The Best Vegan-Friendly Chain Restaurants Around the World

Are you worried that going vegan will stop you from eating out at your favourite restaurants? You don’t need to be!

Plenty of chain restaurants around the world offer a wide range of delicious vegan options, and many even have dedicated vegan menus.

Keep reading to find out what you can eat at some of the best vegan-friendly chain restaurants, no matter where you’re located.

Chipotle (USA, UK, and Canada)

Chipotle sofritas burrito

Chipotle is a popular Tex Mex chain that’s amazing for vegans.

Start by choosing one of the following:

  • Burrito
  • Bowl
  • Tacos
  • Salad

If you’re in the US or Canada, you can then add vegan Sofritas, made from shredded tofu, before topping with salsa, guacamole, or fajita vegetables.

You won’t find Sofritas on the UK menu, but you can still choose from the following:

  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Fajita Vegetables
  • White/Brown Rice

And finally, you can top your meal with:

  • Fresh Tomato Salsa
  • Roasted Chilli Corn Salsa, Green Tomato Salsa, or Red Tomato Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Tortilla Chips

Since the food is so customisable, there’s something for almost everyone at Chipotle.

Zizzi (UK)

Zizzi vegan pizza

Zizzi was one of the first UK chains to offer vegan cheese on their pizzas, and it’s remained a firm favourite.

Ask for the vegan menu and you’ll be spoilt for choice. Starters include garlic bread, bruschetta, and spicy nuts. Mains include pizza with vegan mozzarella and your choice of toppings, lentil ragu, and spaghetti pomodoro.

For dessert, try the vegan dessert calzone – it’s filled with banana, caramelised pecans, and blueberries, and served with coconut and chocolate gelato.

Burger Fuel (New Zealand)

Burger Fuel vegan burger

Burger Fuel is a New Zealand chain that boasts two delicious vegan burgers.

The V8 Vegan Burger combines a pumpkin, carrot, chickpea and ginger pattie with melted vegan provolone cheese, miso pea mash, raw grated beetroot, chia seeds, salad, relish and vegan aioli.

The Combustion Tofu Burger is vegan if you ask for it without aioli and features organic tofu, teriyaki sauce, smashed avocado, and peanut sauce – yum.

From the sides menu, you can enjoy Spud fries, Kumara fries and Motobites.

YO! Sushi (UK and Worldwide)

Yo Sushi tofu katsu

Didn’t think YO! Sushi would have anything for vegans? You’re in for a pleasant surprise!

There are plenty of options, and they’re all clearly marked ‘ve’ on the menu.

Some of the most popular dishes include:

  • Vegetable Tempura
  • Tofu Katsu Curry
  • Cucumber Maki
  • Harusame Aubergine
  • Pumpkin Katsu
  • Vegetable Yakisoba
  • Vegetable Chahan

If you don’t see the dish that you want on the conveyor belt, you can order it direct to your table – so there’s no risk of not finding anything to eat.

YO! Sushi is mainly based in the UK, but also has international locations including Sydney, Copenhagen, Paris, and Saudi Arabia.

Grill’d (Australia)

Grill'd vegan burger

Grill’d is a burger restaurant with locations across Australia and some awesome vegan options.

The ‘Amazing Vegan Cheeseburger’ features a premium vegan “beef” patty with Dijon mustard, dill pickle, vegan cheese, Spanish onion, smoked sea salt, tomato sauce & vegan mayo. There’s also a hemp burger which can be made vegan by removing the tzatziki.

On the side, you can enjoy regular, sweet potato, or zucchini chips with tomato relish dip.

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