Wendy’s may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of vegan food, but there are actually several surprising vegan items on the fast-food chain’s menu. With a little creative ordering, you’ll be on your way to a quick and tasty animal-free meal. Here’s how you do it:

Wendys Vegan Dinner


Natural-Cut Fries

The fries at Wendy’s are cooked in vegan oil with the skin on and are sprinkled with sea salt. Mmmm…

Baked Potato with Chives

Just be sure to nix the butter, cheese, and sour cream. (If you order this baby to go, you can always add your own vegan toppings later!)

Wendys Baked Potato

Apple Slices

A healthy alternative to fries.

Garden Side Salad

You can’t go wrong with a simple side salad! Just be sure to get vegan dressing and say no to croutons (they contain milk). You can amp up your salad by adding apple slices or extra tomatoes or red onion.

Wendy's Side Salad

Salad Dressings 

Light Spicy Asian Chili Vinaigrette

Pomegranate Vinaigrette Dressing

Light Balsamic Vinaigrette


Asian Cashew Chicken Salad

This huge salad is our favorite. It’s chock-full of goodies like edamame and peppers. Just say no to chicken and ask for extra cashews instead.


Veggie Sandwich

Order a “veggie sandwich.” It has all the veggies that come on a burger, without the animal body parts. Get it without mayonnaise and add ketchup and mustard.

Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

The Apple Pecan Chicken Salad base blend is vegan, so you just have to remove the chicken (duh), the bleu cheese crumbles, and the roasted pecans (as the glaze has milk in it)—try replacing them with cashews.

For Experienced Fast Food Lovers: The Frywich

The Wendy’s Veggie Sandwich with fries inside. A favorite among the most adventurous on-the-go vegans.

wendy's frywitch

Wendy’s Was Testing Out a Black Bean Burger at Select Locations

Wendy’s introduced its Black Bean Burger after customers started asking for a meatless option. The fast-food chain tested out the burger in Columbus, Ohio; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Columbia, South Carolina. They said they were “closely tracking consumer inquiries,” but the fast food chain has since remove the veggie option from all menus. ?

wendys black bean burger
Stunt performer, actor, and animal rights activist Steve-O had been campaigning for Wendy’s to put a vegan sandwich on the menu for a while, and he even visited one of the restaurants near Columbus, Ohio, to give it a try.

We’re asking Wendy’s to bring back the black bean burger! Let them know you want to try it in your area

In the mean time, check out their other options, or visit Taco Bell to get your fast food fix. (They have a ton of vegan options! ?) Remember: You don’t have to sacrifice convenience for compassion. With just a few simple adjustments, just about anything can be made cruelty-free.