KFC is one of the most well-known fast-food restaurant chains in the United States. As Its name – Kentucky Fried Chicken – suggests, It is mostly focused on chicken dishes. On the other hand, it doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be vegan options. Well, the truth is very disappointing: there is almost absolutely no plant-based option at KFC. Let’s check out what is vegan at the fast-food chain!
Vegan options at KFC
It’s going to be absurdly short – just like McDonald’s – list:
- Secret Recipe Fries
- Sweet Corn
- Corn on the Cob
- Green beans
- House side salad
- Apple Turnover
- Marzetti Light Italian Dressing
- Various drinks.
And that’s all. Ain’t much, isn’t it? Let’s check some of the closest items to being vegan!
Are KFC fries vegan?
Yes, the french fries are vegan at the KFC. However, they are using the same fryer for the chicken items, so it is a no-go for you if you are concerned about cross-contamination.
Does KFC have vegan chicken?
No, actually they do not have any plant-based chicken alternatives. However, KFC used to have vegan chicken – Beyond Nuggets – that is made by Beyond Meat and it was 100 % plant-based. Unfortunately, it didn’t become permanent, so the vegan chicken is not on the menu anymore.
Are KFC biscuits vegan?
No, they are certainly not vegan, since all of the biscuits and cookies contain dairy products, How awful. However, it looks like Apple Turnover is a pretty good vegan dessert option!
Are KFC mashed potatoes vegan?
No, unfortunately, the second ingredient in mashed potatoes is whey, so it is only vegetarian.
Are KFC baked beans vegan?
Yes, luckily BBQ Baked beans are vegan at KFC, which is a pretty decent plant-based protein source.
Are KFC green beans vegan?
Yes, it is totally vegan, also it is the plainest and healthiest option at the fast food restaurant.
Is KFC BBQ sauce vegan?
No, it isn’t vegan, just vegetarian since it contains honey. Sad, since it could be so great with the fries and somehow, BBQ beans do not contain honey. Strange. So, what KFC sauces are vegan?
- Marzetti Light Italian Dressing,
- Ketchup, and
- some jelly, which is pretty dull.
Is KFC corn vegan?
Yes, both Corn on the cob and Sweet corn are free from any animal ingredients.
Is there any other vegan option at Kentucky Fried Chicken?
Hardly. Just the usual soft drinks such as Dr. Pepper. So why would you visit KFC for a drink?