One of the hardest parts about being ‘new’ to vegetarianism is dining out. Fast-food restaurants are usually pretty difficult to find something delicious that doesn’t contain meat. However, some fast-food chains are considered to be slightly vegetarian-friendly.
Burger King claims that “you can have it your way” — and that stands true for vegetarians.
Here are some fast-food joints that offer up some vegetarian meals!
- BK VEGGIE® Burger — Who says you can’t have a juicy burger without biting a hunk out of Bessie? It’s important to note the burger is not vegan. It is one of BK’s health conscious oriented items.
- A helpful menu allows customers do decode what is really inside that big, fat burrito. When ordering, make sure to get black beans and not pinto beans, since the pinto mixture contains meat. One of my personal favorites is the burrito bowl with black beans, rice, grilled veggies, extra pico de gallo, cheese and lettuce.
- The Veggie Delite® — A healthy alternative to deep-fried fast-food. There are less than 300 calories for a typical 6-inch sub. Some Subway restaurants offer a veggie patty (Morningstar, Gardenburger or Boca depending on location).
- The Veggie Option [a blog for vegetarians] recommends trying a meatless burger.
Most fast-food restaurants offer side salads, fruit bowls, baked potatoes, and french fries! Be aware of your options, because many menus can be altered for a vegetarian. Simply skip the meat on a burger or ask for a tofu or soy-based meat substitute. The “veggie burger” isn’t listed on Five Guys’ website, but they will gladly leave the patty off. You don’t know until you ask!
PETA offers a list of vegetarian options at various restaurants. The list includes multiple chain-restaurants’ best vegetarian options, with links that take you to their menu/website. Some of the restaurants include: Dennys, Macaroni Grill, Dairy Queen, P.F. Changs, and Wendy’s.
Hopefully the next time your pinched for time, you will remember vegetarian delicious noms may be available at your favorite fast-food joint!