Vegetarians have a hard enough time ordering a meal at a normal restaurant, let alone fast food establishments. Luckily, and perhaps surprisingly, there are a handful of tasty options to make eating out easier. Here, we list the most vegetarian-friendly fast food restaurants so you don’t have to go hungry!
Drive Thru Vegetarian Options
1st place Taco Bell: Tex-Mex is generally vegetarian-friendly, and Taco Bell is no exception. In fact, you can order almost anything off the menu and substitute the meat for beans (while they do charge you extra- so annoying!). Explore all of the vegetarian options here. And with the mobile app, you can customize away! But here are some of my vegetarian favorites:
- 7 Layer Burrito – no customization required, totally vegetarian
- Cheese Quesadilla – not your average quesadilla, thanks to their jalapeno crema
- Crunch Wrap Supreme – substitute meat for beans
- Mexican Pizza- enjoy this torta when you ask for no meat
2nd place Burger King: If a vegetarian ever has to choose between Burger King, McDonald’s or Wendy’s – you can only have it your way at Burger King! Burger King is the only classic burger drive-thru that offers veggie burgers, made by Morning Star. While McDonald’s is working on introducing customized burgers/sandwiches, this is only at select establishments. Go with Burger King for a vegggie burger for a safe, enjoyable lunch!
Quick Eats Vegetarian Options
1st place Chipotle: Opt for the sofritas to get your protein! It’s a flavorful addition to any bowl, taco or burrito. However, if you choose not to get the sofitas and just get beans and rice (a complete protein in itself), then guacamole is free! Chipotle’s Food with Integreity also gives this establishment bonus points. To learn more about the sofrita option, read more here.
2nd place Subway: Of course you can just get a cheese sandwich, but because Subway is so stingy on cheese, we recommend the veggie patty. It tastes just like your favorite veggie burgers from Morning Star, plus you get tons of veggie options!
Where do you go to get your quick meals? Comment below with your favorite vegetarian orders!