Essential Vegan Fast Food Guide 2021

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As the Vegan & Vegetarian community is expanding the Fast Food world is starting to come out with more meatless options. However, with that being said finding 100% vegan meals (that taste good) can still be challenging when I’m on the road. I decided to do some research and create a list of every fast food restaurant I could think of within Canada to create the ultimate go-to vegan fast food guide. 

I began my journey to becoming a vegetarian last month and would like to eventually be 100% vegan. As someone on the road, a lot I have found myself flustered not knowing what to order at fast-food chains. This list was something I needed and hopefully helps anyone else who needs a go-to list! 

*Disclaimer* some chains do not have a separate space for cooking vegan. Cross-contamination can occur. For example, some items such as fries may be cooked in the same oil used to cook foods that contain milk, meat, and fish. Double-check with the chain’s location near you to avoid cross-contamination. 

A&W

  • Lettuce Wrap beyond meat burger ( ask for no mayo or “Uncle sauce”. )
  • Veggie Deluxe Burger ( (ask for no cheese and no ranch sauce)
  • Sweet Potato Fries (comes with chipotle mayo, be sure to ask for no chipotle mayo!)
  • Russet Thick-Cut French Fries
  • Hashbrowns

BURGER KING

  • Garden Salad ( Ask for no cheese and non-dairy dressing)
  • Impossible Whopper ( Ask for no creamy mayo or cheese)
  • French Fries
  • Hashbrowns
  • Gravy

HARVEY’S

  • Veggie burger ( ask for no cheese, no mayo)
  • Lightlife burger ( ask for no cheese, no mayo)
  • Garden salad (with balsamic vinaigrette dressing)
  • Fries and gravy.
  • Onion rings

SUBWAY

  • Meatless Meatball Marinara ( Skip the parmesan cheese )
  • Veggie Delight Sandwich
  • Falafel (at select locations)
  • Make your own salad
  • Guacamole

Not all the breads and sauces at subway are vegan but heres the ones that are!

  • 9-Grain Wheat Bread
  • Hearty Italian Bread
  • Italian (White) Bread
  • Roasted Garlic Bread
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Spinach Wrap
  • Tomato Basil Wrap
  • Habanero Wrap
  • Wheat Wrap
  • Yellow mustard
  • Deli brown mustard
  • Mustard seed spread
  • Oil and vinegar
  • Subway vinaigrette
  • Sweet onion sauce
  • Fat-free Italian dressing

TACO BELL

At Taco Bell a majority of the beloved items on the list can be made vegan friendly by asking for fresco style! For example their Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme, the Black Bean Quesarito, and the 7-Layer Burrito

  • Bean Crunchy Taco Supreme ( ask for no cheese and no sour cream)
  • Hard & soft shells
  • Veggie power bowl (ask for no cheese and no sour cream)
  • Fries
  • Cinnamon twists

THAI EXPRESS

Make sure to ask for no egg and no fish sauce in all dishes listed below

  • Pad Thai (ask for vegan sauce)
  • Pad Sew (ask for vegan sauce)
  • Basil fried rice
  • Thai fried rice
  • Stir Fry : (Ask for no egg!!)
    • basil, cashew, ginger, lemongrass, soya garlic, sweet & sour

TIM HORTON’S

  • Bread
  • Potato wedges
  • Hashbrowns
  • Oatmeal
  • Bagels – Blueberry, 2 grain, Everything, Cinnamon Raisin, and Pretzel are vegan.( Not all bagels are vegan! Double check the allergen guide if trying a new bagel)
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Peanut Butter
  • Concord Grape Jelly

STARBUCKS

  • Apples, PB & Trail Mix Snack Box
  • Avocado Spread
  • Sabra Snackers Classic Hummus with Pretzels
  • Hearty Blueberry or Classic Oatmeal ( Order with almond milk or hot water to replace dairy)

FRESHII

Baja Burrito

Vegetable Spicy Lemongrass Soup

Unamii Salad

Khao San Burrito

Superfood Soup

WENDY’S

Apple Bites

Apple Pecan Salad ( Ask for no cheese, chicken or pecans)

Baked Potato ( Ask for no butter, cheese or sour cream)

Natural-Cut Fries

Veggie Sandwich ( Order a Jr.Cheeseburger Deluxe without meat, cheese & mayo)

Side Salad with a dressing listed below ( Ask for no cheese or croutons)

Vegan Dressing

Light Spicy Asian Chili Vinaigrette

Pomegranate Vinaigrette Dressing

Light Balsamic Vinaigrette

Salsa

PANERA BREAD

  • Vegan Lentil Quinoa Bowl
  • Soba Noodle Broth Bowl
  • Summer Strawberry Caprese (Ask for no mozzarella)
  • Strawberry Poppyseed with Chicken (Ask for no Chicken)
  • Fuji Apple with Chicken (Ask for no Chicken and Gorgonzola)
  • Greek (Ask for no feta)
  • Modern Greek (Ask for no feta)
  • Asian Sesame with Chicken (Order without chicken and wontons)
  • Spicy Thai with Chicken (Order without chicken and wontons)
  • Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich (Order without feta and switch to one of the bread choices listed below)
  • Vegan-Friendly Bread
  • Black Pepper Focaccia
  • Sea Salt Focaccia
  • Country Rustic
  • Farm-style
  • Artisan Ciabatta
  • Sourdough
  • French Baguette.

PITA PIT

Pita pit is great to make your own vegan wrap! Pick one of the fillings below and top with veggies!

  • baba ghanoush
  • falafel
  • hummus
  • spicy black bean
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