We are continuing our very popular, yet controversial, series on how to eat vegan at fast food restaurants. After our last article, How to eat vegan at Taco Bell, I received over 20 complaint messages and lost over 100 Facebook fans. Just because I was trying to help people stay vegan if they had to eat at a fast food restaurant.
The problem with only looking at the negative vegans who messaged me is you have to compare it to the positive response. That was my most popular article in 3 weeks and I picked up over 400 new fans from that one post. Clearly most vegans like learning how to survive in the fast food jungle.
I have to travel a lot so I often find myself stranded in fast food hell. I also have a lot of friends and family that insist on going to eat at fast food restaurants and I like to spend quality time with those I love. One of the main reasons some people struggle with veganism is the alienation and isolation. Of course you can compensate for this by meeting new vegan friends. But you can’t replace your family. Sometimes compromises have to be made.
So with all of that being said, let’s look at how to order vegan at Wendy’s. The first option is going to be an obvious one of course. Salad.
Wendy’s Garden Side Salad
Most fast food restaurants have a side salad and Wendy’s is no exception. It’s not the largest salad ever but it will get the job done. And unlike a lot of fast food places you get more than one vegan dressing to choose from. You can have their Fat Free French, Italian Vinaigrette, or the Pomegranate Vinaigrette Dressing. Note, the latter is not available at all stores.
There are a few things you can add into the salad or request more of to bulk it up. Those include apple slices, red onion and tomato.
On the next page the heartiest vegan menu item at Wendy’s. It’s your main entree if you are vegan and eating at Wendy’s.