Vegan Guide to Eating Out On-the-Go

Flowers are in bloom, the temperature is rising, and every day I leave my jacket at home and get a little extra Vitamin D, my itch for a vacation grows! Can anyone else relate?

Getaways also mean road trips and eating away from home, so it’s good to have some solid food options in your arsenal for when you need a meal on-the-go. Below I break down my go-to options for eating out on  busy days or when traveling.



Build a Veggie Sub, Wrap or Salad


  • 9-Grain Wheat (contains honey)
  • Hearty Italian Bread
  • Honey Oat Bread (contains honey)
  • Italian Bread
  • Roasted Garlic Bread
  • Sourdough
  • Spinach Wrap
  • Tomato Basil Wrap

ALL Veggies!


  • Fat Free Sweet Onion
  • Guacamole
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Deli Brown Mustard
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Sauerkraut
  • Subway Vinaigrette


  • Black Bean Soup

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Panera Bread

Panera has a variety of options for all times of the day.


  • Plain, Blueberry, Cranberry Walnut, Poppyseed and Sesame Bagels
  • Black Pepper Focaccia, Sea Salt Focaccia, Country, Rye, Sesame Semolina and Sourdough Breads
  • French Baguette
  • Hoagie Roll


  • Steel Cut Oatmeal
  • Fruit Cup
  • Peach and Blueberry Smoothie with Almond Milk


  • Seasonal Greens (add avocado and quinoa)
  • Fuji Apple (order without chicken and gorgonzola
  • Greek (order without feta)
  • Asian Sesame with Chicken (order without chicken and wontons)
  • Spicy Thai with Chicken (order with out chicken and wontons)

Broth Bowls

  • Vegan Lentil Quinoa Broth Bowl
  • Soba Noodle Bowl with Edamame


  • Mediterranean Veggie (order without feta and switch to vegan bread options)


  • Fruit
  • Frech Baguette
  • Kettle Chips
  • Pickle Spear


Moe’s Southwest Grill

Build Burrito, Tacos, Bowls, Stacks, Nachos and Salads with vegan ingredients below


  • Flour Tortilla
  • Whole Grain Tortilla
  • Corn Tortilla
  • Stack Shells


  • Rice
  • Beans (Black & Pinto)
  • Organic Tofu
  • Grilled, Fresh & Pickled Veggies
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Roasted Corn Pico de Gallo


  • Southwest Vinaigrette


  • Guacamole
  • Chips
  • All Salsas



For those who prefer Chipotle over Moe’s, build burrito, bowl, tacos or salad with ingredients below.


  • Soft Flour Tortilla
  • Crispy Corn Tortilla


  • Rice (White & Brown)
  • Beans (Black & Pinto
  • Sofritas
  • Fajita Vegetables
  • Romaine Lettuce


  • All Salsas
  • Guacamole
  • Chips

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I can’t forget your caffeine fix! Almost every drink at Starbucks can be modified to be vegan. They also have a variety of food options for breakfast or a quick snack. For seasonal or new beverages, just ask your barista if the drink can be made vegan or dairy -free.


*non-dairy milk options: almond, coconut and soy

  • Hot/Iced Americanos
  • Hot/Iced Brewed Coffees
  • Hot/Iced Tea
  • Hot/Iced Chai Tea Latte *chai concentrate contains honey
    • order with non-dairy milk
  • Hot/Iced Matcha Tea Latte
    • order with non-dairy milk
  • Cappuccino
    • order with non-dairy milk
  • Flat White
    • order with non-dairy milk
  • Hot/Iced Latte
    • order with non-dairy milk
    • avoid whipped cream, caramel drizzle, cinnamon dulce topping,  pumpkin spice and anything caramel brûlée
  • Hot/Iced Macchiatos
    • order with non-dairy milk
    • avoid caramel drizzle
  • Hot/Iced Mochas
    • order with non-dairy milk
    • avoid whipped cream & white mocha
  • Frappuccinos
    • order with non-dairy milk
    • avoid white mocha, pumpkin spice whipped cream, caramel drizzle, cinnamon dulce topping, and anything caramel brûlée, and java chips
  • Cold Brew
    • avoid Nitro Cold Brew with Sweet Cream
  • Starbucks Refreshers
  • Smoothies
    • order with non-dairy milk
    • order without protein powder


  • Banana
  • Fresh Fruit Cup
  • Hearty Blueberry Oatmeal
  • Classic Oatmeal
  • Sprouted Grain Bagel
  • Cinnamon Raisin Bagel
  • Avocado Spread
  • Almond Butter
  • Hazelnut Butter
  • Lentils & Vegetables Protein Bowl with Brown Rice *only in select locations


Starbucks offers a variety of snacks, including but not limited to those listed below.

  • Emmy’s Cookies
  • Bagged Nut Varities
  • Peter Rabbit Organics Fruit Purees
  • Bare Fruit Chips
  • Hippeas Chickpea Puffs
  • Boom Chicka Pop Popcorn


Pizza is an easy go-to when you need something fast. Most pizzas can be made vegan by simply ordering a pizza with no cheese and all the veggies you want. Below are a few notes specific to certain chains.


  • Thin Crust is the only vegan crust option
  • Regular sauce is vegan

Papa John’s

  • Regular hand tossed dough
  • Regular sauce are vegan
  • Garlic dipping sauce is vegan too!

Pizza Hut

  • Thin ‘N Crispy, Hand-Tossed, or Salted Pretzel crusts are vegan.
  • Premium Crushed Tomato Pizza sauce is vegan

Little Ceasars

  • Regular crust and sauce are vegan

What’s your favorite meal when you’re out and in a pinch?


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