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.



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.


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!)


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.


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


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.


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


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

21 thoughts on “Fast Food in Australia

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    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! 🙂


    2. I know this is a bit late but the veggie burgers are mostly potato, with some peas, corn, ect to add a little more vegetables

      Or at least that’s what my manager said, I work at hungry jacks so I try to make sure I know what’s in what we make

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. Hi so I went to hungry jacks to order a veggie whopper and the lady taking my order told me the veggie patty has beef fat.

    1. Hi Kayla,

      We asked VO’s Australia Outreach Coordinator, Sam Tucker, to confirm the ingredients of the veggie whopper. Here’s what he found:

      There is no beef fat in the veggie whopper, the ingredients are all listed on their website here:

      It’s vegan as long as you order it without the mayo and the cheese.

      Thank you, Kalya, for reaching out! I hope this was helpful.

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. I’ve asked in my local Subway about their breads and wraps and have been told that they all have milk in them, so they’re not vegan. I was informed that the only truly vegan option they have is the salad bowl

  7. Love the vegan burrito from Mad Mex! We are on the road a lot but try to be prepared by taking snacks and just buying fruit when we don’t have time to prepare anything.

    There are a lot of cool new vegan products coming out which we try to add to my site is one of the best sites to order snacks from. Either that or Amazon also have a lot of options.

    I think there are a lot more vegan products becoming available at supermarkets etc in Australia which is good!

  8. Vegan fast food is getting easier to find.

    I liked vegancuts for a while but I noticed a decline in quality items. i recently switched to a Dear Vegan snack box and I’ve been loving them

    Hopefully soon I can just pick up everything at the local market instead

  9. “Vegan 4 life” A tiny bit weary of Hungry Jacks Burger Buns I know the white ones are made with milk) only 1 of the two brown buns is VEGAN! Are you touching a meat pattie with your gloves then touching my pattie ? No thanks 🙁

  10. Hi
    I am the owner of long jetty takeaway on the central coast of Nsw . I have a very large vegan menu. I make all my vegan foods myself .
    385e the entrance rd long jetty nsw 2261

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