Celebrate National Fast Food Day the quick and easy way by heading to one of your local fast food joints and ordering some vegan-friendly menu items. Here’s a roundup of 17 fast food spots that have what you’re looking for—from burgers and fries, to pizza and breadsticks, and milkshakes, and ice cream.
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For ice cream, head to Baskin-Robbins where you’ll find their Non-Dairy & Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough on the menu, as well as their Daiquiri Ice and Watermelon Splash Ice sorbet flavors.
Both Blaze’s regular dough and gluten-free dough are vegan, and they have plenty of veggies, sauces, and even vegan cheese and vegan spicy chorizo to top it off. The possibilities are endless when creating your own!
BK’s Impossible Whopper is vegan without mayo (ask for it to be cooked separately to avoid cross-contamination). Sides such as fries and their French Toast Sticks are vegan as is.
Carl’s Jr. offers a Beyond Famous Star. Just make sure you ask for no cheese and mayo. Plus, a few of their sides are vegan, like fries—both Crisscut and Natural-Cut French Fries—and their breakfast Hash Rounds.
Build your own bowl, salad, burrito, tacos, and more at Chipotle, and choose their Sofritas or Fajita Veggies for your filling. They have plenty of vegan-friendly toppings to add to the mix too, including guacamole, several salsas, and beans and rice.
Dairy Queen makes their Non-Dairy Dilly Bars, which are a vegan take on the classic, featuring coconut milk-based ice cream dipped in vegan chocolate. Additionally, their fries are vegan, as are their Misty Slushes.
Del Taco offers their Epic Beyond Original Mex Burrito, Beyond Avocado Taco, Avocado Veggie Bowl, Crinkle Cut Fries, and Hashbrown Sticks, which are all vegan as is. Plus, they have a few other Beyond Meat-filled options that can easily be made vegan by requesting no cheese or sour cream. In fact, you can basically sub the Beyond Meat on any of their menu items—again just making sure to request no cheese or sour cream.
While not having anything that stands out as vegan on the menu, you can actually build your own pizza that’s vegan-friendly at Domino’s. Start with their Crunchy Thin Crust, then top it with their Pizza Sauce/Robust Inspired Tomato Sauce (not the Hearty Marinara Sauce), and add on veggies of your choice. You can also build your own pasta, which begins with their Penne Pasta, adding in whatever veggies you’d like.
Dunkin’ has nearly 20 vegan items on their menu, including bagels, English muffins, hash browns, their Coolatta drinks and teas, and notably their Beyond Sausage Sandwich, which can be made vegan by requesting no eggs or cheese. Additionally, many of their coffee drinks can be made vegan simply by ordering them with almond milk or oat milk and no whipped cream.
El Pollo Loco
El Pollo Loco just added vegan chicken to their menu. You can order their Chickenless Pollo Taco and Burrito vegan, just be sure to say “make it vegan” to remove the cheese and Creamy Cilantro Dressing it comes with.
For a take on a vegan Impossible Burger and fries, check out Fatburger for their Impossible Burger, which includes an Impossible Burger patty, along with traditional toppings and Daiya cheese. To be extra careful, you can make sure to ask for no mayo and confirm it comes with Daiya and not classic cheese. The chain also makes vegan milkshakes—Strawberry and Vanilla—with Craig’s Vegan Ice Cream. Sides like Fat Fries, Skinny Fries, and Sweet Potato Fries are vegan as well.
With several locations throughout LA and Orange County, Fresh Brothers has several vegan options throughout their menu—from fresh salads to signature pizzas, and even vegan tenders. Their vegan pizza toppings include plant-based cheese, Beyond Meat, and loads of veggies.
Habit Burger offers a good handful of great vegan options, including their as-is vegan Veggie Burger, which features a vegan veggie patty on a toasted wheat bun, green leaf lettuce, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions, with sweet mustard dressing. Their French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, and Tempura Green Beans are vegan as well.
If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, head to Ike’s where they have several vegan-friendly options throughout their menu, including vegan turkey, meatballs, and chicken, plus hearty veggie sandwiches.
For an easy go-to vegan order at Subway, try their Veggie Delite sandwich and fill it with veggies of your choosing. Just be sure to order it on their on Italian Bread or 9-Grain Wheat.
Create your own pizza at Pizza Hut by choosing their Hand-Tossed Crust, Original Pan Crust, or Thin ‘N Crispy Crust, Classic Marinara or Buffalo for the sauce, and topping it off with veggies of your choosing. Their sides of breadsticks (request no seasoning) and each of their varieties of fries are also vegan. They additionally have a vegan-friendly dessert—their Cinnamon Sticks sans the icing dip.
Taco Bell stocks a ton of vegan-friendly options. An article that explores most of them can be found on their website. This article includes items from their Crunchwrap Supreme to their burritos and tacos, to their Mexican Pizza, and more, which can easily be made vegan by substituting beans for the meat, and requesting no cheese and no sour cream. Plus, you can also ask to add toppings like guacamole, pico de gallo, and Fritos.