A fast food chain with the word “Chick” in its name just doesn’t sound like a safe place for vegans. But inevitable road trips and late night sustenance requirements land folks of almost any diet at a take-out window now and again. It’s good to know where you can go when you’re in a pinch. Here are 9 items vegans can safely order at Chick-fil-A:
1. Waffle Fries
Yes, Chick-fil-A’s best selling menu item — the iconic waffle fries — are made with only three ingredients (potatoes, canola oil, and sea salt), making them undoubtedly vegan. You can even dunk them in the BBQ, Polynesian, or Sriracha sauces — all of which are also vegan, but is anything better than classic ketchup (also vegan)?
Because morning rushes happen, too. You can pick up a box of these perfectly golden tots and pair them with ketchup and still be animal-free.
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3. Sunflower Multigrain Bagel
Order this toasty, hearty breakfast bagel for a quick morning bite. (Seen here used in a definitely not vegan sandwich.)
4. Grilled Market Salad
Apples, strawberries and blueberries atop chopped romaine, baby greens and shredded cabbage and carrots. Ask to sub an extra roasted nut blend in place of the blue cheese and chicken if you want to make it vegan.
5. Fruit cup
Chico-Fil-A’s fruit cup has no hidden surprises. It’s all fruit for when you need a quick snack or side.
6. Fresh lemonade
Sure, lemonade might not seem exciting, but Chick-fil-A’s lemonade is made from scratch daily at each restaurant using only fresh lemons, water and sugar. No hidden ingredients or preservatives, and definitely all vegan.
7. Sweet tea
Chill-fil-A hails from the south, so it’s no surprise the chicken chain brings a sweet tea blend that doesn’t disappoint. It’s vegan and has the best fast food ice cube in the industry — no really.
8. Superfood side
The superfood side sounds like something you’d intentionally go to a fancy restaurant and order. It’s a combination of broccolini and kale, tossed with maple vinaigrette and topped with dried sour cherries and nuts. Best part, it’s already vegan, so no need to ask for substitutions.
9. The Cool Wrap
Order it without chicken or cheese and the leafy greens with red cabbage, carrots will come rolled in a flaxseed flour flatbread. Ask for it with one of Chick-fil-A’s vegan dressings: Light Italian Dressing, Chili Lime Vinaigrette, or Light Balsamic Vinaigrette. Or get extra flavorful and order it with the Polynesian sauce!
Also see, Vegan crock pot apple cinnamon oatmeal.