Home & Garden Home Vegan Guide to Sonic Drive-In: Best Menu Options, Swaps, and More While vegan options are limited at Sonic, customers aren't completely out of luck. By Karen Asp Karen Asp Writer Karen Asp is a journalist, author, and certified vegan lifestyle coach. She has written about fitness, health, nutrition, veganism, travel, and animals for many leading publications, including Better Homes & Gardens. Learn about our editorial process Published January 31, 2022 Share Twitter Pinterest Email Treehugger / Photo Illustration by Catherine Song / Sonic Home Sustainable Eating Pest Control Natural Cleaning DIY Family Green Living Thrift & Minimalism In This Article Expand Our Top Picks Snacks and Sides Slushes and Limeades Flavor Add-Ins Other Beverages Frequently Asked Questions With over 3,500 locations across the United States, Sonic Drive-In has major staying power. The menu includes many fast-food favorites—burgers, patty melts, slushes, shakes, and much more. While Sonic isn't the vegan mecca we had hoped for, plant-based customers aren't completely out of luck. Here are all of the vegan menu items you can order at Sonic. Our Top Picks These vegan options don't quite make a meal, but they can still quell your hunger in a pinch. Keep in mind: All fried options, even if they start off as vegan, may be cooked in the same oil used to cook animal products. If you are concerned, ask your Sonic location about cross-contamination. Onion Rings Completely vegan onion rings are hard to come by, and we're thrilled to find them at Sonic. You can dip these snacks in your choice of ketchup, mustard, and BBQ sauce. French Fries Fries with the skins on get the nod in our book. At Sonic, you have the option of adding toppings to your fries. Make sure to choose veggies only, like diced onions or jalapeños. And don't forget your vegan dip. Custom Slushes In addition to Sonic's expansive slushie menu, you can order a custom slushie with additional vegan syrups. From blackberry tea to blue coconut, there are plenty of plant-based flavor combinations. Vegan Snacks and Sides While there are no vegan sandwiches or burgers on Sonic's menu, the following sides make great small bites on a long road trip. TotsFriesHandmade Onion RingsSoft Pretzels Twist (Order without the cheese sauce packet.) Vegan Slushes and Limeades From classic cherry to cranberry limeade, you've got a lot of options on this list. Cherry SlushBlue Raspberry SlushPowerade Mountain Berry Blast SlushieGrape SlushCranberry SlushRed Bull SlushCherry Limeade Slush (Real Fruit)Limeade Slush (Real Fruit)Lemonade Slush (Real Fruit)Strawberry Slush (Real Fruit)Cherry LimeadeDiet Cherry LimeadeStrawberry LimeadeCranberry LimeadeLimeadeDiet Limeade Vegan Flavor Add-Ins Get creative with your slushie with these flavor-packed and totally vegan syrups. Blackberry TeaBlue CoconutBlue RaspberryCherryDiet CherryFrench VanillaGrapeMangoPeach TeaRaspberry TeaWatermelon Treehugger Tip Avoid the non-vegan cheesecake-flavored syrup if you come across it on the menu. Likewise, Sonic allows you to add Nerds Candies to your slushes, but beware—they are also not vegan. Other Vegan Beverages Not in the mood for a slushie? Don't worry—Sonic has lots of soft drinks, iced teas, and coffee, too. Barq’s Root BeerCoca-ColaCoca-Cola ZeroDiet CokeDiet Dr. PepperDr. PepperFanta OrangeHi-C Fruit PunchSpriteSprite ZeroPowerade Mountain Berry Blast DrinkOcean WaterSweet Iced Tea Unsweet Iced TeaUnsweet Iced TeaGreen Moutain CoffeeRed BullMinute Maid 100% Apple Juice Box Frequently Asked Questions Does Sonic have vegan burgers? Sonic does not have vegan burgers at this time. Here's hoping the chain adds a plant-based burger soon. Are Sonic's pretzel twists vegan? Yes, Sonic's soft pretzel twists are vegan. Just make sure to order without a cheese dip.