The Best Vegan Fast Food Options

As a vegan, you’ll likely find that finding things to eat at home is nowhere near as hard as the world’s omnivores would believe, there are plenty of recipes for you to work with, both complicated and simple, just like any other diet. The struggle really happens when you’re trying to eat out, and though many restaurants a re beginning to add plant-based options to their menu it can be particularly hard when you’re just trying to grab something on the go. It can sometimes seem as though there are no fast food options out there at all for vegans but that isn’t true, let us take a look at some of the best options for the vegan on the go.

Chipotle

It should come as no surprise that Chipotle is first on the list, it goes out of its way to be diet friendly for its customers and is often noted as one of the healthier options as far as fast food takes you. As a vegan you can customise its tacos, burritos, bowls and salads in order to have yourself a morally just meal. The top pick here would be the sofritas (which is shredded tofu), if you aren’t a big fan of tofu though you can simply go for the beans instead. You’ll also be safe with their fajita veg, rice, salsa, lettuce and of course their guacamole too.

Cruchwrap image via Flickr
Cruchwrap image via Flickr

Taco Bell

That’s right, the Mexican themed giant is a great place for vegans too (halleluiah!), they have even released their own guide to eating vegan at Taco Bell on their website to help you navigate their menu with ease. For a simple choice get yourself The Bean Burrito and ask if you can have that “fresco”, this’ll replace those pesky dairy products cheese and sour cream for their delicious pico de gallo. If you’re looking for something to write home about though I’d go with the Cruchwrap Supreme, simply ask to swap the beef, nacho cheese and sour cream for beans and guacamole and you’ll be living the dream.

White Castle

If you’re looking for a classic fast food experience, a fine all-American hamburger, then look no further than White Castle. White Castle introduced their veggie patty, a Dr. Praeger’s burger made using carrots, peas, spinach, zucchini and broccoli which was suitable only for vegetarians. This wasn’t because of the patty but rather the ingredients in the bun they that used for this burger. Fans of the food chain petitioned them to veganise the buns and open up their fine veggie patties to the new wave of plant-based dieters and lo and behold it worked. The Veggie slider is now available to both vegetarians and vegans alike (well anyone that wants it really, but you get what I mean) to much applause. Recently they’ve also introduced a new burger for this market, made with a black bean patty that is just as good.

White Castle burger  image via Flickr
White Castle burger image via Flickr

If you’re looking for a classic fast food experience, a fine all-American hamburger, then look no further than White Castle. White Castle introduced their veggie patty, a Dr. Praeger’s burger made using carrots, peas, spinach, zucchini and broccoli which was suitable only for vegetarians. This wasn’t because of the patty but rather the ingredients in the bun they that used for this burger. Fans of the food chain petitioned them to veganise the buns and open up their fine veggie patties to the new wave of plant-based dieters and lo and behold it worked. The Veggie slider is now available to both vegetarians and vegans alike (well anyone that wants it really, but you get what I mean) to much applause. Recently they’ve also introduced a new burger for this market, made with a black bean patty that is just as good.

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