Fast Food: Burger Chains

Last updated Dec 2020..

PLEASE NOTE: The items listed as vegan do not contain animal flesh, dairy, eggs, or honey products directly. However, we have not confirmed whether or not they may contain additives, preservatives, or chemical ingredients which are sometimes animal-derived, and the products may be cooked on the same equipment as animal products. 

Harvey’s

Allergy guide

Both their in house veggie burger and their Lighlife burgers are vegan by default. At Harvey’s you get to pick all your own toppings so you don’t need to worry about cheese or mayo being added without asking for it! For toppings, their relish, ketchup, mustard, medium wing sauce, and original BBQ sauce are vegan. In addition to egular fries, their onion rings are also vegan but NOT the deep fried pickles.

A&W

Allergy guide

A&W now serves the Beyond Burger as their veggie burger. It comes with mayo and another dairy-based sauce by default, so you need to request no mayo and no uncle sauce to make it vegan. The fries and sweet potato fries are vegan but request no chipotle mayonnaise dipping sauce. Note that their onion rings contain milk, but they do have root beer lollipops that are vegan for a unique treat! They state that all of the ingredients in their seeded buns, unseeded buns and English Muffins come from plant sources.

Burger King

Allergy guide

Unfortunately Burger King’s fries, veggie burger patty, and even their side garden salad all contain milk.

Hero Burger

Allergy guide

Hero Burger has many restaurants around Canada (mostly southern Ontario) and is known for its environmental stewardship. The “soul burger” patty is vegan but the regular Hero bun is not. The gluten free bun, ciabatta bun, and multigrain flatbread are all vegan, as are the fries, onion rings, and sweet potato fries. You can top your burger with vegan guacamole, crispy or sauteed onions, and choose from maple chipotle BBQ, pineapple mango, mustard, and zucchini relish for sauces. 

McDonald’s

While McDonald’s is certainly falling behind the times without any veggie burger in Canada yet, you can still treat yourself to some junk food if you are desperate or find yourself there with non-veg friends or family.

Their hashbrowns and baked apple and strawberry pies are vegan. You can also order smoothies if you ask for no yogurt. Beware of their fries which may have beef fat in them.

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B Good

According to their allergen list here, the following items are vegan:

Burgers – Southwest Veggie; Sweet Heat (Sweet Beet)
Protein Options – Poblano Quinoa Burger; Chickpea Burger; Beet Pineapple Burger; Black Bean Burger
Bun Options – Artisan bun
Salad – Spicy Avocado & Lime
Bowl – Fries; Sweet Potato Fries
Side – Avocado Toast; Roasted Squash Soup; Terra Chips
Smoothie – Kale Crush;
Dressings & Sauces – Balsamic Vinaigrette; Chipotle Vinaigrette; Red Wine Vinaigrette; Spicy Coconut Vinaigrette; Chipotle Puree; Marinara; Stubbs BBQ Sauce

KFC

KFC has it’s own plant-based menu now. https://www.kfc.ca/plant-based And yes – if you specifically order the plant-based chicken sandwich, the mayo on it is vegan too!

Wendy’s

Wendy’s is likewise missing out on the opportunity to please plant-based customers! The only vegan items here are fries and a plain baked potato.

Burger’s Priest

Burger’s Priest now has a vegan option: “The Vegan” (Our own vegan patty topped the way you like it with our BP vegan sauce. Our vegan patty is not cooked with protein. It is cooked on our bun grill which may come in contact with dairy. Source – https://theburgerspriest.com/our-menu/. )