What is vegan at Chili’s?

Chili’s typically offers several vegan options such as guacamole with tortilla chips, salsa and chips, Southwest Vegetable Soup, salads with some modification and fries which is considered vegan since they use vegetable oil for cooking and they don’t use animal products for the seasoning.. Furthermore, some of the Chili’s locations may have a black bean burger on their menu which is vegan according to Chili’s allergenic guide. In addition you can make some pretty decent tacos or fajitas with large varieties of plant-based toppings such as black bean and salsa.

What are the vegan options on Chili’s menu?

Chili’s offers pretty good vegan items to be honest. Let’s start with the plant-based appetizers:

  • Bottomless Tostada Chips & Salsa
  • Fresh Guacamole & Chips.

Also, there are many pretty good cruelty-free side dishes at the fast-food chain:

  • Black Beans
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Fries
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Mexican Rice
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Tortillas

Some of the salads with a little modification can be vegan at Chili’s:

  • Side House Salad – exclude cheese and croutons
  • Caribbean Salad – exclude the meat and the cheese.

I saved the best for last, the black bean patty. While there are no direct vegan substitutes such as Impossible burger, still you can make a decent vegan burger.

  • How to make vegan burgers at Chili’s? Select any burger – I recommend the old timer – and Customize it! Substitute the beef patty with black bean patty and remove every animal product such as cheese.

Unfortunately, Chili’s doesn’t have any vegan desserts.

Are Chili’s fries vegan?

Yes, fries at Chili’s are considered plant-based since it is marked as vegan on Chili’s allergenic guide. However, it is cooked in a shared fryer with meat products, so you should be aware of the cross contamination.

Are Chili’s Ice Cream vegan?

No, it isn’t. Chili’s vanilla ice cream contains dairy products, so it is only considered vegetarian.

Does Chili’s has veggie burgers?

Certainly it does! While there is no vegan burger on Chili’s menu, still you can make pretty good plant-based burgers. Thankfully, black bean patties are vegan according to the restaurant, so you can customize any burger to be plant-based.

Does Chili’s has veggie fajita?

Yes, you can have veggie fajita if you customize the regular one. Substitute the meat products with black bean patties and remove the dairy products.

Does Chili’s has an impossible burger?

No, Chili’s doesn’t have impossible burgers or other meat substitutes, however they do have black bean patties which are as good as impossible or beyond meat patties and also it is vegan!

Where can you find Chili’s with vegan options?

Chili’s a nationwide fast-food restaurant chain, so you will have an easy time finding chili’s with vegan options. There are a lot of Chili’s in New York state, Texas, California, and Nevada especially in Las Vegas.

What fast-food restaurants offer vegan options?

There are many other restaurant chains that offer better or the same amount of vegan options. For breakfast, I suggest you starbucks where you can find many various vegan bagels. Burger King’s impossible whooper is probably a little bit better plant-based burger option than Chili’s. For sweet tooths, ColdStone is the best place where you can enjoy your own vegan ice cream creation. 

What are the vegan options in Applebee’s?

In my point of view, Applebee’s vegan options are as good as Chili’s. Both of them have chips and guacamole (you have to substitute white queso at Applebee’s). Also, fries are vegan at Applebees and the fast-food chain has an Impossible burger that is as good as black patty. However, Chili’s appears to offer a slightly wider selection of vegan sides and toppings which can be useful, when you are customizing your order.

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