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What are the vegan options at Waffle House?

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Waffle House is one of the oldest American Restaurant chains that is famous for its breakfast menu—the most popular menu item obviously the waffles. However, the waffle naturally isn’t vegan since it contains eggs and dairy, which are animal ingredients. Unfortunately, Waffle House isn’t an exception.

So, what can a vegan eat at Waffle House? Not much. The main attraction is the hash browns bowl which is luckily plant-based. Also, you can eat a plain salad or toast as a vegan. Some items could be vegan for the first look, but the truth is, they are not. Both waffle house grits and biscuits contain dairy and eggs. Well then, what’s left without animal ingredients?

What is vegan at Waffle House?

Waffle House has only a few vegan options, unfortunately, since the vegan diet strictly refuses every animal ingredient, such as eggs and dairy.  So most of the items, such as waffle, is definitely excluded. So what is left on the vegan menu? Hashbrown bowls, salad, and toast are the only vegan options at Waffle House.

Are Waffle House hash browns vegan?

Hash Brown Bowl is the main vegan attraction at the restaurant. Hash browns are shredded potatoes fried in oil, which is naturally plant-based. Luckily they don’t use grease for cooking. You can order it in normal, double, and triple sizes. Furthermore, there are five vegan add-ons:

  • Grilled Tomatoes
  • Grilled Mushrooms
  • Jalapeño Peppers
  • Grilled Onions

There is no meat substitute, so always select “no meat” in the first place.

are hash-browns vegan at waffle house? Yes it is.

Is Waffle House’s salad vegan?

Yes, it is basically vegan; you don’t have to exclude anything from it. However, you can’t add either to it. The salad comes with a blend of Iceberg & Romaine Lettuce, Shredded Carrots & Cabbage, and Diced Tomatoes. 

what is vegan at waffle house? for example, salad

Is toast available vegan option?

Yes, it is if you order it without butter. Toast is basically vegan. However, Waffle House serves it with butter on it. You can choose white, wheat, and raisin toast. Just make sure they serve it without butter.

the toast is vegan at waffle house without butter


At least the drinks are vegan, with some obvious exceptions, such as chocolate milk. Here is the whole list:

  • Coffee
  • Dark Roast Coffee
  • Coffee – Decaf
  • Hot Tea
  • Alice’s Iced Tea™ – Unsweet
  • Alice’s Iced Tea™ – Sweet
  • Alice’s Iced Tea™ – Monade
  • Regular Minute Maid® Orange Juice
  • Large Minute Maid® Orange Juice
  • Regular Apple Juice
  • Large Apple Juice
  • Sprite
  • Coca-Cola
  • Coca-Cola diet
  • Pibb-Xtra
  • Barq’s Root Beer
  • Hi-C Fruit Punch
  • Minute Maid® Classic Style Lemonade
dark coffee as vegan item on waffle house menu
vegan drinks at waffle house

Are Waffle House waffles vegan?

No, they are not vegan since they use eggs and dairy to make them. Waffle is quite a popular breakfast item that came from Belgium. It is basically a batter that usually consists of flour, sugar, water, baking powder, and eggs. They cook it in between two hot iron plates. As you can read, it naturally consists of eggs; furthermore, Waffle House also uses dairy in its waffle receipt.

Is there a vegan waffle at another fast-food restaurant?

No, I haven’t seen it anywhere. Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to make a plant-based waffle since an egg is pretty essential to make a good batter. The other well-known breakfast restaurant chain, IHOP, doesn’t offer vegan waffles. However, they have far better and more vegan choices than Waffle House. Check out IHOP’s vegan options!

Krispy Kream’s vegan donuts are the closest thing to the waffle that vegans can eat. Check out Krispy Kream’s vegan options!

are waffle vegan at waffle house? No.
there is no vegan waffle at waffle house.

Unfortunately, they stay as a dream for now…

How to avoid non-vegan items at Waffle House?

The 100 percent vegan options are listed above. In addition to this, there are a few items that look like vegan options, but in fact, they are not since they contain animal ingredients.

Is Waffle House grits vegan?

No, it isn’t. Grits are basically made with butter, and according to Waffle’s allergenic guide, it isn’t an exception. It contains both eggs and dairy.

are waffle house grits vegan? No.

Are Waffle House biscuits vegan?

No, they are not plant-based since they are made of dairy and eggs. How bad.

Is it worth visiting Waffle House as a vegan?

Yes, it is worth it if you are not craving for sweetness. Hash Brown Bowl is a pretty great option, especially with some of the available plant-based adds-on such as grilled mushrooms and grilled onions. On the other hand, we really miss the vegan-friendly waffle. It would be amazing with peanut butter.


There is no exclusive vegan item on Waffle House’s menu. Every plant-based item suggested above is based on the ingredients lists and allergenic guide, which can be found on Waffle House’s website.

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