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Apr 10

Eating Vegan with McDonald’s’ Menu

Mention McDonald’s to any new vegan and you’re likely to get a mixed reaction of a cringe, anger, panic and certainly frustration. McDonald’s isn’t a favorite among vegans, but you can find one anywhere and everyone knows someone who eats there. You may be one of the unlucky vegans who have to rely on finding choices that match your diet at McDonald’s because a family member forces you to eat there. Perhaps it’s the only fast food option closest to your job for your lunch break. Maybe you just need a quick way to grab breakfast and a coffee in the morning at a drive-through.

McDonald's Vegan Side SaladImage Copyright McDonald’s.

So what does McDonald’s have to offer someone following a vegan diet? The first thing that pops into everyone’s mind is a side salad. Although it is on the dollar menu, for many this isn’t the most appetizing choice. But don’t give up hope just yet! McDonald’s has been expanding their menu and there are more options for vegans than you may have guessed.

For the morning commute McDonald’s serves Coffee and Espresso. These can be ordered black and you can add soy milk at the office. If you’re hungry you can order a Bagel or English Muffin with Liquid Margarine. McDonald’s also offers an overlooked breakfast item – Oatmeal with Diced Apples and a Cranberry Raisin Blend. Be sure to ask for this without cream.

McDonald's Vegan OatmealImage Copyright McDonald’s.

For lunch or dinner a little creativity can go a long way. Many of McDonald’s ingredients can be made to order to make a meal of your choice. Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Pickles, Sauteed Mushrooms, the Southwest Vegetable Blend and other options can be ordered on a bun or mixed into a side salad.

McDonaldland Cookies VeganImage Copyright McDonald’s.

Should you find yourself needing a snack it may surprise you that the McDonaldland Cookies are vegan. For many vegans the thought of eating at McDonald’s is unpleasant. But maybe there’s some comfort to be had knowing you can take a bite out of Ronald McDonald’s head! To see all of the vegan choices on McDonald’s menu visit Vegan Eating Out’s McDonald’s Vegan Menu.