Shake Shack is a restaurant that specializes in burgers, chicken, fries and shakes. While there aren't a ton of vegan menu items, there's enough to make a decadent meal. So what are the vegan options at Shake Shack? Read on to find out all the vegan-friendly options.
All nutritional information and the allergen guide can be found on the Shake Shack website.
Shake Shack History
Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in New York City's Madison Square Park in 2001. It got super popular, so they built a real restaurant in 2004. They expanded to serve more than hot dogs and shakes, adding yummy burgers and fries.
People loved the fresh food and friendly vibe. Shake Shack's idea of "enlightened hospitality" made it special, and it spread to different cities and countries. "Enlightened hospitality" means making sure every customer has an awesome experience.
They cared about the planet too, using eco-friendly materials and giving back to communities.
The Rise of Plant-Based Fast Food
Nowadays, more and more people are looking for vegan choices when they eat out. They want delicious food that's made from plants, without any animal products. This growing demand shows how important it is to have tasty vegan options available.
Shake Shack noticed this trend and decided to make some changes. They saw that people wanted vegan food that's not only good for them but also tasty. So, they created a range of plant-based options to satisfy those cravings. From burgers to shakes, they've got a menu that welcomes vegans and non-vegans alike.
Luckily, Shake Shack has a new veggie burger. It has a vegan patty and is topped with cheese, crispy onions, pickles, and ShackSauce. With changes, this burger can fit in with a vegan diet.
- Veggie Shack - This can be a vegan option with modifications as the veggie patty itself is vegan. You need to order it without the American cheese, crispy onions and bun as all three contain dairy. Also order without the ShackSauce as it contains eggs. Request either a lettuce wrap or a gluten-free bun to make it vegan.
Vegan Burger Toppings
There are several veggie toppings to add to your Shake Shack veggie burger:
- Cherry peppers
- Lettuce Wrap
- Pickled jalapenos
Are Shake Shack fries vegan?? The good news is that yes, they are vegan.
- Regular French Fries
Shakes and Frozen Custard
What's amazing is that they now have a non-dairy frozen custard and shake! That is a rare find at a fast-food chain restaurant. And you actually have two vegan sweet treats to choose from!
- Non-Dairy Chocolate Shake
- Non-Dairy Chocolate Frozen Custard
There are plenty of drinks that are vegan-friendly including:
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Dragonfruit Pomegranate Lemonade
- Shack-made Lemonade
- Fifty-Fifty Lemonades
- Organic Iced Tea
- Fountain Soda
- Bottled Root Beer
- Organic Apple Juice
Vegan Meal Order
Not sure what to order? It definitely won't be healthy, but the following vegan lunch or dinner order will be delicious:
- New Veggie Shack Burger - Order without cheese, crispy fried onions, ShackSauce and switch to a gluten-free bun or lettuce wrap. Add lots of veggie toppings like avocado, tomato, and onions.
- French Fries
- Non-Dairy Chocolate Shake or Frozen Custard for dessert
Is Shake Shack's 'Shroom Burger vegan?
Unfortunately, no. While the 'Shroom Burger is vegetarian, it is not vegan. It is stuffed with both muenster and cheddar cheese and the bun contains dairy products.
Is the ShackSauce vegan?
No, unfortunately the ShackSauce contains eggs and is a non-vegan sauce. Hopefully in the future they can make a version with vegan mayo instead.
Are Shake Shack's hamburger buns vegan?
Surprisingly, the regular burger buns contain dairy. However, their gluten-free bun is vegan or you could also choose a lettuce wrap,
What is the veggie burger made of?
On the Shake Shack website, it states that its meatless burger is made with the following plant-based ingredients: mushrooms, sweet potatoes, carrots, farro and quinoa. It's a veggie burger, not one that completely mimics meat like an Impossible burger or Beyond Burger. Even with the veggies I found it to be meat-like.
Is there a vegan hot dog?
No, their only hot dog option is made of animal products.
Shake Shack isn't just your regular burger joint. Two vegan dessert options...vegan shakes and frozen custard? That's pretty much unheard of in the fast-food world. With several delectable vegan options including burgers and desserts, Shake Shack proves that fast food can be indulgent without using animal-derived ingredients.
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