Everything Vegan at Outback Steakhouse (Jan-2020)
Outback doesn’t have many good vegan options, but they do have a few options that’ll at least carry you over to your next meal if you find yourself at outback steakhouse.
Many people would find it advantageous to have some vegan butter/margarine at Outback, so if you do happen to be going there from your home with family you may want to take some to go with you if you plan on eating there.
Vegan Options at Outback:
- Baked Sweet Potato (Plain or with chives)
- Baked Regular Potato (Plain or with chives)
- House Bread (the free one) without butter
- Steamed broccoli without butter
- Mixed Vegetables without butter
- Grilled Asparagus (see below)
- Cut Fresh Fruit (Kids Menu side)
- House Salad (No Croutons or Cheese)
- Oil & Vinegar Salad Dressing
- Tangy Tomato Dressing
Mustard Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
That’s all that’s vegan at Outback steakhouse. It could obviously be better, but a baked potato, a chunk of bread, and some mixed vegetables or asparagus can you by and give you something to eat if need be.
As for the Asparagus, while it doesn’t contain any animal products if you order it without butter it is cooked on the same grill as the meats they sell, although generally Outback is good about keeping cross-contaminating from occurring, especially if you ask them to.
What About Outback's Fries, Bloomin' Onion, etc?
None of them are vegan as Outback uses Beef-lard/Tallow as oil rather than vegetable oil, and thus everything fried from Outback is non-vegan. In fact, it’s not even vegetarian.
So what should a Vegan do at Outback Steakhouse?
If you need to eat and have to go, then your best bet would be a baked potato, some steamed or grilled vegetables without butter on them, and a chunk of bread as mentioned above. You could throw in a salad as well, but it’ll essentially just be iceberg lettuce with dressing.
I’d recommend going elsewhere as there’s plenty of other chain restaurants to choose from. If there’s an outback around there’s likely to be better options around to go to or suggest to family.