These restaurant chains have done a great job of adding vegan and vegetarian options to the menu. If you’re out on the town or away on a road trip and want a quick bite, stop in to one of these chains to fuel up.
Chipotle – If you enjoy burritos, Chipotle is the go-to chain for vegetarians and vegans. Order a mouth-watering vegetarian burrito, taco, or bowl packed with black beans or pinto beans, sofritas, rice, guacamole, fajita vegetables, lettuce, corn, and your choice of salsa.
Sofritas are tofu based, completely vegan, and delicious! Both beans and rice are vegan as well.
Salsa Grille – Mexican food is a vegan’s best friend! Salsa Grille is a locally-owned restaurant who loves their vegan customers. Both of their rices, black beans, and pinto beans are vegan. They also have some of the best tofu in town — add it to any bowl, burrito, or taco. Then, top it all off with veggies, guacamole, and some great salsas from their salsa bar. My favorite? The pineapple salsa!
Taco Bell – Got the late night munchies? Taco Bell is a cheap feast for vegetarians and vegans: pick between bean burritos, bean soft tacos, bean chalupas, fresca bean burritos, and mexican pizzas, all with your choice of salsas. Most items come with cheese and sour cream, so if you want the vegan version just ask them to leave those off. All “fresca” menu items come without cheese or sour cream. Polish off your meal with some cinnamon twists, which are vegan. Check out their guide to eating vegan at Taco Bell. The beans, rice, tortillas, and potatoes are vegan.
Freshii – Health-minded, counter-serve chain offering tossed-to-order salads plus soups, burritos & more with plenty of build-your-own vegan options! Try a Buddha bowl or burrito with kale, quinoa, black beans or tofu, avocado, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, and salsa fresca.
Subway – Order a tasty veggie hoagie (without cheese if you want it vegan) with chips and a drink. Some Subway locations also offer a vegan veggie patty or falafels.
McAlister’s Deli – Enjoy vegetarian chili, giant baked potatoes, and veggie sandwiches.
Qdoba- Delicious, fast Mexican food made to order. Both their pinto & black beans are veg as well as their tortilla soup, just skip the chicken! You can also add fajita veggies to any dish! Muy bueno!
Pizza Hut/Dominoes/Papa Johns/etc – Order a cheese-free pizza packed with your favorite vegetable toppings. Papa Johns Crust is vegan. The thin crust at Pizza Hut is vegan, the others are not.