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What is vegan at Outback Steakhouse? Not much, to be honest

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Outback Steakhouse is an Australian-themed American casual dining restaurant chain known for its steak, seafood, and other Australian-inspired dishes. Founded in 1988, it has become one of the largest casual dining chains globally, with over 1,000 locations in more than 20 countries. As its name suggests, it isn’t a vegan-friendly restaurant, so don’t expect much.

However, it is even worse than I could imagine. Outback Steakhouse almost doesn’t have a single vegan option. You can have some vegetables and bread, and that’s all. Even the rice is made with butter. If you exclude the animal ingredients from the salad, you will get some lettuce with tomatoes. Nothing more. In short, my advice is just to skip Outback Steakhouse as a vegan.

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What are the vegan options at Outback Steakhouse?

To be honest, the list will be pretty short and disappointing. Here is everything that is vegan at the restaurant chain:

  • Bread: It’s free, and it’s free from animal ingredients.
  • Aussie Fries: just if you don’t mind the cross-contamination
  • Asparagus: at least something exciting.
  • Broccoli: steamed broccoli, nothing more. Make sure they don’t use butter.
  • Baked potatoes: order without butter.
  • Baked sweet potatoes: order without butter and honey
  • Fresh mixed veggies: nothing to add to it.
  • Kids fruit: as a dessert, I guess.
  • Soft drinks: lemonades, iced teas, aqua, coca-cola products, and Dr. Pepper.

You may ask what is missing. Well, Outback Steakhouse doesn’t have any vegan main dishes. You can also make some vegan salads, but they won’t be a great choice.

Guide to vegan salad at Outback Steakhouse

The restaurant chain does not offer cruelty-free salads; however, you can make some. But do not expect much; they will be pretty dull.

Steakhouse Salad

  • What to do: You must exclude sirloin, Aussie crunch, and blue cheese crumbles and substitute a vegan Danish cheese vinaigrette. 
  • What you will get: The salad will contain mixed greens, tomatoes, red onion, green onion, cinnamon pecan, and one vegan dressing.

Brisbane Caesar Salad

  • What to do: Exclude croutons and substitute the dressings. 
  • What you will get: It will be nothing but Crisp romaine lettuce with some dressing.

Aussi Cobb salad

  • What to do: Remove the bacon, egg, croutons, and cheese from the order. 
  • What you will get: It will be fresh, mixed green with tomatoes, and tossed with one of the vegan dressings.

Blue Cheese Pecan Chopped Side Salad:

  • What to do: Exclude cheese, and substitute the dressings.
  • What you will get: It will be chopped-style mixed greens, shredded carrots, red cabbage, green onions, and cinnamon pecans.

Classic Blue Cheese Wedge Side Salad

  • What to do: Exclude cheese, crumbles, and bacon and substitute the cheese dressing.
  • What you will get is crispy iceberg lettuce, grape tomatoes, and red onions topped with balsamic vinaigrette and the dressing of your choice.

House Side Salad

  • What to do: Exclude cheese and croutons.
  • What you will get: Fresh mixed greens, dressing of choice, cucumbers, red onions.

Caesar Side Salad

Fresh mixed greens, dressing of choice, cucumbers, Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese, tomatoes, red onions and homemade croutons

  • What to do: Exclude parmesan and croutons, and substitute the caesar dressing for vegan one.
  • What you will get: Fresh mixed greens, dressing of choice, cucumbers, red onions.

Is there anything else?

Nope, there is nothing else that is cruelty-free. Some drinks and juices, and that’s all. Anyway, what would we expect from a steakhouse honestly?

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Outback Steakhouse vegan options in brief

To be honest, it’s better if you just skip it. There are only a few side dishes and several different salad options, which will be almost the same if you remove the animal-derived ingredients. As a vegan, I don’t think we should visit a place like Steakhouse, even if they have vegan-friendly options. However, Outback Steakhouse has no decent vegan items on its menu, so we don’t even miss a thing, just like Texas Roadhouse. There are much better places to visit if you crave vegan fast food. For example, most Tex-Mex restaurants have pretty good vegan options. If you are more into the Southern style, than you should give a chance for Buffalo Wild Wings. It isn’t a big deal, but at least there are some decent vegan options.

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