Does Buffalo Wild Wings have vegan options? 7 items that doesn’t contain animal products

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Buffalo Wild Wings is a well-known American casual dining restaurant chain that is famous for its Buffalo wings and sauces. There are more than 1200 restaurants all across the world including the United States, India, Mexico, and many other countries.

So, does it have vegan options which are free from animal ingredients? Yes, but do not expect too much. Buffalo Wild Wings have a few vegan options, however all of them only sides or quick bites. Let’s check out the details!

What are the vegan options at Buffalo Wild Wings?

First of all, there are no real vegan options at Buffalo Wild Wings, since every menu item includes meat, dairy, or eggs. In addition to this, every fried item is non-vegan since they use animal fat in their fryers. How barbaric! So, what is vegan at Buffalo Wild Wings?

1. Everything Pretzel Knots

This item contains pretzel knots with everything seasoning and new Belgium tire beer cheese, and honey mustard. Obviously, you have to remove the cheese and the honey mustard to make it vegan. Luckily, the seasoning doesn’t contain dairy.

2. Garden Side Salad

It comes with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar-jack cheese, shredded carrot, green onion, and a choice of dressings. Just like before, you have to remove cheese to make it cruelty-free.

Which sauce is vegan?

There are plenty of vegan-friendly sauce options luckily: Avocado Smash, Blazin’ Carolina Reaper Sauce, Caribbean Jerk Sauce, Hot Sauce, Ketchup, Mango Habanero Sauce, Marinara, Mustard, Pico de Gallo, Salsa, Sweet BBQ Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Wild Sauce, and White Wine Vinaigrette.

Side garden salad as a vegan option at buffalo wild wings

3. Southwest Black Bean Burger

It contains a single black bean patty, cheddar cheese, house-made guacamole, shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, southwestern ranch, challah bun, and natural-cut french fries. As you can see, it is naturally far from being plant-based. How to make Black Bean Burger vegan?

First, remove the cheese – obviously -, then substitute the southwestern ranch with plant-based sauce. Finally, exclude french fries as well since it is fried in lard. However, it won’t be as good as Impossible™ Whopper at Burger King. Is Burger King’s Impossible Whooper vegan? Check out!

Side garden salad as a vegan option at buffalo wild wings
Remove the cheese and fries, and it will be vegan-friendly.

4. Guacamole

Guacamalo is naturally vegan, how about Buffalo’s? It contains hass avocado, tomato, jalapeno, onion, cilantro, and fresh lime. So, It is vegan-friendly!

are chips and guacamole vegan at buffalo wild wings
Unfortunetaly, the chips are not vegan.

5. Carrots & Celery

Carrots and celery with ranch dressings. You have to substitute the ranch with other plant-based dressings, see above.

carrots and celery the only naturally vegan item at buffalo wild wings
Naturally plant-based menu items.

6. Rice

Plain white rice which is free from dairy and everything else. Only available in Hawaii.

7. Mandarin Oranges

Basically vegan, nothing to add to this.

How to avoid non-vegan items?

There are plenty of menu items, which look vegan, but they are not. Let’s check each of them!

Are Buffalo Wild Wing’s cauliflower wings vegan?

Unfortunetaly, no it isn’t vegan since it contains eggs and dairy. Furthermore, it is fried in beef fat.

cauliflower wings are not vegan at buffalo wild wings

Are Buffalo Wild Wings fries vegan?

No, they aren’t. While the french fries are basically plant-based, they are fried in lard.

Are Buffalo Wild Wings fried pickles vegan?

No, they are not vegan-friendly. Just like cauliflower, pickles are vegan, but the crumb contains dairy and egg and is fried in lard.

Are Chips and Salsa vegan?

No, they are not vegan since the chips are fried in beef fat. How awful.

Any other useful advice on how to order as vegan at Buffalo Wild Wings?

  • Always ask if the seasoning contains animal products since many of them contain dairy.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings nutrition and allergenic guide are pretty good, use them.
  • There are plenty of simple drink options from Coca-Cola to homemade lemonade and alcoholic drinks.
  • There are many different vegan sauces, you can use as dipping for vegetables like celery and carrots.
  • There are no dedicated vegan options, so cross-contamination is always a huge risk.


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