Vegan Options at Melt Bar & Grilled (Updated 2023)

Melt Bar and Grilled Vegan Options

We may have a bias since we’re from Ohio but when an Ohio chain, Melt bar & grilled, has Vegan Options that include things like, Peanut Butter Bacon Burger and Fried Pickles, we’re proud!

Melt bar & grilled is known for their world-famous gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, seasonal sides, beer & cocktails.

But I’m sure you are asking, just as we are, do their world-famous gourmet gilled cheeses also include Vegan Grilled Cheeses? 

YES! …and a whole lot more! We think this needs to be a much bigger chain than just in Ohio. The following options are on their regular menu but definitely check to see what vegan seasonal specials. 

Vegan Options at Melt bar & grilled

*Per Melt Bar & Grilled’s Menu, these items do share a fryer with animal products. Please note: it is ALL of the fried items.

**Melt has reduced available menu items while working through short staffing. Don’t worry though, you’ll still have plenty of vegan options on their special vegan menu.

Starters & Snacks

Melt Fried Pickles
Fried Pickles from Melt. So good!
  • Wild Tofu* “Wings” … served with vegan ranch. Choose your wing sauce: buffalo sauce, bbq sauce, diablo dry rub or melt’s awesome sauce
  • Vegan Fried Pickles* … served with vegan ranch


  • Vegan Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup
  • Vegan 4 Bean Chili … hearty & spicy
  • Vegan French Onion Soup. dark and rich flavors of roasted caramelized onions, garlic, vegetable stock, toasted bread & melted vegan mozzarella


You have the option to add Crispy Fried Tofu or Vegan Chicken to any of the salads that it does not come on with an upcharge. 

  • Vegan Melt House Salad … with vegan dressing of choice
  • Vegan Crispy Chicken Salad. mixed greens, fried tofu* or vegan chicken, chopped vegan bacon, cherry tomato, herb croutons, vegan sriracha ranch dressing
  • Vegan Cowboy Salad. mixed greens, vegan chicken, crumbled tortillas*, fire roasted corn salsa, cherry tomato, avocado, cilantro, vegan cowboy sauce. 

Vegan Dressings

  • Sweet Balsamic
  • Vegan Ranch
  • Vegan Sriracha Ranch
  • Vegan Cowboy Sauce
  • Oil & Vinegar

Grilled Cheese

Melt Vegan Grilled Cheese
Vegan Chorizo & Potato

Add avocado and/or pickled jalapenos for an additional cost to any of the sandwiches. 

  • Vegan Kindergarten. Choose vegan mozzarella or vegan cheddar. This sandwich can be customized!
  • Vegan Wake & Bake. vegan scrambled eggs, vegan bacon, vegan cheddar.
  • Vegan Chorizo & Potato. house made spicy vegan chorizo and hearty potato hash, vegan cheddar
  • Vegan Backyard BBQ. vegan chicken, grilled onions, signature bbq sauce, vegan cheddar
  • Vegan Parma, Italy. fried tofu* or vegan chicken, basil marinara, roasted garlic, vegan mozzarella
  • Vegan Wet Hot Buffalo Chicken. fried tofu* or vegan chicken, signature buffalo sauce, sweet slaw, vegan mozzarella, vegan ranch dip
  • Half Combo. half kindergarten plus choice of 2 half sides

Old School Burgers

The Beyond Burger option has an upcharge. You can get creative by looking at any of the ingredients you see on other menu items and adding them to your burger. 

  • Vegan Melt Cheeseburger. homemade vegan black bean burger or Beyond Meat Burger topped with
    vegan cheddar or vegan mozzarella
  • Vegan Breakfast Burger. homemade vegan black bean burger or Beyond Meat Burger, vegan scrambled eggs, vegan bacon, vegan cheddar
  • Vegan El Diablo Burger. homemade vegan black bean burger or Beyond Meat Burger, hot & spicy dried pepper rub, fresh jalapeño peppers, sweet chipotle sauce, vegan mozzarella


  • Vegan Melt House Salad (see above for dressings)
  • Cup of Soup (see above for soups)
  • French Fries
  • Kettle Chips
  • Sweet Slaw
  • Vegan Mac & Cheese
  • Crock of French Onion Soup


All served with french fries, fresh-made kettle chips or a kid-friendly side salad, apple sauce or a whole banana, and a small drink (pop or apple juice). One sauce included: vegan ranch, signature bbq sauce, marinara. Ages 10 and under.

  • Half Vegan Kindergarten. Choose vegan mozzarella or vegan cheddar… comes with fries*
  • Mini Vegan Melt Burger. homemade vegan black bean burger or Beyond Meat Burger topped with vegan cheddar or vegan mozzarella. Beyond Meat has an upcharge… comes with fries*
  • Vegan Pasta… comes with fries*

Maniacal Vegan Macaroni & Cheese

Ultra creamy & “cheesy” vegan macaroni & cheese. Order a signature version or create your own.

Signature Vegan Mac & Cheese Options

  • Vegan Buffalo Chicken Mac
  • Vegan Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac
  • Vegan Ragin’ Cajun
  • Vegan Eggplant Parma
  • Vegan Chicken & Gravy
  • Vegan Cheeseburger Mac

Create Your Own Mac & Cheese

Choose the 1 Sauce

  • Classic Cheddar
  • Tomato Cream
  • Cajun Cream

Choose a Crumb Topping

  • Crunchy Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Cornflake Crumbs
  • Crumbled Tortillas

Choose a Drizzle

  • Signature Buffalo Sauce
  • Signature BBQ Sauce
  • Vegan Ranch
  • Sweet Chipotle Sauce
  • Vegan Cowboy Sauce

*Per Melt Bar & Grilled’s Menu, these items do share a fryer with animal products. Please note: it is ALL of the fried items.

As with any restaurant that is not 100% vegan, you will run the risk of cross-contamination. Melt does notate that they have implemented many procedures to separate vegan and non-vegan products but since their kitchen is shared with animal products, this cannot be guaranteed 100%.

Melt Vegan FAQ

Melt Bar & Grilled

Is Melt Sauce Vegan?

We haven’t confirmed this with Melt, but the Melt Awesome Sauce is not listed as a sauce or dressing on their vegan menu, so we believe the Melt Awesome Sauce is not vegan. Inquire with your server to confirm.

Dressings and sauces that are confirmed vegan on their vegan menu is the Sweet Balsamic, Vegan Ranch, Vegan Sriracha Ranch, Vegan Cowboy Sauce and Oil & Vinegar.

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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: Ordered the Fried Pickles, Chorizo & Potato Grilled Cheese and the Mac & Cheese. 

Fried Pickles, amazing! They’re full pickle spears and come with a vegan ranch. So good.

The Chorizo & Potato Grilled Cheese was excellent as well. Would probably try a different sandwich next time, but I really enjoyed it. The Mac & Cheese was… eh. Cheese was a little runny for my taste and there just wasn’t a lot of flavor.

Overall, can’t wait to go back.

Jen’s Pick: Updating soon!

More Info

  • To see Melt Bar and Grilled’s Vegan Menu, visit their Dietary page
  • Want to see Melt’s full menu? Head over to their Official Menus page.
  • Not seeing exactly what you wanted? We also have cheat sheets for Cheesecake Factory and Red Robin along with over 175 other popular chain restaurants on our Vegan Guides
  • Disclaimer: We do everything possible at VeggL to make sure all our Vegan Guides are as up to date as possible, but sometimes menus and menu items can change. VeggL is not responsible for incorrect or outdated information. Always check with your location and server to confirm items are vegan when ordering. If you notice something that needs to be corrected – please let us know!