13 Fast Food Chains That Secretly Have Vegan-Friendly Options

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Fast food and vegan are two phrases we wouldn't say go hand in hand. Not only do meat and cheese seem to rule the brown-bag, on-the-fly food game, but we also don't always know what is being used to frying that stuff up. And up until this moment we were pretty certain that there wasn't a vegan option to be had at many favorite chains. Vegan and craving some Taco Bell? Fuggedaboutit. But fam, we were wrong.
It turns out, after a bit of digging, we were able to find meat- and dairy-free options from some of the top drive-thru spots across the nation (13 to be exact). Some are hacks, some are actual menu items, and many are viable meal options. From McDonalds, to Burger King, and even Dominos Pizza — customers have taken to Instagram and shared their #veganfastfood success stories — proving that with just a bit of curiosity and creativity you too can enjoy a hot batch of waffle fries. (Since many of these items are off-menu and certain chains say they can't guarantee items being free of allergens, anyone with food allergies should take extra precautions.)
So click on to see which joints made the cut — and let us know your vegan order hacks in the comments below!
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Little Caesars
Crazy Bread & Sauce Combo (order without Parmesan cheese).
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Broccoli Cheese Baked Potato (without the cheese)
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Fruit & Maple Oatmeal (without cream)
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Au Bon Pain
12 Veggie Soup
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Veggie or Sofritas Burrito (without cheese)
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Panera Bread
Black Bean Soup
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Taco Bell
Crunch Wrap Supreme (with black beans instead of beef made fresca-style — no sour cream or cheese)

Many of TB's options can be made in a similar style
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Waffle Potato Fries
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White Castle
Veggie Sliders
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Veggie Delite Sandwich Or Salad
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Domino's Pizza
Veggie Pizza (order without cheese)
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Moe's South West Grill
Burrito (with tofu and no cheese)

Many of Moe's options can be made in a similar style
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