Is It Possible to a Be a Fast Food Vegan?

The last few weeks have been crazy busy and I found myself in a predicament the other day – starving and nothing healthy in the refrigerator! I desperately wanted to be lazy, get fast food and fill my empty tummy. But as I was trying to figure out where to go, I couldn’t think of a place that would have a vegan option I wouldn’t have to manipulate so dramatically that there wouldn’t be anything left!

In the end, I opted for a house salad, but I decided to do some research so that next time, it will be a lot less stressful. Because isn’t that what fast food is supposed to be all about!?

So, here are 3 options for filling vegan fast food:

Subway
These are everywhere and offer a huge variety of choices for vegans who want something fast, healthy and easy on the pocketbook. The Veggie Delight Salad or Veggie Delight (without cheese or mayonnaise) on Italian, Hearty Italian, or Sourdough bread are vegan and super filling.

Wendy’s
In 1979, they were the first fast food chain to have a salad bar, so it is no surprise that Wendy’s still has healthy options for veggie folks. A Plain Baked Potato, Deluxe Garden Salad (without cheese) or Side Salad with French or Reduced Fat Italian Dressing are all vegan. If you get a combination of salad and potato, you will definitely be full.

Chipotle
I couldn’t leave out my favorite! In addition to being a cool company, started by a man with integrity, the food absolutely rocks! Vegan options include the Vegetarian Fajita Burrito (with black beans) and the Vegetarian Burrito (with BLACK beans, no cheese or sour cream). Yummy!

Where do you go for vegan fast food? I would love to hear your comments here, Facebook or on Twitter.

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4 Responses to Is It Possible to a Be a Fast Food Vegan?

  1. Colline says:

    I would worry about what is in the dressing. Personally I prefer to make my own: it is so quick and easy with most of the salad makings washed and prepared in the supermarket.

    • Colline – Thank you for your comment. I agree. I seldom use prepackaged salad dressings because of the long list of mysterious ingredients in most of them. But if you are craving something more than salt and pepper and you don’t have the means to make your own, it is good to know which ones are healthier and vegan. btw – my favorite homemade dressing right now is an Asian inspired concoction that has lime juice, orange juice, soy sauce and sesame oil. If you sprinkle that and a bit of dulse flakes on any salad, it totally kicks it up a notch!

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