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Brazilian Steakhouse Chain Fogo de Chão Debuts Vegan Dishes

The meat-heavy restaurant just got a bit more vegan-friendly!

Roasted Veggie Power Bowl on table

Roasted Veggie Power Bowl Photo by Fogo de Chão

The meat-heavy restaurant just got a bit more vegan-friendly!

Most vegans avoid steakhouses, barbecue joints, and other meat-heavy restaurants—for obvious reasons. But today, the popular Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chão debuts vegan dishes and a new beverage menu of cocktails and mocktails. This marks the start of a vegan-friendly future for popular, animal-based restaurants.

Fogo de Chão’s New Vegan Menu

At this point, you may be wondering how this all came about. Because this is some pretty epic—and shocking—news! But it’s no secret that plant-based food is catching on everywhere. And although Fogo de Chão already had a few customizable vegan options at their custom salad bars, these new options are much more abundant.

Fogo de Chão’s new vegan menu includes entrées and items at their Market Table—the chain’s popular buffet collection of vegetables, salads, soups, toppings, and more. The first new entrée, Seared Tofu with Miso Black Bean Pasta, features chimichurri-marinated tofu over black bean pasta sautéed with green onion, Napa cabbage, pickled onions, and carrot ginger-miso dressing. The second entrée? A Roasted Power Vegetable Bowl with eggplant, zucchini, asparagus, baby peppers, marinated mushrooms, and chimichurri Spanish rice. Both dishes are vegan and gluten-free.

Fogo de Chão Seared Tofu on table

Seared Tofu Photo by Fogo de Chão

Other Vegan Options at Fogo de Chão

In addition to the two new entrées, customers can find other new plant-based options at the iconic Fogo de Chão Market Table. Additional vegan items include Spring Hummus, Miso Black Bean Pasta, and Power Greens. Please note that both the Kale & Mango Salad and Apple Manchego Salad include honey.

Vegan Cocktails on table

Vegan Cocktails Photo by Fogo do Chão

Vegan-Friendly Mocktails and Cocktails

The last aspect of Fogo de Chão’s menu renovations is its enhanced beverage list complete with vegan-friendly mocktails and cocktails. First up? The Espresso Martini, which contains Diplomatico Reserva Rum, Caffe Borghetti, and Licor 43. Second is the Clean Cosmo composed of CleanCo low-proof vodka (less than 0.5% alcohol), apple, cranberry, and fresh lemon. Third on the roster is the CleanR Sour—a combination of CleanCo low-proof rum, passionfruit, pineapple, aquafaba, and bitters. Last on the list is the Clean Cucumber Martini, made with CleanCo low-proof vodka, apple, cucumber, basil, and a lemon twist.

“Our young and dynamic guests consider themselves food explorers who seek new culinary discoveries with each visit. For nearly 45 years we’ve had nutrient-dense and plant-forward dining options for every occasion and dietary tribe through our Market Table. With the rollout of our new dining choices and clean cocktails, we continue to offer our guests the variety and discoveries they crave while doing it in a wholesome and flavorful way,” said Barry McGowan, Chief Executive Officer at Fogo de Chão.

Fore more information, visit FogodeChao.com.

Allie Mitchell

Allie Mitchell


When Allie responded to an Instagram post on @vegoutlosangeles a few years ago, she had no idea she’d join the coolest vegan team on the planet. An Austin native, actress, yogi, and part-time sword fighter (don’t ask!), Allie is on a mission to live her best life and inspire others to do the same. She graduated from Hussian College In Studio with a B.F.A. in Contemporary Musical Theatre + Film and currently acts, writes, and eats her way through Los Angeles.

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