So, you’re a vegan and you find yourself at a Waffle House. You’re probably thinking, “What can I possibly eat here?” Don’t worry; I’ve been there and navigated the limited menu to find a few gems that can work for you.
Here’s my guide on what to order.
Vegan-Friendly Hash Browns
Your best bet for a vegan breakfast at Waffle House is Hash Browns. Now, it’s important to note that these are cooked on a communal grill, so cross-contamination with non-vegan items is likely.
If that’s not a deal-breaker for you, then go ahead and enjoy your Hash Browns.
Dress Up Your Hash Browns
Make your Hash Browns a little more exciting with these vegan add-ons:
- Sauteed Onions: A delicious way to bring out the natural sweetness in onions.
- Grilled Tomatoes: Add a dash of tartness and juiciness.
- Jalapeno Peppers: For those looking to kick up the heat.
- Grilled Mushrooms: Adds a touch of earthiness to your meal.
The Simplicity of Sliced Tomatoes
If Hash Browns aren’t your thing or you’re looking for something lighter, sliced tomatoes are a decent pick. Fresh and simple, they make for a good side.
Options for the Rest of the Day
Stick to the Salad
The Garden Salad is your main vegan option for lunch or dinner. It includes a blend of Iceberg and Romaine Lettuce, Shredded Carrots, Cabbage, and Diced Tomatoes.
As for the dressing, Fat Free Italian and Balsamic Vinaigrette are usually vegan, but it never hurts to check the ingredients.
Toast: The Misconception
You may read online that Waffle House toast is vegan, but according to their official nutrition information (link below), that’s not the case. All types of their toast include milk, so they’re off the menu for vegans.
What About Waffle House Grits?
Sorry, but the grits have both eggs and milk in them, making them a no-go for vegans.
And the Waffles?
Same deal as the grits — they contain eggs and milk.
Cross-Contamination Concerns with Hash Browns?
Yes, the Hash Browns are vegan, but they’re cooked on a shared grill. If that’s a concern for you, you might want to skip them.
In a Nutshell
Being vegan at Waffle House can be challenging, but it’s not impossible.
If you’re willing to overlook potential cross-contamination and are okay with a limited selection, you can still enjoy a meal here. So go ahead, make the best of your Waffle House experience!
Did you find this guide useful? Here are a couple of my other guides on how to eat vegan at other restaurants:
Want more information on ordering vegan at Waffle House? I recommend checking out the following resources: