What is vegan at Shake Shack?

Shake Shack’s vegan options are extremely limited currently, with most locations having pretty much just French fries on their menu and a build-your-own veggie burger.

Thankfully, Shake Shack fries are vegan-friendly as they do not use beef to fry their fries, so their fries are vegan.

As a result, we’d honestly recommend going somewhere else if at all possible, as really pretty much anywhere is better for us vegans compared to shake shack. Only McDonalds really is worse than the New York-based restaurant chain for us. Shake almost has more items for dogs than vegans!

In Late-2021 Shake Shack announced a partnership with Slutty Vegan in Atlanta, so some of their east-coast locations may have a new vegan-friendly burger we mention below now.

What are the vegan options on Shake Shack’s menu?

That’s really all Shake Shack offers for us vegans — at 80%~ of the locations it seems like all they have is french fries, gluten-free bread, and sandwich toppings (tomato, lettuce, etc).


It’s just not really viable to eat a meal there as a result if you’re vegan, but if you’re in luck there are some locations with vegan-friendly burger options, although honestly having tried the veggie shack, it wasn’t very good it reminded me of a microwaved gardein blackbean patty.

  • French Fries
  • Veggie Shack (Specify no cheese, swap bun for gluten-free bun — not available at all locations)
  • Vegan ‘SluttyShack’ (only at select east-coast locations)
  • Vegetable Sandwich on gluten-free bun (burger with no meat/cheese)


At Shake Shack all drinks are vegan. Some locations sell red wine, which technically isn’t always vegan friendly — but beyond that all their drinks should be 100% vegan friendly currently

There is one more item that sounds like a plant-based one, but don’t let it fool you! ‘Shroom Burger ‘contains mushroom patty, lettuce, tomato, ShackSauce, and burger bun. Unfortunately, It won’t be cruelty-free, even if you substitute the sauce. The patty is made of mushrooms – mostly -, but the portobello mushroom is stuffed with cheese. How sad.

Is Shake Shack veggie vegan?

Yes, Shake Shack veggie is vegan. The only burger at Shake Shack that can be made vegan is the Veggie Shack. You used to ask for a gluten-free bun and remove the cheese. However, not anymore, or at least at several locations.

Does Shake Shack offer vegan milkshakes?

No, Shake Shack doesn’t offer vegan milkshakes. Unfortunately, none of Shake Shack’s Shakes can be made vegan currently. They all contain milk or other animal products.

Where can you find Shake Shack with vegan options?

It seems like Veggie ShackBurger became available at many locations across the United States.  Furthermore, It’s only part of the good news! The fast-food chain made a little change with a receipt, so from now, you don’t have to change a thing to make it Vegan. You don’t have to order it with a gluten-free bun, since It comes in a dairy and egg-free bun. Where can you find it? According to Shake Shack e-mail, at the following places:

Firstly, It was only available at several locations: Shacks in New York City (Midtown East, UES, Astor Place), LA (WeHo and Glendale), and Austin (The Domain). Not surprisingly, it was popular, so now It is available in many new places:

New York

  • Penn Station
  • Flatbush
  • Morningside Heights
  • New Hyde Park
  • Astor Place
  • Midtown East
  • Upper East Side
  • West Village
  • Harlem


  • UTC San Diego
  • El Segundo
  • Downtown LA
  • West Hollywood
  • Glendale
  • Westlake Village
  • Burbank


  • Rice Village
  • Dallas Uptown
  • Preston Royal
  • Plano
  • South Lamar

Hopefully, the trend will continue, and It will be available nationwide soon.

What fast-food restaurants offer vegan options?

There are many other vegan fast-food option for eating vegan french fries without cross contamination. Even in restaurants like Five Guys and In N Out, you can find plant-based products.

What are the vegan options in Five Guys?

In Five Guys, you have vegan french fries.Both Cajun and regular fries are vegan and it is cooked in a separate fryer, so you don’t have to worry about the cross contamination.

What are the vegan options in In N Out?

In In N Out, you can order fries as a vegan as well and also, you can make a veggie burger by ordering a burger without a patty. It is just vegetables such as lettuce, tomatoes and onions between 2 buns.

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