Home & Garden Home Vegan Guide to Denny’s: The Best Menu Options, Alternatives, and Swaps Even without "grand slams" for vegans, Denny's has several bonafide hits. By Elyse Glickman Elyse Glickman Writer Elyse has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of food and drink writing and journalism. In addition to contributing to a variety of food, nutrition, and travel publications, she has developed and managed her own publication, Liquid Living, focused on home entertaining. Learn about our editorial process Published September 26, 2021 Food images courtesy of Denny's. Illustration by Catherine Song. Share Twitter Pinterest Email Home Sustainable Eating Pest Control Natural Cleaning DIY Family Green Living Thrift & Minimalism In This Article Expand Our Top Picks Breakfast Breakfast Sides Lunch and Dinner Lunch and Dinner Sides Condiments Drinks Denny’s is modeled after the classic American all-day diner, where breakfast is available all the time and burgers and fries are always on the menu. Recent additions have made this familiar chain all the more welcoming for vegans with the caveat of quality over quantity: While there’s not a lot for vegans to choose from with the actual number of dishes, the plant-based plates coming out of the kitchen are piled high and filling, especially when extra sides and toppings are factored in. Here, we provide every vegan menu item available at Denny's. Treehugger Tip Order the Denny’s Build-Your-Own-Burger with a Beyond Burger and without cheese or “All American” sauce. Also, make sure there is no butter added to the bun. Ask at your location if the patty is cooked on a separate part of the grill where animal proteins have not been cooked. Our Top Picks Though you won't find a vegan variation on Denny's "Grand Slam" meals, there are some plant-based hits to be found. Build-Your-Own Burger After you’ve ordered your Beyond Burger patty the way you want it, have fun with the building part, as the bun (whole wheat or brioche, minus the butter) is also vegan and your choices of toppingsinclude fresh avocado, grilled onions, tomatoes, lettuce and barbecue sauce. Supreme Skillet Of all the skillets, this lives up to its name as it includes fresh spinach, fire-roasted bell peppers & onions, mushrooms, grape tomatoes, seasoned red-skinned potatoes, and a side of salsa. Just be sure to have the server leave off the egg whites. Oatmeal With Fresh Seasonal Fruit This simple, filling breakfast gets better with an addition of fresh fruit or syrup. Add a side of hash browns to make it more of a brunch experience. Seasoned Fries It’s the zippy seasoning blend that sets these fries apart, above and beyond the fact they are cooked in vegetable oil. Vegan Breakfast The veggie-forward recipes of the “Sizzlin’ Skillets” make this Denny’s specialty filling and substantial. While Denny’s has a ways to go before being considered vegan-friendly, it helps that the breakfast skillets (with modifications) are available all day. Fit Fare Veggie Sizzlin’ Skillet (Order with no egg whites, and you're left with seasoned red-skinned potatoes, fire-roasted bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and broccoli, served with a side of salsa.)Hearty Breakfast Skillet (Order without sausage, eggs, or cheese.)Santa Fe Sizzlin’ Skillet (Order without crumbled chorizo sausage, eggs, or cheese, and you still have fire-roasted bell peppers & onions, mushrooms, and seasoned red-skinned potatoes.)Supreme Skillet (Order without sausage, eggs, or cheese, and you've still got fresh spinach, fire-roasted bell peppers & onions, mushrooms, grape tomatoes, and seasoned red-skinned potatoes.Oatmeal (Request it to be made with water instead of milk.) Vegan Breakfast Sides Add your plant-based side and/or fruit for a more complete breakfast. Hash BrownsWheat English Muffin (no butter)Toast (no butter)Red-skinned PotatoesMixed Fruit CupPlain Bagel (available at select locations)Grits (Request to be made with water instead of milk.) Vegan Lunch and Dinner The abundance of plant-based sides makes up for the very limited selections of vegan lunch and dinner offerings. BYOB (Build Your Own Burger)All “Skillets” as listed in the Breakfast section (available all day)House Salad (Replace meat with avocado, and order without cheese or croutons.) Treehugger Tip Order a few of Denny’s vegan tortillas on the side with one of the breakfast skillets (without animal proteins), along with extra sides of salsa and chips, avocado, and other vegetable sandwich toppings. Vegan Lunch and Dinner Sides Denny's features many of the classic American diner sides that have been staples for generations. Wavy Cut French FriesSeasoned FriesRed-skinned PotatoesHouse Salad (no cheese or crackers; choice of balsamic vinaigrette, French dressing, or Italian dressing)Baked Potato (no butter or sour cream)Sauteed Zucchini & Squash (select locations)BroccoliFresh Sautéed Zucchini and SquashGarden Salad (with balsamic vinaigrette, French dressing, or Italian dressing)Seasonal FruitSweet Petite CornChips & SalsaWhole Grain Rice Vegan Condiments Add more flavor to your breakfast or side dishes with these selections. All Jellies and JamsAll Pancake and Waffle Syrups (including maple)Balsamic VinaigretteFrench DressingItalian DressingBarbecue Sauce Ketchup Mustard Vegan Drinks Wash down your meal and sides with these refreshing drinks. Fuze Raspberry TeaFresh Brewed Iced TeaMinute Maid Orange JuiceMinute Maid LemonadeMinute Maid Mango LemonadeMinute Maid Strawberry LemonadeDasani Bottled WaterCokeDiet CokeDr. PepperSpriteBarq’s Root BeerFanta OrangeHi-C Fruit Punch Frequently Asked Questions Are the pancakes at Denny’s vegan? No. Both the Buttermilk Pancakes and the Hearty 9-Grain Pancakes at Denny's contain eggs and milk. Are Denny's fries vegan? Yes, the Seasoned and Wavy Cut French Fries are both vegan.