Fast Food in Australia

In our effort to create more resources and support for vegans Down Under, Australia and New Zealand Outreach Coordinator Sam Tucker has compiled a list of vegan options available at fast food chains across Australia.

By Sam Tucker, Australia and New Zealand Outreach Coordinator

As an Outreach Coordinator for Vegan Outreach who leaflets all across the country, I spend a lot of time on the road. This means I spend many hours on massive stretches of highway between cities, with nowhere to get food except for servos and fast food chains, which has made me a bit of a vegan fast food connoisseur. Luckily most fast food chains offer vegan options, so whether you’re in the heart of a big city like Melbourne or a rural town like Armidale, you can always find something vegan to eat.

If you’re craving a burger, get the Veggie Whopper from Hungry Jacks or a Veggie Burger from Oporto. Just order it without the cheese and mayo. The onion rings, hashbrowns and fries are also vegan.

veggiwhopper

 

At Subway you can get either the Veggie Patty or Veggie Delight with your choice of salads and any of the following sauces: BBQ, Sweet Onion, Sweet Chili and Tomato. They also make avocado toasties for only $2 each.

veggiepatty

If pizza’s what you’re after, order a “Vegorama” or “Spicy Veg Trio” from Domino’s without the cheese, and get some chunky chips or garlic bread to go with it (that’s right, the garlic bread is vegan!)

vegorama

If you’re in the mood for Mexican food, Mad Mex and Guzman Y Gomez both have some pretty good vegan options. You can get the vegetarian burritos, tacos or nachos without the cheese and sour cream.

burrito

Almost all kebab shops , including Ali Baba, The Kebab Co and UTK, make falafel wraps which are traditionally vegan.

falafelkebab

Most sushi shops have a variety of vegan options, including avocado and cucumber rolls and Inari, which is made from a deep fried sweetened tofu bag filled with sushi rice.

sushi

Indian, Thai and Chinese chains also offer vegan options such as tofu and vegetable curries and stir-fries.

curry

Do you have a favorite vegan fast food option? Feel free to leave a comment below and let us know!

13 thoughts on “Fast Food in Australia

    1. Hi Britt,

      Thank you for your comment! I reached out to Sam Tucker, Vegan Outreach’s Australia and New Zealand Outreach Coordinator, and he looked up the ingredients of the patty on the veggie whopper. Sam let me know that as long as you order the patty without mayo and cheese, the whopper is vegan. He was able to access an ingredient list online. You could probably do the same if you’d like!

      Thanks again! 🙂

      Lori

  1. Thanks for the information that has been presented. I agree that “If you’re in the mood for Mexican food, Mad Mex and Guzman Y Gomez both have some pretty good vegan options.” Thanks for informing us, Very impressive blog!

  2. Didn’t know about the Hungry Jacks burger and chips. Being vegetarian I stopped going there after I found out about the rennet in cheese. I would still avoid Hungry Jacks, but good fallback option.

    For those in Melbourne check out Lord of the Fries for a veg only fast food outlet. They also provide very good vegan options. It’s a lot more pricy than Hungry Jacks, but worth it for a non-meat environment.

  3. With kebabs and such and falafel rolls, just be sure to ask about the pitas and wraps they come in. My local kebab place was really open and honest and explained they use butter in their pitas so I just get a “falafel plate” instead of roll. 🙂

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