Vegan Options at Cracker Barrel (Updated 2020)

vegan options at cracker barrel

It’s probably not a big surprise that the vegan options at Cracker Barrel are slim pickin’s. When I think of Cracker Barrel, I envision basically everything covered with either butter or gravy (or both!). I have to admit in my pre-vegan days I loved their Biscuits and Gravy. But, even then we stopped going, because I felt awful for Jen who was stuck ordering a plain baked potato or a fruit cup. So, if you end up at the Old Country Store, you have your work cut out for you. Here’s everything vegan at Cracker Barrel.


Vegan Options at Cracker Barrel


Breakfast Menu

Traditional Favorites

  • Coarse Ground Grits

Side Plates

  • Fried Apples
  • Fresh Seasonal Fruit
  • Fresh Apple Slices
  • Multigrain Toast
  • English Muffin, Plain (regional)
  • Sweet Peppper n’ Red Skin Hash (regional)

Sweet Toppings

  • 100% Pure Natural Syrup
  • Our Blueberry Syrup
  • Sugar Free Syrup
  • Low-Sugar Fruit Spread

Lunch/Dinner

Fancy Fixin’s

  • BBQ Sauce

Country Salads

All salads can be made vegan by omitting cheese, egg and croutons (The Sourdough Croutons contain milk)

Dressings

  • Fat-Free Italian
  • Balsamic Herb Vinaigrette

Country Vegetables ‘n Sides

  • Steak Fries*
  • Breaded Fried Okra*
  • Fresh Steamed Broccoli
  • Fresh Seasonal Fruit
  • Fresh Apple Slices
  • Fried Apples

Thanks to one of our amazing readers we have become aware that Cracker Barrel cooks an alarming amount of their vegetables in lard. The corn, green beans, carrots, pinto beans & green beans are all cooked with lard. Needless to say, this really limits the already limited amount of available vegan options to you at Cracker Barrel.

*Items share a fryer with non-vegan menu items

Country Side of the Day

  • Boiled Cabbage (Sun, Wed)
  • Lima Beans (Tues, Thurs, Sat)

Extras

  • Baked Sweet Potato, plain
  • Baked Potato, plain

Cracker Barrel Vegan FAQ

Is the Oatmeal at Cracker Barrel vegan?

Unfortunately not. The Apple n’ Cinnamon Oatmeal with pecans at Cracker Barrel contains milk.

Are the Biscuits at Cracker Barrel vegan?

No. The biscuits at Cracker Barrel are buttermilk biscuits and contain milk.

Are the Fried Apples at Cracker Barrel vegan?

Yes! The Fried Apples are vegan. Cracker Barrel also offers Fresh Apple Slices that are vegan as well.

Are the Cracker Barrel pancakes vegan?

No. We wish they were! The pancakes contain both eggs and milk. The French Toast contains egg, so no luck there either.

FYI taken from Cracker Barrel’s Allergen Guide

The information provided in this guide is based upon ingredient statements provided to us by our suppliers and highlights which menu items are prepared without allergen containing ingredients. Our normal kitchen operations involve shared preparation and cooking areas, including common fryer oil; therefore, cross-contact of all our menu items is possible. We have identified menu items cooked in our fryer or on our grill that may come in contact with all allergens. We cannot guarantee that the menu items listed are completely free of allergens. Regarding gluten, menu items that do not contain gluten does not necessarily meet the definition of “gluten-free” for those who are highly sensitive. We recommend our guests with food allergies speak with the restaurant manager prior to placing an order, to make the kitchen aware of your needs.

 


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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: I’ve not been to a Cracker Barrel since going vegan and actually it was a few years even before that.

Jen’s Pick: It’s been a long time since I’ve been to a Cracker Barrel. But, the story Ryan told in the intro is true. I remember going out to breakfast with him and his parents and ordering a plain baked potato and a fruit cup. Not terribly inspiring.


More Info

  • All information taken from Cracker Barrel’s Allergen Guide
  • If you’d like to check out Cracker Barrel’s full menu, head over to Cracker Barrel’s Official Menu page
  • Not quite what you’re looking for? We have Vegan Cheat Sheets for over 110 popular chain restaurants, including other breakfast places like Panera Bread and Starbucks
  • 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

Updated: 11/1/20

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