Vegan KFC Fast Food Eating Guide

We are continuing our series on how to eat fast food as a vegan. Today’s article is vegan menu items at KFC. How many vegan items are on the menu at KFC?

Every time we do one of these articles we get lit up in the comments about how supporting fast food restaurants are bad, the food is still garbage even if it is vegan, and how no self respecting vegan would ever eat at these places. We get it. Believe me.

First, relax. Some people would really like to be able to go out to eat with their friends or families sometimes. Some people travel a lot and only have fast food as an option sometimes. There are a million reasons someone may want or need to eat at a fast food restaurant. In a perfect world no one would ever eat fast food. But alas, the world is not perfect. If this article doesn’t apply to you then just skip it and move on. It will be helpful for other people.

 

KFC Fries

kfc fries

 

There’s been a great deal of change over the last couple of years as fast food – or ‘fast casual’ as I think it’s now called – starts to respond to the lifestyle choices and health concerns of their patrons. I’ll be adding to this article the new vegan options that KFC has been rolling out, but one thing to immediately point out is:

KFC Fries Are NOT Vegan

So you can get the vegan burger, but no fries with it. Also, is it only me that finds it yucky they give you the specific product the oil was in? I don’t want to even think about ‘popcorn chicken’ if I’m reading this, just tell me it’s the same oil as ‘other non-vegan products. Also, ending with: ‘hey at least you can get beans and corn’ is only marginally better than the pasta and vegetables, but now I’m just complaining… I’m just pretty upset fries are no longer vegan at KFC.

29 thoughts on “Vegan KFC Fast Food Eating Guide”

  1. I’d like to thank you for these articles. I am a college student and being vegan can be expensive if I don’t have time to cook for myself. I usually find the time but sometimes I can’t. I like to avoid processed food but the bean burrito fresco style at Taco Bell has been a life saver between two jobs and classes. It’s a bummer you’re getting hate from privileged people who don’t understand the struggle. You really have done me a service. Thank you.

  2. Not every vegan, in fact many MANY vegans live in or travel to areas where there are ZERO restaurants that cater to vegans or even vegetarians. It’s good to,have these guides for when you’re in a pinch for something to eat and options are limited.

  3. Seems to be a lot of posts like this about kfc and taco bell etc. offering vegan “choices”. Well, my ‘choice’ is to NEVER EVER step foot in any of their establishments, never mind giving them a single penny so they can continue to mutilate and torture animals. And quite frankly I see their ploy to try and appeal to vegetarians/vegans is disgusting and purely self serving. These companies will NEVER have ANY animals best interest at heart. I suggest Vegans curious about it, take their business elsewhere, it’s about time Vegans had their own “fast” food establishments and we ALL should support those first.

    1. Thanks Colin, I’ve changed this now. This article generally needs an update which I’ll carry out shortly – thanks for writing.

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