Perkins has a very limited number of vegan options, but its possible to have a half-decent meal to fill your belly if you so happen to find yourself at Perkins.
I’d recommend avoiding Perkins as a Vegan and opting for a more vegan-friendly restaurant that’s similar, such as Denny’s, or even IHOP, as they both have far more vegan-friendly options and somewhat similar menu choices overall.
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Primary Vegan Choices at Perkins:
- Plain Baked Potato
- Fried Pickles (Specify No Ranch Dip)
- French Fries
- Breakfast Potatoes
- Plain Oatmeal (Specify to be made with water — syrups are vegan)
- Sauteed Spinach
- Broccoli (Specify no butter)
- Fruit Cup
- Bagel (Specify no Butter)
- Sliced Avocado
You can never go wrong with a plain baked potato, and the other potato options are quite good albeit fried and obviously not as healthy as a result. Personally I’d recommend just getting a bagel with sliced avocado with a side of fruit though, as it’s much more “meal-like” than just some potatoes, pickles, or spinach. If you’re creative and don’t mind negotiating with the restaurant a bit you can build some great stuff with the potatoes, spinach, and maybe get some sauteed onions to go with it.
Vegan Salad Dressings at Perkin’s:
- Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad (No Chicken, Cheese, swap for vegan dressing)
- Side Salad (No Cheese or Croutons)
- French Dressing
- Fat Free French Dressing
- Italian Dressing
- Fat Free Italian Dressing
- Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
- Saltine Crackers
Your local perkin’s may not have all these vegan dressings, but they should have at least a few, so you can have a pretty good salad at Perkin’s, especially if you pay a premium and get the avocado-one mentioned above which comes with vegan-friendly black bean corn salsa and stuff as well.
Vegan Desserts at Perkin’s:
- Fruit Cup
That’s the only vegan-friendly “sweet” thing Perkin’s has, although many folks wouldn’t consider it a dessert. The Pie’s at Perkin’s apparently have dairy/eggs, so they are not currently vegan-friendly.