On the Menu – Vegan Options at Chain Restaurants
Increased demand for vegan options has opened up a whole new world of delicious animal-friendly dishes at restaurants, pubs, and fast-food chains. We’ve put together our ultimate list of high-street vegan eats – all tried and tested by us!
On the Go
Benugo offers all sorts of vegan food to take away. From its berries and chia pudding to the vegan pastry box, the breakfast menu has something for everyone. Lunchtime options include a Chennai-inspired chickpea wrap, the nutrient-packed Plant Power Box, or a Middle Eastern mezze wrap filled with falafel, hummus, and aubergine tapenade. There’s plenty to enjoy at this lunchtime favourite.
Tasty meat-free options at Caffè Nero include a “chicken” and pesto toastie and a vegan sausage ciabatta. The chain also offers a selection of vegan snacks and sweet treats – we love the salted caramel and chocolate vegan cheesecake.
We love Costa Coffee’s Vegan Smoky Ham & Cheeze Toastie. Other vegan options include the rocky road, the fruity flapjack, and the indulgent Chocolate & Caramelised Biscuit Loaf. And, of course, Costa has a range of drinks that can be made vegan or always come that way, like the refreshing and indulgent Blueberry Bubble Frappé & Light Whip.
With locations throughout the UK, you’ll never be far from Greggs’ famous vegan sausage roll, introduced by the chain following a PETA petition signed by over 20,000 supporters. You can also grab the delicious Vegan Sausage Breakfast Roll, the Vegan Mexican Chicken-Free Bake or the Vegan Southern Fried Chicken-Free Baguette – ask for it heated. Enjoy them with a side of southern-fried potato wedges and a glazed ring doughnut. Thank you, Greggs!
LEON has some fantastic vegan options, including the PETA Vegan Food Award–winning LOVe Burger or the vegan sausage and sourdough muffin. The popular takeaway spot also serves delectable egg- and dairy-free sweet treats, such as vegan cookies and billionaire’s shortbread.
Whatever the time of day, Pret has you covered. Breakfast options include the Coconut & Quinoa Porridge, the Very Berry Croissant, and the Acai & Almond Butter Bowl. For lunch or a light dinner, you can choose from a variety of soups and sandwiches, including the Avo, Olive & Toms Baguette and Red Thai Veg Soup. There are sweet treats, too, including the Dark Chocolate & Almond Butter Cookie and the Almond Butter Bites (which are a PETA office favourite).
In addition to offering plant-based milks for all its drinks, this coffee chain stocks some exciting vegan food options, including the Beyond Meat Breakfast Sandwich, a spinach and pea falafel wrap, and a luscious banana caramel muffin.
Subway serves up the flavourful vegan Rockin’ Moroccan sub, and the Plant Patty and the Meatless Philly can also be made vegan – simply ask for the non-dairy cheese. The popular sandwich chain uses a selection of vegan sauces, including aioli, to spice things up. Leave room for the PETA Vegan Food Award–winning vegan chocolate cookie. Delish!
West Cornwall Pasty Co’s vegan steak pasty uses generously seasoned pea protein, achieving the authentic taste of a traditional pasty without harming any animals. The chain’s spicy chickpea rolls are also a must-try. More, please!
Vegan sushi (including Avo Baby Rolls), the Veggie Meatless Meatballs Teriyaki Rice Bowl, Vegetable Fusion Gyoza, and Katsu Curry Stir-Fry Style Udon Noodles are available across the nation at this high-street favourite, and they’re not the only delicious plant-based delights on the menu! The chain’s vegan options are healthy, nutritious, and animal-friendly.
Ask for the vegan menu at wagamama and you’ll find delicious options for every course, including the Yasai Pad Thai, the Vegan “Chicken” Kare Lomen No Duck Donburi (featuring a vegan egg), and the PETA Vegan Food Award–winning Vegatsu. We recommend trying the bang bang cauliflower, crispy chilli mushrooms, or sticky vegan ribs to start and the battered banana katsu served with miso caramel ice cream for dessert. There are plenty of vegan options on the menu for kids, too!
Whether you’re after something hot or cold, Wasabi’s vegan fare has it all. From an assortment of vegan sushi, bento, and soup to a pumpkin katsu curry and yummy mochi treats, there’s something to satisfy any craving.
YO! Sushi’s menu is packed with vegan goodies, which is why it won a PETA Vegan Food Award two years in a row. Favourites include the gorgeous gyoza and shiitake mushroom ramen, inari taco, chargrilled “steak” teriyaki, and pumpkin katsu curry. Finish it off with the chocolate Dough.Chi vegan ice cream bites!
Burgers and Fast Food
Burger King offers vegan nuggets, fries, and the popular Vegan Royale, a crispy vegan chicken patty with lettuce and vegan mayo, served in a toasted sesame seed bun. Also available is the Plant Based BaKon King and Plant-Based WHOPPER. While these are cooked on the same grill as meat, they are made with only vegan ingredients, so no animals are harmed.
Grab a slice of your favourite pizza from the Domino’s vegan menu. Be impressed by the Plant-Based Peppy-roni’s tasty vegan meat toppings, or load up on veggies with the vegan Vegi Supreme. Plus, the moreish Plant-Based Nuggets go perfectly with the vegan garlic and herb dip.
Frankie & Benny’s huge vegan range has something for everyone. With vegan BBQ wings, hot dogs, pizzas, pastas, and burgers, you’ll need to make a few visits to try them all. There’s even vegan mac ‘n’ cheese topped with soya mince in a delicately spiced tomato sauce. Don’t forget dessert, as choices include a vegan chocolate chip shake and the Speculoos Hot Cookie Dough.
Looking for a vegan loaded burger? Try the Californian, which is topped with vegan cheese, smashed avocado, and mayo, or bite into The Beyond & Cheese, made with a satisfying Beyond Meat patty, vegan cheese, and mayo. Pair this with onion rings or fries and a vegan vanilla milkshake.
Choose a traditional or teriyaki flavour Beyond Burger served with rosemary-salted chips. Sides include vegan chipotle mayo and onion rings, and there’s a vegan burger on the kids’ menu, too.
KFC’s award-winning vegan chicken burger boasts all the taste of KFC – without any cruelty to chickens. The bespoke Quorn fillet is coated with the brand’s famous 11 herbs and spices and topped with iceberg lettuce and vegan mayo, all sandwiched in a soft glazed bun. Add a side of BBQ beans and a corn cobette, and you’ve got yourself a meal.
McDonald’s long-awaited McPlant has a juicy Beyond Meat patty topped with vegan mayo, a slice of melty dairy-free cheese, and the chain’s secret vegan burger sauce. With around 1,300 restaurants across the UK, McDonald’s McPlant makes it easier than ever to eat vegan on the go. Want fries or some veggie dippers with that? Go ahead, they’re vegan, too.
From salads to wraps, eating vegan at Nando’s is easy. Try the spiced chickpea pitta or The Great Imitator: PERi-Plant strips served in a wrap with plant-based garlic PERinaise, lettuce, and chilli jam. Just add your favourite sides – we love the PERi-Salted Chips and garlic bread. (Yes – they’re also vegan!)
Papa John’s was the first national delivery chain to launch vegan cheese pizzas in the UK, and its range keeps growing. Build your own or choose one of the several vegan options available – like The Vegan Works with vegan sausage and “pepperoni”. Vegan sides include cauliflower wings, vegan chicken nuggets, and vegan cheese potato tots. What better way to finish than with a tub of Ben & Jerry’s Cookies On Cookie Dough vegan ice cream or a portion of Cinnapie Sticks?
We love Pizza Hut’s vegan stuffed crust and its Vegan Pepperphoni Feast heaped with meat-free pepperoni and vegan cheese. Give us that with a side of Southern Fried Nuggets to share and the erroneously named I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheesecake – not only is it cheesecake, it’s the best kind: vegan cheesecake!
TGI Fridays offers delicious vegan chicken strips, which can be enjoyed in classic dishes like tacos, nachos, and fajitas. Don’t miss the potato skins loaded with plant-based bacon pieces and Applewood vegan cheese, served with avocado and lime.
Long-running burger chain Wimpy has been serving plant-based bean burgers since 1986. Its latest addition is simply called the Vegan Burger and features a juicy patty with iceberg lettuce, sliced tomato, red onions, and a dollop of vegan mayo.
Pubs and Bars
All Bar One’s vegan burger is packed to the rafters with a succulent Meatless Farm patty, Violife cheese, tomato, jalapeños, and coriander salsa. The chain’s brunch menu boasts a vegan breakfast of scrambled tofu with spinach, vegan sausages, tomato and chickpea stew, roasted mushroom, avocado, and beetroot hash. For a slightly lighter bite, grab a falafel wrap or vegan nachos or try the tasty butternut squash and falafel bowl. Finish off with the Caramel Biscuit Torte.
Beefeater’s Vegan House Burger, featuring a GARDEN GOURMET Sensational Burger, is topped with Violife cheese and THIS bacon rashers and served with a side of fries and slaw. You should also try the BBQ Mushroom Tower served with skinny fries on a stone-baked flatbread. If you’re going for Sunday lunch, order the plant-based chicken breast with all the trimmings. Room for dessert? Try the Chocolate Layer Torte topped with raspberry sauce and paired with vegan vanilla ice cream.
Choose from the vegan burger in a brioche-style bun or the “chicken” breast doused in BBQ sauce and Violife cheese with THIS Isn’t Bacon and sliced tomato. The delectable Chocolate Layer Torte makes for the perfect dessert.
Whether you’re looking for a full cooked breakfast or a three-course meal, Cosy Club’s vegan menu has you covered. Options include a vegan shakshuka with crispy chickpeas, a vegan cheeseburger, succulent bang bang cauliflower, and a vegan baked vanilla cheesecake to finish.
At Greene King’s Flaming Grill pubs, you’ll find dishes such as Spicy Mexican Enchiladas, a Beyond Burger, and vegan nachos. Save some space, though, because the menu also features a warm Bramley apple pie with vegan ice cream.
Start with a sharing plate of vegan nachos – or by tucking into the famous Unlimited Salad Bar – before moving on to dishes such as Chilli Non Carne or The Beyond Burger, topped with melted “cheese” and burger sauce. You could even start your day with a Harvester vegan fry-up. Finish with a tasty Vegan Sundae Best or apple and blackberry crumble.
Hungry Horse has vegan options available at over 280 pubs across the UK. They include delights such as the Beyond Meat Stack burger, mushroom and ale pie, and roast vegetable lasagne. There is even a vegan fish and chip option featuring Omni fishless fillets served with mushy peas. To satisfy your sweet tooth, try the apple and berry crumble or indulgent chocolate torte.
Ask for the vegan menu at this relaxed café-and-bar chain. It has a wide selection, including a vegan bacon butty, Beyond Meat cheeseburger, tasty salad bowls, and an extremely tempting vegan carrot cake. Try the chocolate and raspberry torte, which won “best dessert” at the PETA Vegan Food Awards.
Marston’s bagged a PETA Vegan Food Award for its vegan menu back in 2018, and it’s easy to see why. The menu features a Holy Guacamole burger with crispy hash browns and spicy BBQ sauce, bang bang cauliflower, and a vegan pizza. Desserts include a warm chocolate brownie served with chocolate and blood orange ice cream.
Premium Country Pubs venues offer a full vegan menu with a choice of several starters and mains – the sweet potato massaman curry is a must-try. Top it all off with one of the tempting desserts, such as the Salted Caramel Billionaires Bar, blackcurrant mousse, or apple and damson crumble. Yum!
Vegan options include a cooked breakfast, sausage bap, and the Double Dopsu No-Beef Burger with Violife cheese and burger sauce. For dessert, check out the luscious Banoffee Cheezcake.
Slug & Lettuce has some standout vegan dishes on its menu – including the plant-based breakfast, Plant Power Sandwich, and Mushroom and Sheese Burger. You can also count on the chain for some tasty sweet treats, such as salted caramel cheesecake bites with the much-loved Lotus Biscoff sauce or salted caramel chocolate brownie bites served with Belgian chocolate sauce and raspberries.
Stonegate pubs have one of the best vegan menus out there, with lots of choice including a full cooked breakfast, loaded quesadillas, vegan mac ‘n’ cheese, hot dogs, burgers, cauliflower wings, and an indulgent Lotus Biscoff cheesecake for dessert. Find your local one here.
Table Table’s menu of pub classics includes several vegan options, such as Vegan Cheezeburger Topped Fries, the GARDEN GOURMET Sensational Burger with vegan cheese, and a chocolate torte for dessert.
In the mood for a seriously delicious vegan roast? Toby Carvery has you covered. Also on the menu is a spiced vegetable tart and roast mushroom and ale pie. For dessert, try a classic apple pie served with soya custard.
Start with a portion of slow-roasted tomato arancini followed by the oyster mushroom burger, or for a lighter option, go for the roasted vegetable wrap with a side salad. This chain also offers a candied vegetable roast on its Sunday menu, and the apple, blackcurrant, and cherry crumble can be made vegan.
You’ll find a Wetherspoon on almost every high street. Its vegan menu includes bao buns, Beyond Meat burgers, curries, Quorn nuggets, a BBQ jackfruit panini, pizzas, and “fish” and chips. For breakfast, try the vegan fry-up.
ASK Italian, get Italian with this impressive selection of pizzas and pasta dishes. Have a big appetite? Add on vegan dough balls, bruschetta, garlic bread, and THIS Isn’t Chicken goujons. End on a sweet and tangy note with the blood orange and chocolate tart served with raspberry sorbet.
From start to finish, there is plenty of choice at Bella Italia. Ask for a side of vegan meatballs or vegan mozzarella on your garlic bread and then choose from a variety of pizzas or pasta dishes. Make sure you leave room for the vegan cookie dough or Chocolate Dough.Chi Balls – three chocolate ice cream balls coated in double chocolate cookie dough. Che bella!
At Franco Manca, there are vegan specials every day and you can choose Violife cheese instead of mozzarella for any pizza. Finish with chocolate and blood orange ice cream.
This popular high-street brand has lots of tempting vegan dishes. Starters include its famous vegan dough balls and garlic bread with vegan cheese, and among the many vegan pizzas are the award-winning Vegan Giardiniera and the Vegan American Hot Classic (with smoky jackfruit pepperoni). A sorbet or its luscious frosted vegan carrot cake is the perfect way to end this meal.
At Prezzo, Italian food lovers can go for the rigatoni arrabbiata or vegan spaghetti bolognese or create their own vegan pizza with dairy-free cheese and their favourite toppings – including vegan chicken, “pepperoni”, and lots of veggies. Make sure you leave room for the Lotus Biscoff cheesecake!
Zizzi’s options include its Rustica Italian Garden pizza and a hearty lentil ragu. Pair this with the brand’s crispy gnocchi dumplings or vegan meatballs. You also can’t go wrong with the Vegan Rainbow Lasagne, with butternut squash, beetroot, red onion, and spinach. Sweet treats include the irresistible Zillionaire’s Fudge Cake: a warm chocolate fudge cake layered with salted caramel sponge, finished with honeycomb pieces. Take THAT, fruit salad!
Bill’s carries a good selection of delicious and filling vegan options. For breakfast, try the Plant Plate with scrambled OGGS. Dinner options include a Dirty Vegan Burger or plant-based curry with soya chunks. Finish off with the chocolate and salted caramel tart served with coconut ice cream.
The UK’s biggest Mexican restaurant chain is taking vegan food to the Mex level with its excellent offerings. Its vegan menu includes jackfruit tacos, loaded wedges, and enchiladas. Try the Oumph! vegan meat skewers, and finish with cinnamon-dusted churros with chocolate sauce or the white chocolate and passion fruit tart served with vegan vanilla ice cream.
This French restaurant offers a full vegan breakfast with Moving Mountains sausages and THIS Isn’t Bacon. The à la carte menu offers a Moving Mountains burger with vegan cheese, truffle mayonnaise, caramelised red onion, and fries. The triple-cooked truffle chips are also vegan, as is the chocolate salted caramel tart.
Giraffe’s vegan menu presents a plant-based take on favourites from around the globe. Highlights include the vegan versions of its Japanese katsu curry and Thai duck stir fry as well as its Rodeo, Classic Cheese or California burgers. Finish with a warm chocolate fudge cake with vegan vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.
If tapas and fajitas are your thing, Las Iguanas is the place for you. Its vegan offering comprises dishes such as the Bahian jackfruit curry, Fiesta Ensalada, nachos with vegan cheese, a chocolate truffle bar, or OGGS sticky toffee pudding. You may have to specify you want the vegan versions of certain items. Pass the patatas, please.
This growing Caribbean chain with 50 locations across the UK offers a wide range of vegan options from jerk “chicken” to jackfruit curry marinated in toasted aromatic spices. Try the pulled jackfruit or vegan fried chicken burgers with a side of sweet plantain, then spice things up with a chilli chocolate brownie to close.
Wahaca is working on its planet-friendly choices and has a dedicated vegan menu with delicious dishes such as nachos, tostadas, and quesadillas. Choose from “chicken”, plantain, or mushroom tacos. For dessert, try the churros served with vegan chocolate sauce or Jude’s vegan chocolate ice cream.
Ben’s Cookies has outlets in 13 different regions across the UK. Pop by to try the irresistible vegan milk chocolate chunk. Because we know one is never enough, why not also try the vegan double chocolate chunk or order a box of seven to share with your pals?
Dessert parlour Creams Cafe has a menu brimming with vegan treats, including sundaes, crepes, waffles, milkshakes, sorbets, cookie dough, and more! Found at around 100 locations across the UK, Creams’ vegan treats are almost always right around the corner. Order the vegan waffle, crepe, or cookie dough for dine-in or takeaway and top it with gooey vegan chocolate sauce. Plus, Creams is available on Deliveroo, Uber Eats, and Just Eat.
This growing chain of dessert parlours boasts an impressive array of vegan options, including its Lotus Biscoff waffle, cookie dough brownie with vanilla ice cream, blackcurrant crumble with warm custard, sundaes, and a banana and toffee milkshake.
Available for delivery and collection, choose from the vegan strawberry iced ring, fudge brownie bliss, chocolate custard, salted caramel, or classic vegan glaze doughnuts.
Choose from a heady variety of vegan cakes, cupcakes, and brownies. You’ll be spoilt for choice with options like luscious red velvet, Victoria sponge, and cherry and pistachio layer cake. Also on offer is an irresistible collection of cupcakes and brownies. It even does a vegan wedding cake!
Note: Menus, availability, and recipes are subject to change and may vary between locations.
As more and more consumers become aware of the horrific abuse and suffering of the animals bred for our plates as well as the environmental and health benefits of eating vegan, the demand for vegan options is only going to increase. And the more tasty plant-based foods that are available, the more people will buy them. Every time you order or request a vegan meal, snack, or drink, you’re casting a powerful vote with your wallet.
If your favourite restaurant is missing from the list, let it know. Reach out on social media or send the company a friendly e-mail to ask for vegan cheese or non-dairy milk – the power is in your hands! And if you’d like to find out more about vegan living, order a free vegan starter kit today or take our 30-day vegan pledge: