Vegan Options at Ponko Chicken (Updated 2021)

Vegan Options at Ponko Chicken

Ponko Chicken has some amazing vegan options! Ponko Chicken is a Japanese American chicken (and Tofu!) tender chain that currently has locations in the Atlanta area. You can also get sandwiches, salads and tacos among other items and close to a dozen sides to choose from.

Vegan and Vegetarian menu items are clearly marked right on their menu! Many items though can be prepared vegan or vegetarian so just make sure to note you’d like your selections vegan.

If you want to get a gameplan together before you visit, here is everything vegan at Ponko Chicken:

Vegan Options at Ponko Chicken

Plate + 2 Sides (Main)

  • Tofu Tenders
  • Vegan Patty

Plate + 2 Sides (Sides)

  • PONKO Rice – White Sticky Rice, OG Sauce
  • Brown Rice – Japanese Sticky Rice, Foodie-Flakes
  • PONKO Fries – Foodie Flakes
  • Sweet Fries – Foodie Flakes
  • PONKO Pickles – Japanese Marinated
  • Green Beans – Miso Tahini, Fried Onions
  • Side Salad – Romaine, Purple Cabbage, Carrots, Wonton Crisps, Dressing


  • Tofu Tenders
  • Vegan Patty


  • Walnut Cilantro

Sandwich Meal

All sandwiches, we believe, are topped with slaw. Slaw is not vegan – Order with NO slaw.

  • Tofu Tenders
  • Vegan Patty
Tofu Tender Box from Ponko's
Delicious to-go box of Tofu Tenders and Sticky Rice from Ponko

The Basic

Served with Rice or Fries

  • Tofu Tenders


Served with Slaw + Onion + Cilantro + Jalapeno Crema by default. Make sure to specify Vegan when ordering

  • Tofu Tenders


Served with Rice or Fries + Carrots + Ranch + Drink by default. Make sure to specify Vegan when ordering

  • Tofu Tenders

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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: The Tofu Tenders are not just good, they are amazing! I just stumbled upon Ponko Chicken, having recently moved to the Atlanta area. It is easily one of my favorite fast food places already.

Jen’s Pick: As you can see, Ryan loves Ponko Chicken! I have yet to try it but will update once I do. 

More Info and Links

  • Ponko Chicken was founded in Chamblee, GA in 2017 and currently has locations in the Atlanta area.
  • If you’d like to see all the options on Ponko Chicken’s menu, check out Ponko Chicken’s Full Menu
  • Not quite what you’re looking for? VeggL has over 125 Cheat Sheets for popular chain restaurants including other locations like Panda Express and Chipotle

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