Does Red Robin Have Vegan Options?

Going out as a vegan, specifically going for food with non-vegans, can be difficult, to say the least as many popular chain restaurants do not have vegan options. One popular restaurant chain, Red Robin is understandably popular for its gourmet burgers and brews. But are there vegan options at Red Robin? And what are the vegan options, if there are any? From the Impossible Gourmet Burger to their, understandably, popular Yukon Chips, Red Robin has vegan options available for you to enjoy on your next, upcoming visit. 

Proceeding through this article, we will be providing the vegan options available at Red Robin along with supplying other popular chain restaurants that offer more vegan options than a sad salad with tomatoes and onions. 

Why Is It Important To Be Cautious When Eating Out As A Vegan?

Many restaurants, or even products bought at the grocery store, can be deceptive in that they “appear” to be vegan. For example, steamed broccoli at a restaurant. Normally, no one would think twice about buying steamed broccoli if they are a new vegan or trying to order for a vegan friend. Unfortunately, in this example, many steamed vegetable sides at restaurants are doused in butter, or layer with cheese, to add “flavor” to the dish. That’s why in this case, with the question on whether Red Robin has vegan options, it is important to note that all of this information has been verified whether by us, or other vegans, that have reached out to the Red Robin, in this case, to verify which dishes are vegan-friendly and not cross-contaminated. 

Red Robin Vegan Options

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Impossible Gourmet Burger

The Impossible Burger! One of the greatest options available for a vegan-friendly burger patty. At Red Robin, you can create or “build” your own burger. Make sure to replace the burger bun, as it is not vegan, with one of the options below:

  • Rustic Bread
  • Spinach Tortilla Wrap
  • Lettuce Wrap
  • Multigrain Bun
  • CrossCut Bun
  • Ciabatta Bun 

The given option is not vegan, so you will need to choose between the list provided above. Also, remove the cheese that comes with it (it’s not vegan). 

Veggie Burger (Ancient Grain & Quinoa Patty)

Almost every chain restaurant has its own “concoction” of veggie burgers that they have on the menu for vegans. And, in my very honest opinion, they usually don’t taste good. Make sure to replace the burger bun, as it is not vegan, with one of the options below:

  • Rustic Bread
  • Spinach Tortilla Wrap
  • Lettuce Wrap
  • Multigrain Bun
  • CrossCut Bun
  • Ciabatta Bun 

The given option is not vegan, so you will need to choose between the list provided above. Also, remove the cheese that comes with it (it’s not vegan). The Roasted Garlic Aioli that comes with it is not vegan, and neither are the Portobello-Parm Chips (Parmesan cheese makes it non-vegan). 

House Salad

Every restaurant has this basic vegan option (which kind of scars most vegans with the basic drivel and lack of creative (and nutritional) flare). Ask for no cheese or croutons on your salad.

The only vegan dressings they provide are:

  • Soybean Salad Dressing
  • Oil & Vinegar

Chips With Salsa and/or Guacamole

It’s important to note that if you have any major allergies to eggs, milk, soy, wheat, or shellfish, then it might be best to avoid all of the products that are fried at Red Robin. Though most would not consider any issues like “vapors” and such to be considered as cross-contamination, it is important to be cautious for any with serious allergies. We do consider this option vegan-friendly but is up to the individual and their respective allergies or health concerns to make that decision. 

Fries

Who isn’t a sucker for potatoes, especially when they come in so many delicious forms? Like fries! It is important to note that this is “fried” food, so if you have any serious allergies it is important to consider whether to take the risk or not with the threat of cross-contamination listed above. 

Fries that are vegan-friendly at Red Robins:

  • Steak Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Yukon Chips

 vegan options at red robin

Apple Slices

A simple side, there are apple slices as a vegan and healthy option at Red Robin’s. It is not found at every Red Robin location, so it is important to check with your waiter or waitress or consult the menu to check if it is available.

Broccoli (Steamed)

Don’t worry about butter added to this steamed broccoli side option! This healthy side is vegan and contains no animal-based ingredients (like butter or cheese). 

Vegan Fast Food Joints

Amy’s Drive-Thru

This popular fast-food chain in the California area now offers a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. They even have non-dairy milkshakes! Whether it be burgers, pizza, grilled cheese, burritos, mac’n cheese, salads, chili & fries, soups, milkshakes—the list of vegan options just keeps going on and on!! You need to check this joint out whenever you get the chance to experience the greatness of vegan fast food. 

Native Foods

Native Foods is an all-vegan chain that has been meat-free since 1994! Whether it be their Gastropub Burger, The Original Wellington made with seitan (also sold frozen!), Nachos, Cauliflower Po’ Boy, Meatball Sub, BBQ Chicken Salad—it’s endless and mouthwateringly seductive in its display and vegan-friendly appeal. 

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Beatnic

With 10 locations in the United States, Beatnic is highly sought after by vegans and non-vegans alike. They have a more “healthy” theme for their vegan chain restaurants and have signature foods like their beet ketchup, shiitake bacon, maple croutons, and almond Parmesan, which are craved after, and sought, constantly at their locations. 

Conclusion

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red robin vegan

And what are the vegan options, if there are any? From the Impossible Gourmet Burger to their, understandably, popular Yukon Chips, Red Robin has vegan options available for you to enjoy on your next, upcoming visit. 

vegan options

And what are the vegan options, if there are any? From the Impossible Gourmet Burger to their, understandably, popular Yukon Chips, Red Robin has vegan options available for you to enjoy on your next, upcoming visit. 

vegan options at red robin

And what are the vegan options, if there are any? From the Impossible Gourmet Burger to their, understandably, popular Yukon Chips, Red Robin has vegan options available for you to enjoy on your next, upcoming visit. 

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