Six Fast Food Chains with Vegetarian Options

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No matter your reasons for eating less meat, plenty of restaurants nowadays will support your dietary requests—including your adored fast food favorites. Below, we highlight six fast food chains with vegetarian options.

Burger King

You’re probably asking yourself, “How could the home of the Whopper® have a vegetarian option?” They actually provide MorningStar Farms® Garden Veggie patties for those who prefer meatless burgers. Also, the fast food restaurant recently began testing an Impossible Whopper®. If you hadn’t previously thought of Burger King as a vegetarian-friendly establishment, now’s the time to keep them on your radar.


Chipotle Mexican Grill is a favorite option, as customers can completely customize menu items to suit their tastes. Chipotle offers numerous toppings every vegetarian craves, such as beans, fajita onions and peppers, rice, and sofritas (seasoned tofu). As a bonus, if you order a veggie burrito or a burrito bowl, the guac doesn’t cost extra.

Panera Bread

Panera is a popular place for vegetarians, as it easily caters to those who follow a plant-based diet. Panera offers several salads, sandwiches, and soups that don’t contain meat. You can also customize any of their menu items to remove beef, chicken, or pork from your meal.

Shake Shack

If you find yourself downtown, you’ll be pleased to discover that Chicago has a Shake Shack—with vegetarian options! Currently, they offer a ’Shroom Burger, which features a fried, cheese-stuffed portobello mushroom “patty,” as well as a delicious grilled cheese sandwich. Last year, Shake Shack tested the Veggie Shack—a patty made from beans, beets, and rice—at select locations across the nation. We can only hope that they bring it to the Windy City soon!


Need to grab a quick bite? This beloved sandwich shop is truly a vegetarian’s paradise. With their Veggie Delite® sub, you’ll be able to pile on as many veggies as you’d like. Thanks to the abundance of sauces and seemingly endless sandwich combinations, you certainly won’t be disappointed at a Subway.

Taco Bell

Taco Bell is a godsend to all vegetarians in the world. According to the Taco Bell blog, this fast food chain is the first to offer American Vegetarian Association-certified menu items. These options include the Bean Burrito, Cheese Quesadilla, Spicy Tostada, and more. Plus, you can easily substitute meat for beans, potatoes, or rice in almost any meal on the menu.
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