Vegan Options at Olive Garden (Updated 2021)

Vegan Options at Olive Garden

We were really impressed when we researched the vegan options at Olive Garden. We were even more impressed with effort they have put forth on their website to explain exactly how they accommodate vegans and vegetarians (link below). They make one feel pretty reassured that they aren’t going to end up with egg noodles in a ‘vegan’ pasta for example.

Looks like a vegan put together their info or at the very least had a lot of influence into Olive Garden’s approach. So, without further ado, here are all the vegan options at Olive Garden:

Vegan Options at Olive Garden

Never Ending Pasta Bowl

  • Angel Hair
  • Cavatappi
  • Fettuccine
  • Rigatoni
  • Spaghetti
  • Whole Grain Linguine


  • Marinara
  • Garden Veggies

Soups, Salad & Breadsticks

  • Breadstick with Garlic Topping (tell me you’re not excited about this one!)
  • Salad with Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar (NO Croutons, NO Dressing)
  • Minestrone Soup
Create Your Own Vegan Pasta at Olive Garden. Angel Hair with Marinara & Breadsticks. Not pictured: their delicious Minestrone Soup

Create Your Own Pasta

  • Angel Hair
  • Cavatappi
  • Fettuccine
  • Rigatoni
  • Small Shells
  • Spaghetti
  • Whole Grain Linguine
  • Zoodles


  • Marinara
  • Spicy Marinara
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Garden Veggies


  • Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce


  • Steamed Broccoli


  • Raspberry Sauce (not sure what you’re supposed to do with that, but that’s what ya got)

Olive Garden Vegan FAQ

Olive Garden

Do Olive Garden’s Breadsticks contain dairy butter?

No. Olive Garden uses margarine on their breadsticks, not butter, which makes them vegan!

Is Olive Garden’s Salad Vegan?

With some modifications, yes. Their salad consists of lettuce, tomato, olives, red onion and pepperoncini. Make sure to order with NO croutons or dressing. Ask for oil & vinegar to replace the Italian dressing. 

Is Eggplant Parmigiana at Olive Garden vegan?

The Eggplant Parmigiana at Olive Garden is vegetarian-friendly, but not vegan. The Eggplant is has a parmesan cheese breading.

What soup is vegan at Olive Garden?

Only one of the soups at Olive Garden are vegan, the Minestrone Soup.

Is Olive Garden mushroom ravioli vegan?

No. The Mushroom Ravioli contains both dairy and egg. The creamy mushroom sauce contains dairy.

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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: I’ve always been a huge fan of the breadsticks at Olive Garden. Outside of the breadsticks, I’m pretty happy with any version of pasta with some marinara sauce. Top it off with a little red pepper flakes and viola! 

Jen’s Pick: I keep it pretty simple at Olive Garden. Angel Hair Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Garden Veggies. And the breadsticks are awesome.

More Info

  • To see Olive Garden’s full specific vegan menu page, head over to Olive Garden’s Web Site
  • In addition to the options they specify, you can also read about Olive Garden’s philosophy toward accommodating vegan and vegetarians here. Pretty cool.
  • Not quite what you were looking for? VeggL has over 130 Cheat Sheet Guides for popular chain restaurants including locations like Carrabba’s and Maggiano’s
  • 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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