Vegan Options at Ponko Chicken (Updated 2022)

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 and around the Atlanta area.

You can also get Tofu Tenders, a Vegan Patty, Salad, Rice, Fries, Miso Tahini Green Beans or even Island Veggies. 

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


Options may vary by location.

Plate + 2 Sides 

Choose your protein.

  • Tofu Tenders (4pc or 6pc)
  • Vegan Patty

Choose your 2 sides. 

  • Ponko Rice … white sticky rice + OG sauce
  • Brown Rice … Japanese sticky rice + foodie flakes
  • Ponko Fries
  • Sweet Fries
  • Ponko Pickles … Japanese marinated
  • Side Salad with Walnut Cilantro Dressing … comes with romaine, purple cabbage, carrots, and wonton crisps
  • Green Beans … comes with miso tahini, and fried onions
  • Island Veggies … comes with island seasoning and fried onions

Sandwich

-> Order your sandwich vegan! The bun will be switched to a potato bun. The mayo & slaw will be replaced with a vegan aioli. 

Pick your protein.

  • Tofu Tenders
  • Vegan Patty

Salad

Pick your protein.

  • Tofu Tenders
  • Vegan Patty

Walnut Cilantro is the only vegan dressing available.

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

The Basic

Choose Tofu Tenders then pick one:

  • Ponko Rice, or
  • Ponko Fries

Sides

  • Ponko Rice … white sticky rice + OG sauce
  • Brown Rice … Japanese sticky rice + foodie flakes
  • Ponko Fries
  • Sweet Fries
  • Ponko Pickles … Japanese marinated
  • Side Salad with Walnut Cilantro Dressing … comes with romaine, purple cabbage, carrots, and wonton crisps
  • Green Beans … comes with miso tahini, and fried onions
  • Island Veggies … comes with island seasoning and fried onions

Extra

  • Tofu Tenders (3pc, 6pc, 18pc, or 30pc)

Sauces & Dressing

  • OG Sauce
  • Island Sauce
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • Spicy Sauce
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Walnut Cilantro Dressing

Kids

A kids meal comes with a protein, sauce, rice or fries, carrots, ranch, and a drink.

  • Order Tofu Tenders with Rice or Fries and NO ranch. Choose sauce from the list just above.


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As with any restaurant that is not 100% vegan or does not offer a designated cooking space for their vegan options, cross-contamination can occur and fryers/grills may be shared with animal products. You can choose what your level of comfort is with these potential issues.


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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 175 Cheat Sheets for popular chain restaurants including other locations like Panda Express and Chipotle
  • Disclaimer: We do everything possible at VeggL to make sure all our Vegan Guides are as up to date as possible, but sometimes menus and menu items can change. VeggL is not responsible for incorrect or outdated information. Always check with your location and server to confirm items are vegan when ordering. If you notice something that needs to be corrected – please let us know!

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