There’s very few vegan-friendly options available at Cracker Barrel, so few that it’s pretty much impossible to have a real meal as a vegan at Cracker barrel. You can have a pretty alright snack at Cracker Barrel, well if you like Baked potatoes, as that’s pretty much your only vegan-friendly option to choose from.
That’s a bit of a hyperbolic statement; there’s a few other vegan options to choose from that we’ll go over below, but to put it simply, avoid eating at Cracker Barrel if you’re a vegan. It’s not a fun, tasty, or enjoyable experience. Hit up a different “breakfast” place like Ihop which has pretty ok vegan options or Denny’s which has amazing vegan options.
Vegan Side Dishes at Cracker Barrel:
- Plain Oatmeal (Specify to make it with water)
- Plain Grits (Specify to make it with water)
- Fresh Sliced Apples
- Fresh Fruit Cup
- Plain Baked Potato
- Homestyle Fries
- Tater Rounds
- Multigrain Toast
- Country Vegetable Plate
- Pinto Beans
- Breaded Fried Okra
- Fried Apples
- Mixed Greens Salad (No Croutons or Cheese, pick vegan dressing below)
That’s everything vegan (other than drinks and sauces/salad-dressings) available at Cracker Barrel currently. While Cracker Barrel’s allergen statement claims the other vegetable side-dishes they sell are dairy and egg-free in practice many of the restaurants still claim they use butter, and others claim they use lard or other non-vegan ingredients.
Because of that, we didn’t list the other vegetable-entrees as vegan, as generally from what we’ve experienced, and what others have told us recently, they’re generally non-vegan and you shouldn’t rely on them being vegan at the location you might be visiting. Feel free to ask them and make your decision from there, but I’d be wary as some people say they’ve been told it’s butter-free then they tasted butter when it was served to them.
Vegan Sauces & Salad Dressings at Cracker Barrel:
- Fat-Free Italian Dressing
- Balsamic Herb Vinaigrette
- Low-Sugar Fruit Spread
- Sugar-Free (Maple-like) Syrup
- 100% Natural (Maple) Syrup
Thankfully cracker barrel does have a few vegan salad dressings and some maple syrups, so you can have a little more than just a plain baked potato. But I’d still say it’s not a good place for vegans to eat since there’s no real plant-based/vegan meal options that really make sense and are satisfying.