Vegetarian fast food options: Subs, pitas and falafels
Chains that sell submarine sandwiches or pitas tend to be great places for vegetarians, especially if you each cheese. Worst comes to worst one can just order a sandwich with all the veggie fillings and condiments.
Multi-cultural citys like Toronto have numerous independent falafel places that offer excellent fast food. Falafel sandwiches are good and cheap vegan fare. Falafel is a signature Middle Eastern pita sandwich filled with crispy balls of deep-fried chickpea batter, veggies and tahini sauce. These places also offer vegan dishes like baba ganoush (eggplant dip), hummus, foul and stuffed vine leaves.
This chain has numerous locations in Toronto and is a GREAT option for vegans! In addition to great falafels, they also serve the following dishes which are vegan: Okra, Kidney beans, Lima beans, Cauliflower stew, Bazela, Eggplant mosaga, Garlic potatoes, Mixed veggie, Green lentil salad, Chickpea salad, Beet salad, Cabbage salad, Fatoush salad, Taboule, Veggie samosas, Red lentil soup, Stuffed peppers, Cabbage rolls, and Grape leaves. For the falafel itself, their garlic paste, hummous, hot sauce, and tahini are all vegan.
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Over 3,600 locations in the U.S and Canada
Surprise! While there aren’t really any savoury items that are guaranteed vegan (their fries and curly fries even state they may contain eggs and milk) the apple and blueberry turnovers can offer a dessert option if you’re on the road and desperate!
Jimmy the Greek
At Jimmy the Greek you can get a basic falafel, as their falafel itself, pita, olives, hummus, and hot sauce are vegan. For sides you can also get rice, roasted potatoes, dolmades, and olives.
The Pita Pit
Over 220 locations across Canada and the U.S.
Vegan fillings for your pita include Baba Ganoush, Falafel, Garden+, Hummus, Spicy Black Bean, and you can have them in the white, whole wheat, or gluten-free pitas. There’s lots of fun sauces to choose from including Balsamic Vinaigrette, BBQ, Franks Hot Sauce, Mustard, Special Sauce (greek), Sweet and Spicy Thai, Teriyaki Sauce. Click here for their ingredient list.
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Put together a health, tasty sub with the usual selection of veggie toppings and any of the following buns: White, Wheat, Pizza Flatbread, Whole Wheat wrap, Ciabatta. Vegan sauces to choose from are BBQ, Four Pepper Chili Sauce, Yellow Mustard, Zesty Grille Sauce. You can read their ingredient lists here.
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Subway now has a vegan patty you can ask for on your sub in addition to the typical vegan veggie toppings. For sauces you can choose from Italian sub sauce, mustard, Sweet Onion Sauce, and their black bean soup is vegan too. Note: Subway states that their bread contains one or multiple of the following: enzymes (lipase, xylanase, amylase), lactic acid, which some vegans choose to avoid. Their wrap does not contain these items.