Everything Vegan at KFC (Late-2021)

KFC Logo Vegan Menu Options

While KFC definitely isn’t very vegan friendly, just like most “chicken” places aren’t very vegan friendly. They do have more options than some other “Chicken” places, such as Bojangles or Popeyes though.

As this guide is primarily for North Americans, although it applies to most countries as well, if you’re in the UK you have a few more vegan options such as Onion rings and Beans. The fries and everything else below is vegan there as well.

KFC in the UK is apparently testing out Vegan/Vegetarian fried chicken in some of their locations, so if you’re in the UK ask about it and see if it’s vegan at your location — Beyond Fried Chicken is now being tested in many US-markets as well, ingredient wise it’s 100% vegan, however it’s fried in the same fryers, so if that’s a no-go for you avoid it.

KFC Vegan Menu Options:

  • BBQ Baked Beans
  • Corn on the Cob (request no butter)
  • Green Beans
  • Potato Wedges (Fries)
  • Sweet Kernel Corn (request no butter)
  • House Side Salad (No Cheese)
  • Mazetti Light Italian Dressing
  • Apple Turnover
  • Apple Sauce

That’s everything vegan at KFC other than their sauces which I’ll list those below and their drinks which are all vegan (other than milk, duh).

Unfortuantely their mashed potatoes contain milk in them by default, so they aren’t vegan.

Vegan Sauces at KFC:

  • Mazetti Light Italian Dressing
  • Grape Jelly
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Ketchup Packet
  • Lemon Juice Packet
  • Summertime BBQ Sauce
  • Sweet N Tangy Sauce

So how's KFC for a Vegan?

I’d say it isn’t too bad, I mean it’s way better than I expected it to be. They don’t fry their potatoes in beef fat as many restaurants do, they also don’t add unnecessary milk to Green beans, nor do they add bacon to their beans.

Their potato wedges are vegan, as well as their corn, and their corn isn’t even salted so it’s actually healthy.

While Kentucky fried chicken would never be my first choice to eat at, I feel like I could have a healthy satisfying meal from them. I’d probably order a family size order of corn on the cob (without butter) and then order some fries or green beans.

Hopefully KFC brings their vegetarian fried “chicken” to the world one day rather than just some locations in the UK.