Everything Vegan at Whataburger (Late-2021)
I’ve grown up in Texas and probably haven’t ever lived more than 5-10 minutes from a Whataburger despite living in many small towns, so this darn place is popular, at least where I’ve always lived. Honestly, I was never a big fan of them as I never ate burgers, or eggs, or really what makes them so popular.
I still don’t like them much, but now that’s because they have very little vegan options — which unfortunately has yet to change even in 2021. While many other burger joints like Carls Jr and Burger King have came out with vegan burgers, Whataburger still has no such alternative for us vegans. A real shame — but I don’t expect anything else from a Texas-centric place.
Vegan Food-Items at Whataburger:
- Regular buns
- Wheat Buns
- Texas Toast (no butter)
- Hash Browns
- Apple Slices
- French Fries
Their burger-toppings as in their cold vegetables (pickles, onion, etc) are obviously vegan as well, but otherwise that’s all they have. Their salads are generally premade, like most fast-food joints, but if they can make one without cheese (often they aren’t) the balsamic vinegar dressing would be your only option, as it should be vegan as well, however from my experience they’re prone to not having any quite often.
Vegan Drinks & Shakes at Whataburger:
- All Sodas
- Orange Juice
- (Black) Coffee
Unfortuantely they don’t have any vegan-options when it comes to their milkshakes, but hey, it’s whataburger what else can you expect.
So how does Whataburger look for a Vegan?
Not too great.
Your only real option to putting a meal together is to get some apple slices for some freshness and fries or preferably hash browns and making a sandwich with a bread of your choice. There’s just no real other way to put things together.
I’d avoid Whataburger as a Vegan unless I just wanted some fries, as they are at least vegan at Whataburger unlike at McDonalds. Otherwise other fast-food options, like Wendy’s, would be far better since you have more (and healthier) options at other places.