Vegan Options at Melt Bar & Grilled

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.

Starters & Snacks

  • Chips* & Salsa
  • Wild Tofu* “Wings” … served with vegan ranch. Choose your wing sauce: buffalo sauce, bbq sauce, sweet chipotle, sweet thai chili lime, korean bbq, diablo dry rub or melt’s awesome sauce
  • Vegan Fried Pickles* … served with vegan ranch
  • Vegan Hangover Fries.* potato french fries, vegan chicken, melted vegan mozzarella, rich gravy, vegan scrambled eggs, scallions
  • Vegan BBQ Chicken Nachos*. fresh fried tortilla chips, vegan chicken, vegan cheddar cheese sauce, signature bbq sauce, fire roasted corn salsa, fresh jalapenos, scallions


  • 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 Awesome Noodle #1 Salad. fresh spinach & chopped cabbage, lo mein noodles, avocado, cherry tomato, mint, cilantro, basil, scallions & candied peanuts with sweet thai chili lime dressing or peanut sesame dressing

Vegan Dressings

  • Sweet Balsamic
  • Berry Balsamic
  • Peanut Sesame
  • Sweet Thai Chili Lime
  • Vegan Ranch
  • Vegan Sriracha Ranch
  • Vegan Cowboy Sauce
  • Oil & Vinegar

Grilled Cheese

  • 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 Mom’s Meatloaf. Beyond Meat Burger, chipotle ketchup glaze, mashed roasted garlic & chive potatoes, vegan mozzarella
  • Vegan Parma, Italy. fried tofu* or vegan chicken, basil marinara, roasted garlic, vegan mozzarella
  • Vegan Summer. vegan chicken, sliced tomato, fresh spinach, vegan ranch, vegan mozzarella
  • Vegan Wet Hot Buffalo Summer. fried tofu* or vegan chicken, signature buffalo sauce, sweet slaw, vegan mozzarella, vegan ranch dip
  • Vegan Purple Parma. crispy breaded eggplant*, basil marinara, grilled tomato, roasted garlic, vegan mozzarella
  • Vegan Mushroom Melt. garlic mushrooms, caramel port onions, fresh spinach, vegan mozzarella
  • Peanut Butter & Banana. caramelized banana, house made peanut butter, candied peanuts, berry preserves for dipping
  • Half Combo. half kindergarten plus choice of 2 half sides

Old School Burgers

The Beyond Burger option has an upcharge. 

  • Vegan Melt Cheeseburger. homemade vegan black bean burger or Beyond Meat Burger topped with
    vegan cheddar or vegan mozzarella
  • Vegan Good Burger. homemade vegan black bean burger or Beyond Meat Burger, pickle chips, sliced tomato, sliced onion, romaine lettuce, zippy sauce, vegan cheddar
  • 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 jalapeƱo peppers, sweet chipotle sauce, vegan mozzarella
  • Vegan Peanut Butter Bacon Burger. homemade vegan black bean burger or Beyond Meat Burger, house made peanut butter, vegan bacon, 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%. 

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Our Picks

Jen & Ryan: We have just now discovered this chain but already have family ready to go when we get there!

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 140 other popular chain restaurants on our Vegan Guides
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