The Best Vegan Fast Food Chains in the U.S.

With the increasing popularity of plant-based diets and awareness of healthy eating, one may wonder if there are fast food chains that offer healthier and sustainable options for vegans and health-conscious individuals. We made a list of our favorite fast food chains and their vegan offerings. Please check it out in no particular order.

1/ Mr.Charlie’s

Mr. Charlie’s mission is to bring approachable plant based food, fun and support to communities. With locations in Los Angeles , San Francisco and Venice in California, they offer the hamburger classics with no meat, no dairy and no trans fat.

2/ Burger King 

The world’s second largest fast-food chain, with 6,850 locations in the U.S. as of July 18, 2023, has recently added to their menu the meatless impossible whooper. You’re gonna love every bite of it.

3/ McDonald’s

The Mc Plant is one of the latest additions of McDonalds to their wide array of menu which is meat-free and definitely vegan. The only downside of this is it’s only available in a very limited number of restaurants as of this moment. Please check the list of stores currently serving McPlant. 

*Available for a limited time at select restaurants.

4/ KFC

KFC is also one of the fast food giants that hopped into the plant-based wagon in 2019 with their KFC Beyond Fried Chicken Nuggets. It was for a limited time only. But in January of last year, they brought it back to their menu and now it’s available nationwide.

5/ Carl’s Jr.

This meat-free burger of Carl’s Jr. was launched at a Los Angeles location of Carl’s Jr. on Earth Day of 2021.

6/ Subway

We all know for a fact that Subway has been happily serving up menus filled with all of their vegetable toppings but at some of their locations, we can find their first meatless, plant-based offering which is the Beyond Meatball Marinara sub. And by the looks of it, this will surely stay on their menu.

7/ Chick-fil-A

Many items of their menu can be modified to fit a vegetarian or vegan diet. One of their most loved offerings is Chick-fil-A Waffle Potato Fries.

8/ Little Caesars

Little Caesars is the first national pizza chain in the U.S. to offer a plant-based sausage with their Impossible Supreme Pizza in 2019 and Planteroni in 2021.

9/ Nathan’s

Nathan’s Famous Plant-Based Hot Dog by Meatless Farm is the first ever gourmet plant-based hot dog that’s rich in protein but low in saturated fat, sodium, gluten, and soy-free.

10/ Dunkin’

The Beyond Breakfast Sausage sandwich offered by Dunkin’ is made from purely plant-based ingredients namely peas, mung beans, rice and sunflower to provide the protein as well as coconut oil to ensure juiciness of this undeniably great plant-based offering by Dunkin’.

11/ Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom have been a haven for vegan and vegetarians alike with their Vegan Veg Out and Vegan Cheese Pizzas and Vegan Greek and Enlightened Spinach Salads. But recently, they have also added a Build Your Own Vegan Pizza on their menu.

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