Home & Garden Home Vegan Guide to Burger King: The Best Menu Options and Swaps The burger giant takes important steps toward bringing in vegan customers. 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 Updated January 25, 2022 Treehugger / Photo Illustration by Catherine Song / Burger King 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 Burgers Sides Drinks Frequently Asked Questions In order to differentiate itself from the other fast-food chains in its early days, Burger King touted flame broiling, which gave its burgers an edge in flavor and quality. That edge, a delicious smoky char associated with the backyard barbecue, played a role in many of its ad campaigns around the world. Burger King stepped up its plant-based game in 2018 when it test-marketed and, in 2019, rolled out “The Impossible Whopper.” Vegans will be pleased to know an Impossible Burger isn't the only cruelty-free item on the menu. From breakfast to their beloved fries, check out all of Burger King's vegan options. Our Top Picks We love the Impossible Burger, but there are some caveats to getting it at Burger King to ensure you can truly have it "your way," as the old jingle goes. The Impossible Burger Vegan eaters need to be extra careful to request the “non-broiler cooking method” to ensure their “Impossible” meat-free patty is not cooked on the same grill as beef patties. Also, hold the mayo. Although vegans don’t have to hold the pickle or lettuce, some things may get a little lost in translation—that coveted smoky grill flavor, in particular. The Impossible Burger Jr. Even with a small compromise of going grill-less, “The Impossible Whopper” soon got a younger sibling, The Impossible Whopper Jr., dressed with ketchup, mustard, and pickles on a sesame seed bun for lighter appetites and kids growing up with a plant-based diet. Vegan Breakfast The breakfast menu has a good handful of satisfying and savory eats. French Toast Sticks (Ask for no butter.)Hash BrownsOatmeal (Have it made with water instead of milk.) Vegan Burgers These additions have us hoping more plant-based BK eats will be on the horizon. The Impossible WhopperThe Impossible Whopper Jr. Vegan Sides All of these are flavorful companions for the Impossible Whopper and Impossible Whopper Jr. Classic Fries Side Garden Salad (Keep the balsamic vinaigrette, but hold the cheese and croutons.)Mott's Apple Sauce Treehugger Tip Rev up your morning by pulling together a breakfast of orange juice, coffee, hash browns, and French toast sticks. Any other time of day, go for the classic (and excellent) fries, soda, and Impossible Whopper. Vegan Drinks Burger King has a surprisingly diverse assortment of beverages to complete your meal. Coca-Cola (fountain or bottle)Diet Coke (fountain or bottle)Dr. PepperSprite (fountain or bottle)Hi-C Pink LemonadeHi-C Fruit PunchMello YellowFanta OrangePowerade ZeroCapri SunBK Cafe Coffee BK Cafe Decaf CoffeeNestle Pure Life WaterSimply Orange Juice Frequently Asked Questions Does Burger King have vegan chicken nuggets? It will soon! On October 6, 2021, Burger King announced that it would be rolling out Impossible Chicken Nuggets to the menu. On October 11, the nuggets were released in select markets (Des Moines, Iowa, Boston, and Miami) with more to be announced soon. Are Burger King's onion rings vegan? No. The onion rings' breading contains whey, a dairy-based additive, which makes them not vegan. Does Burger King have vegan cheese? No, steer clear of creating an Impossible cheeseburger—Burger King does not have vegan cheese.