Vegan Guide to Arby’s: Best Menu Options, Swaps, and More

To our surprise and delight, there are a few vegan options on Arby's meaty menu.

Vegan guide to Arby's. Curly fries, Arby's sauce, and fruit turnovers are vegan.

Treehugger / Photo Illustration by Catherine Song / Arby's

A fast-casual sandwich chain, Arby's serves meat-heavy sandwiches at more than 3,400 locations nationwide. We know what you're thinking: "We have the meats" is not the most encouraging slogan for vegan eaters. Luckily, Arby's does offer a handful of tasty plant-based snacks and sweets on the menu.

Our Top Picks

While there's not a lot to choose from on the main meal menus, our favorite snacks suffice.

Arby's Curly Fries

Vegans don't have to sacrifice their fries at Arby's. The signature seasoning that makes it so popular consists of onion powder, garlic powder, and a secret mix of other spices—no non-vegan extras to worry about.

Treehugger Tip

Check with your location to ensure your fries are cooked in a separate fryer away from any animal products.

Fruit Turnovers

A sweet spot for vegans on the Arby's menu! These hot, pie-like desserts come in apple and cherry. We consider this an accidental vegan option, but we'll take what we can get.

Vegan Breads

Arby's doesn't advertise a build-your-own sandwich station, and there are no vegan handhelds on the menu. But if you're considering piecing a light sandwich together, the following breads are vegan.

  • Sourdough Breakfast Bread
  • Marble Rye Bread
  • Split Top Bun
  • Star Cut Bun
  • Hearty Grain Wrap

Treehugger Tip

Arby's offers two entrée salads: Roasted and Crispy Chicken. After removing all of the meats, cheeses, and non-vegan dressing, you are left with a barebones, lettuce-and-tomato dish. Ask if any other veg can be thrown on, like red onion or banana peppers.

Vegan Sides

Arby's sides are the main vegan attraction for vegans. The fries in particular provide an excuse to try out some of the plant-based dips available.

  • Curly Fries
  • Crinkle Fries
  • Side Salad (Order without cheese or croutons.)

Vegan Sauces, Spreads, and Dressings

Mix and match the sauces to create a dressing for your cheese- and crouton-free side salad or a dipping sauce for your fries.

  • Arby’s Sauce
  • Tangy Barbeque Dipping Sauce
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Bronco Berry Sauce
  • Red Ranch Sauce
  • Smoky Q Sauce
  • Spicy Three Pepper Sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Light Italian Dressing

Vegan Desserts

The apple turnovers are a standout, but you can also take your apples sliced or saucy.

  • Apple Turnover
  • Cherry Turnover
  • Apple Sauce (Kids Menu)
  • Apple Slices

Treehugger Tip

Build your own meal by combining curly fries, a cheese-less side salad with Light Italian or Balsamic Vinaigrette, your choice of fruit turnover, and a drink.

Vegan Beverages

One thing's for sure: Vegans won't go thirsty at Arby's.

  • Coca-Cola
  • Coca-Cola Zero Sugar
  • Diet Coke
  • Fanta
  • Barq's Root Beer
  • Hi-C Flashin' Fruit Punch
  • Mello Yello
  • Minute Maid Light Lemonade
  • Powerade Mountain Berry Blast
  • Sprite
  • Diet Dr. Pepper
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Coffee
  • Orange Juice
  • Capri Sun Fruit Juice
  • Nestle Bottled Water
  • Brewed Iced Tea
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Does Arby's have vegan meat?

    Arby's does not have vegan meat at this time. (Fingers crossed for the future.)

  • Are Arby's seasoned fries vegan?

    Arby's curly and crinkle fries are indeed vegan, but plant-based eaters should ask about cross-contamination at their location.

  • Is Arby's BBQ sauce vegan?

    Yes, Arby's barbecue sauce is vegan.