Ah, The Cheesecake Factory—great for enjoying food and even better for reading novels. I’m, of course, talking about the restaurant’s huge menu—which just so happens to include a ton of vegan options!

To make it easier to pick, we put together a list of all the vegan choices available. Once you’re done deciding what to get, you can show your friends and family this list, which will save time AND save lives:


  • Vegan Cobb Salad
  • Super Antioxidant Salad
  • California Guacamole Salad (Hold the feta cheese and the avocado cream drizzle.)
  • Kale and Quinoa Salad (Hold the Parmesan cheese.)
  • Falafel Salad (Order it without feta cheese and with a vegan dressing.)
  • Fresh Vegetable Salad (Hold the white cheddar.)
  • French Country Salad (Hold the goat cheese.)
  • Tossed Green Salad (Hold the croutons.)
  • Endive Salad (Hold the blue cheese.)

Vegan Cobb Salad from The Cheesecake Factory @cheesecakefactory (Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA, USA but also national US chain). Now on their "Specials" menu, and yes it clearly identifies it as vegan right on the menu! Crisp Lettuce topped with Grilled Asparagus, Green Beans, Roasted Beets, Avocado, Cucumber, Tomato, Garbanzo Beans, Quinoa, Almonds, and Sunflower Seeds with a House Vinaigrette. Not exactly what I was expecting for a Cobb (maybe hoping for some @phoney_baloneys coconut bacon and @miyokoschinner vegan cheese crumbles?), but it was delicious nonetheless. Now hopefully this will do well so they add more vegan items…perhaps vegan cheesecake?! ??? Thank you to Jennifer K for giving me the heads up on this new menu item.? #vegan #whatveganseat #vegansofinstagram #vegansofig #vegansofoc #veganfood #vegancobbsalad #cobbsalad #vegansalad #cheesecakefactory #irvinespectrum #veganfortheanimals #veganforlife

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Salad Dressing

  • Mildly Spicy Avocado Dressing (Hold the avocado cream drizzle.)
  • Lemon-Blueberry Vinaigrette
  • House Vinaigrette
  • Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  • Shallot Vinaigrette

Appetizers, Soups, and Sides

  • Plain or Soy-Glazed Edamame (steamed, salted soybeans)
  • French Fries
  • Green Beans (Hold the butter.)
  • Sweet Potato Fries (Order them without the chipotle mayo.)
  • Corn Succotash (Hold the butter.)
  • Sautéed Spinach (Hold the butter.)
  • Fresh Broccoli
  • Fresh Asparagus
  • SkinnyLicious® Grilled Artichoke (Hold the aioli.)
  • Fire-Roasted Fresh Artichoke (Ask for oil instead of butter, and hold the garlic dip.)
  • Guacamole (Hold the sour cream.)
  • Beets (Hold the goat cheese.)
  • Lentil Soup


  • Veggie Burger (Hold the cheese and mayo, and ask for sourdough or wheat bread.)
  • Evelyn’s Favorite Pasta (The fusilli is vegan and gluten-free, and the rigatoni is vegan. Be sure to specify that you want the pasta tossed with olive oil instead of butter, and hold the Parmesan.)

When your friends and family realize that you helped them cut out the added fat and cruelty from their meals so efficiently, get ready for them to chant your name and cheer loudly, because no other reaction would make sense. 😉

Save lives at all the restaurants you go to! Check out our guides to eating vegan at Taco Bell, Red Robin, and even Starbucks.

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