sandwiches and many of them can be made vegan, just be sure to specify. Enjoy handheld creations loaded with vegan cheese, Vegan Dirty Sauce, and vegan-friendly protein choices (meatballs, turkey, fried chicken, and steak).
Customizable vegan pizza coming right up! Step inside this fast-casual joint and create a vegan pizza or loaded salad. Choose from a variety of vegan-friendly pizza crusts and sauces (just avoid the Cauliflower Crust, pesto, and cream-based sauces). MOD Pizza features vegan cheese, plant-based Italian sausage, and all the veggie toppings you can imagine.
Passing a Panera Bread? You’re in luck! This comfort food fast-casual eatery offers a variety of vegan-friendly bowls, salads, sandwiches, bakery items, and smoothies. Opt for the Baja Bowl or Mediterranean Bowl without feta or Greek yogurt. We also love the Asian Sesame Salad sans chicken and the Mediterranean Veggie sandwich ordered without feta cheese on Black Pepper Focaccia.
While the Beyond Orange Chicken is no longer available, Panda Express remains a vegan-friendly fast-food spot when you’re on the go. When craving some quick American Chinese fare, opt for the Chow Mein, White Steamed Rice, Super Greens, and Veggie Spring Rolls for a fast, plant-based meal. Select Panda locations also offer Eggplant Tofu. Yum!
The plant-based options are endless at Qdoba Mexican Eats! Opt for the Fajita Vegan Bowl for a pre-set plant-based meal. If you’re feeling creative, you can build your own burrito, bowl, salad, tacos, and cheeseless nacho platter too! We love adding rice, beans, fajita veggies, and guacamole to all of our orders.
Vegan in a small town? Your local Subway has your back! Head on in for the nostalgic smells of freshly baked bread. Build a wrap, salad, or sandwich by choosing from Artisan Italian White, Artisan Flatbread, or Hearty Multigrain bread, and pile on the veggies. While not available at all locations, Subway’s Veggie Patty is another vegan-friendly sandwich addition to consider.
Taco Bells across the nation have the hookup on vegan-friendly options. Create cruelty-free burritos, tacos, chalupas, Crunchwraps, and bowls by removing the meat and asking for the meal “fresco style” which replaces cheese and creamy sauces with fresh tomatoes. Our go-to Taco Bell order is the Fresco Style Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme.
This American fast-casual restaurant features a tasty selection of vegan choices. For starters, the Veggie Burger is vegan as-is (when you choose the one without cheese). When ordered without mayo or caramelized onions, the Original Impossible Burger is another delicious plant-based choice. Other Habit Burger vegan choices include french fries, sweet potato fries, tempura green beans, and the garden salad when ordered without croutons.
Welcome to White Castle! Both the Impossible Sliders and Veggie Sliders can be made vegan when ordered without cheese. Other vegan-friendly choices include hash browns, french fries, and sometimes onion rings (depending on the location). Be mindful of your sauce selection, but the BBQ and Everything Sauce are both vegan-friendly options.
Calling all vegan hot dog lovers! Wienerschnitzel has multiple plant-based menu options to enjoy. So take the next exit and head to this hot dog chain. Both the Wienerschnitzel Barbeque Veggie Dog and Chicago Veggie Dog are vegan as-is. The Backyard Veggie Dog, however, does need to be ordered without cheese. We’ll take one of each!