Vegan Options at KFC

Vegan Options at KFC

The vegan options at KFC aren’t anything to get too excited about, at least not yet. We were actually lucky enough to be a part of KFC’s testing of Beyond Chicken. It happened at the KFC in Marietta, Georgia, just 10 minutes from our house. LiveKindly even featured our Instagram pic for their story on the trial. Beyond Chicken hasn’t found it’s way onto the KFC menu yet, but if the line of people and cars that wrapped around the parking lot were any indicator, the demand is definitely there.

In the meantime, if you’re trying to order vegan at a KFC you’ll be limited to mostly sides and a simple salad. Here’s everything currently vegan at KFC:

Vegan Options at KFC

Homestyle Sides

  • BBQ Baked Beans – contain sugars, corn syrup and caramel color
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Green Beans – contain MSG
  • Secret Recipe Fries* – contain MSG
  • Sweet Kernel Corn


  • House Side Salad – Order with NO Croutons
    • Marzetti Light Italian Dressing


  • Apple Turnover – contains high fructose corn syrup and palm oil

Dipping Sauces and Condiments

  • Grape Jelly Packet
  • Ketchup
  • Lemon Juice Packet
  • Strawberry Jam Packet
  • Summertime BBQ Dipping Sauce Cup
  • Sweet N Tangy Dipping Sauce Cup

Kids Meal Applesauce

  • Musselman’s Applesauce

*We are waiting on confirmation if the Fries share a fryer with meat products. For now, double check with your location if you are concerned about cross contamination.


Is the Beyond Fried Chicken at KFC vegan?

If you read the FAQ’s on KFC’s website about their Beyond Fried Chicken it notes that the Beyond Chicken is not vegan because it shares a fryer. When we spoke with KFC at the trial they told us they were using separate fryers for that day. Hopefully if the demand is high enough, not only for the Beyond Fried Chicken, but a FULLY VEGAN option, we can help make those changes.

Does KFC still offer Potato Wedges?

No. In the spring/summer of 2020, KFC removed their Potato Wedges and rolled out the new Secret Recipe French Fries. In doing our research, we see many people are not happy about the discontinuation and have been voicing their opinions on social media. 

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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: We went for the Beyond Chicken event in Marietta, GA. Had the Beyond Boneless Wings and Potato Wedges. The Wings themselves were good, but not something to get overly excited for. The idea of KFC offering a vegan option like that is still pretty awesome though.

Jen’s Pick: I agree with Ryan. Excited that KFC is potentially going to offer Beyond Chicken. If they do, I may grab some out of convenience occasionally, but probably not something I’d go out of my way to go get.

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Updated: 7/24/20