Vegan Options at Panera Bread (Updated 2021)

Panera Bread Vegan Options

The vegan options at Panera Bread include enough of a variety for you easily pick up something for breakfast or lunch. Many of their breads and bagels are vegan. They also offer quite a few varieties of salads that with a few modifications can be made vegan. Of course you can always take solace in the fact that the coffee is vegan. Mmmmmm… coffee.


Vegan Options at Panera Bread


Breakfast

  • Steel Cut Oatmeal with Strawberries, Pecans & Cinnamon Crunch Topping
  • Seasonal Fruit Cup
  • Peach & Blueberry Smoothie with Almond Milk
  • Green Passion Smoothie
  • Bagels… Plain, Everything, Blueberry & Sesame

Lunch/Dinner

  • Greek Salad. Order with NO feta
  • Fuji Apple Salad. Order with NO chicken or gorgonzola
  • Asian Sesame Salad. Order with NO chicken or wontons
  • Spicy Thai Salad. Order with NO chicken or wontons
  • Mediterranean Bowl. Order with NO feta or Greek yogurt
  • Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich. Order with NO feta and on one of the vegan breads listed below.
  • Baja Bowl. Order with NO feta or Greek yogurt
  • Ten Vegetable Soup
  • Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli Bowl. Order with NO chicken

Sides

  • Fruit (apple/banana) or Seasonal Fruit Cup
  • French Baguette
  • Kettle Chips
  • Pickle Spear

– Add avocado and/or quinoa to salads or sandwiches! –

Vegan Breads

  • French Baguette
  • Hoagie Roll
  • Sourdough
  • Black Pepper Focaccia
  • Country Rustic Sourdough
  • Artisan Ciabatta
  • Bagels… Plain, Everything, Blueberry & Sesame

*From Panera’s website: “New items are added to our menu all the time, and some items are available only on a regional, test or seasonal basis… for the most up-to-date information, be sure to call or visit your local bakery-cafe and ask to speak to a manager, or check the nutrition information available at PaneraBread.com and on our mobile app.”


Panera Bread Vegan FAQ

Are bagels vegan at Panera?

Yes! Panera has 4 vegan bagel options. The Plain, Everything, Blueberry and Sesame bagels are all vegan at Panera Bread.

Does Panera have vegan desserts?

No. All the desserts at Panera contain either egg, milk/dairy or some combination of the three. Unless you consider fruit a dessert. But, that’s as close as you’re going to get to a dessert.

Is Panera mac and cheese vegan?

I know this is going to raise some eyebrows, but it’s a question we’ve received more than once. No, the mac and cheese at Panera contains, well, cheese. There’s no vegan cheese options at Panera Bread so there’s no vegan mac and cheese. Would be cool if they did though.

Can I eat WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) at Panera?

Yes!

  • Steel Cut Oatmeal with Strawberries, Pecans & Cinnamon Crunch Topping. Order with NO Pecans or Cinnamon Crunch Topping
  • Peach & Blueberry Smoothie with Almond Milk
  • Green Passion Smoothie
  • Fresh Fruit Cup
  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Bagels–Plain, Everything, Sesame
  • Breads–French Baguette, Classic Sourdough, Sourdough Bread Bowl, Country Rustic Sourdough
  • Greek Salad. Order with NO dressing, feta or salt & pepper blend. (the salt & pepper blend has oil)
  • …maybe ask if you can put the Greek Salad in the Sourdough Bread Bowl with the Balsamic Glaze? We cannot find any other “dressings” that are oil-free. 

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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: I love the Cranberry Walnut bagel, just plain and toasted. A bagel and a large coffee with almond milk and I’m good to go.

Jen’s Pick: I’ve had the Vegan Lentil Quinoa Bowl a few times and it’s really good. Panera also makes really good Sourdough bread in my opinion.


More Info:

  • For a complete look at Panera Bread’s full menu, head over to their official website
  • Not quite what you’re looking for? We also have Vegan Guides for over 125 other popular chain restaurants like Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts
  • 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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