"A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or the by-products of slaughter"
Vegetarian Society

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Fast Food - The Main 4

I wanted to put together a list of items available to vegetarians from the top 4 fast food restaurants.

I was shocked to find we have so little choice!



Absolutely nothing available to vegetarians

But to be honest with the ethics that KFC have about their chickens and the appalling way in which they are battery farmed, no worthwhile human being would go within a foot of a KFC.

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  1. Spicy Veggie Wrap (which is now Vegetarian Society Approved)  See story here
  2. Spicy Veggie Sandwich (again is now Vegetarian Society Approved)
  3. Garden Side Salad (YAWN!)
  4. Fries
  5. Pancakes and Syrup
  6. Hash Brown
  7. Toasted Bagel
  8. Muffins
  9. Porridge 
McDonalds state on their website items such as Hash Browns as vegetarian but do not state if they are cooked in separate oil or not.

I love Big Mac sauce and have on many occasions asked for a Big Mac without the burgers and after the bizarre looks from the person on the till and paying FULL BIG MAC price enjoyed this little treat, lucky I have a husband who on occasion doesn’t mind paying £4 for a breadbun with sauce.

Compared to a lot of mass produced fast food McDonalds seem to be very open and upfront with where their food has come from with extensive information available on their website.

They have high standards and have won three RSPCA Good Business Awards.

Also great to know all the eggs they use are free range.

Still not a massive selection however from one of the biggest fast food chains in the world.


  1. Veggie Bean Burger
  2. Veggie Wrap
  3. Egg and Cheese Butty
  4. Pancakes and Syrup
  5.  Fries
  6. Garden Salad (oh look a salad!)
The onion rings and other extras are not vegetarian as they are cooked in the same oil as the chicken and fish.

Again from a big chain not much choice at all for us veggies.  However the last time I did visit a Burger King the lovely lad behind the counter asked if I was vegetarian after I ordered the bean burger and told me that they would be cooking it in a separate oil fryer than the meat, I found this lovely and refreshing.

No information readily available on the website on the sourcing of their ingredients.



  1. Veggie Delight (basically a salad sandwich!)
  2. Veggie Pattie
  3. Garden Salad (shocker!)
  4. Melted Cheese Nachos
  5. Cheese Toastie

There is no information as to whether their cookies are vegetarian.

The is some information on the website showing they are working towards higher standards of animal welfare such as:- We use only free range eggs in our breakfast omelette and by the end of 2012 almost all of the eggs used as ingredients in SUBWAY® branded products will be from free range hens, let’s just hope they can follow this through.

So Subway, 5 items and one of those is a salad and another is technically a salad in bread! 

Nobody really caters for vegetarians, they all think we want some mush of vegetables fried in a bun. See my Restaurant Rant.

Come on massive companies put some brain power into this and come up with something a little different for us!!