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Panda Express Is Testing Vegan Orange Chicken at Select Locations

The popular Asian fast-food chain will test Beyond Meat orange chicken at select locations in New York and Southern California later this month.

With the recent launch of Beyond Chicken Tenders, vegans across the country are on the lookout for restaurants that serve the new chicken alternative. For years, us plant-based peeps have been dying for Panda Express to join the other fast-food chains out there that offer vegan options. Well, the day has finally come for Panda Express to offer Beyond Meat vegan orange chicken! It’s starting as a trial at select locations for now, but we are crossing our fingers that Panda Express makes the dish a permanent menu item at restaurants nationwide.

Beyond Meat Orange Chicken at Panda Express

“Beyond The Original Orange Chicken” is the fast-food chain’s take on their iconic orange chicken. It’s made with crispy breaded morsels of Beyond Chicken that are wok-tossed in Panda Express’s signature vegan-friendly orange chicken sauce. Best of all, the Beyond Meat orange chicken at Panda Express is completely vegan as-is—no modifications needed!

“As the creator of The Original Orange Chicken, Panda has significant brand equity in this staple American Chinese comfort food. We know guests’ tastes and preferences have evolved and look to us for variety,” said chef Jimmy Wang, Executive Director of Culinary Innovation at Panda Express. “Creating a fresh new take on a classic favorite is a great and accessible way to introduce plant-based proteins to our guests and perhaps even draw a new audience for Panda.”

Vegan Options at Panda Express

Whether you plan to stop by a location that will offer the new orange chicken and want to order a few extra dishes on the side or you’re not near one of the trial restaurants and just want to nosh on the nostalgic noms from Panda Express to feel involved, there are a few other vegan options on the permanent menu! White and brown rice, Chow Mein, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Eggplant Tofu, and Super Greens, are the current vegan options at Panda Express.

Where to Find Panda Express’s Vegan Orange Chicken

Panda Express will roll out the Beyond The Original Orange Chicken dish on July 26th at select locations in New York City and Southern California. For more information on where to find Panda Express’s vegan orange chicken, visit their website.

Allie Mitchell

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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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