Applebee’s Vegan Options Cheat Sheet (Updated 2021)

Vegan Options at Applebee's

The vegan options at Applebee’s will not have you ‘eatin’ good in the neighborhood’. At least not yet. The options are slim and not anything most vegans are going to get too excited about. However, we are excited that some New York Applebee’s locations are now serving the Impossible Burger.

Let’s hope that that expands to Applebee’s locations nationwide. Until then, here are the vegan options at Applebee’s:

Vegan Options at Applebee’s

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  • Chips & Salsa
  • Fries*
  • Southwest Chicken Bowl. Order with NO chicken. When ordering in-house to eat or to-go, you can ask for more toppings to replace the chicken (asking for more toppings is not available when ordering online, we suggest calling to place an order).
  • Baked Potato with Steamed Broccoli (advise not to cook with or top with butter. This is important as we’ve been told some locations will pre-sauce the broccoli!). Ask for salsa or other Vegan Dressing (see below for dressing options). *Not a menu item*
  • Applesauce
  • Broccoli. Advise not to cook with or top with butter.

Vegan Dressings

  • Chili Lime Vinaigrette
  • Fat Free Italian Dressing
  • Lemon Oil Vinaigrette

*May be cooked in the same fryer as meat products.

Email from Applebee’s, “At this time, we do not have any items that are entirely free of animal products. Applebee’s does not claim it’s products to be either vegetarian or vegan nor that they meet the requirements for any special dietary regimen. Trace amounts of meat or animal products may be present as a result of preparation or cooking.”

The Impossible Burger is now available in some New York locations

Applebee’s Vegan FAQ

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Does Applebee’s have a vegan burger?

Applebee’s is currently testing the Impossible Burger at some of their New York locations. If you’d like to contact Applebee’s and encourage them to offer the Impossible Burger nationwide you can contact them here

Is Applebee’s Pasta Vegan?

No. Currently none of the pastas offered at Applebee’s is vegan.

Are Applebee’s mashed potatoes vegan?

No. The Garlic mashed potatoes at Applebee’s contains butter.

Can I eat WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) at Applebee’s?

Yes! Order a baked potato plain (not cooked with or topped with butter) with steamed broccoli and salsa.

Are Applebee’s Fries Vegan?

The fries themselves are vegan, however, the fries at Applebee’s may be cooked in the same fryer as meat products. Many vegans are willing to accept the fact that cross-contamination is going to be an issue with most things at restaurants, but we want to make you aware in case that’s a deal breaker for you.

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Our Picks

Jen’s Pick: A baked potato(no butter), broccoli(no butter) and salsa.

Ryan’s Pick: The only time I’ve been to an Applebee’s since going vegan I kept it pretty simple. Chips & Salsa and then a salad with the Chili Lime Vinaigrette.

More Info:

  • If you’d like to check out Applebee’s Full Menu head over to their Official Menu Page
  • Not seeing exactly what you were looking for? We also have cheat sheets for Chili’s, PF Changs and over 125 other popular restaurant chains on our Vegan Guides Main Menu
  • We are working tirelessly to make sure all the information contained in VeggL is accurate and up to date. However, sometimes options change. If you notice a change at a restaurant that we need to know about, let us know


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