Vegan Options at Ruby Tuesday (Updated 2023)

Vegan Options at Ruby Tuesday

The vegan options at Ruby Tuesday include the infamous Ruby Tuesday salad bar with unlimited fruits and veggies. Other than that, there are some random sides like Garden Vegetable soup or a Baked Potato, but overall you’re going to be pretty limited.

There was an announcement early this year that Ruby Tuesday was rolling out a vegan Awesome Burger, but no information currently exists on their website which makes us concerned with what locations (if any) are currently serving this option.

Vegan Options at Ruby Tuesday


  • House Baked Soft Pretzel – Order with NO Cheddar Cheese Queso

Garden Fresh Salads & Combos

  • Garden Vegetable Soup

Fresh Sides

  • Fresh Baked Potato
  • Fresh Grilled Zucchini
  • Fresh Steamed Broccoli
  • Garden Vegetable Soup
  • Green Beans
  • Garden Salad – Order with NO Cheddar Cheese and NO Croutons
  • Sweet Potato – Order with NO Whipped Butter

Sauces and Dressings

  • Classic Barbecue Sauce
  • Cocktail Sauce
  • Golden Italian Dressing
  • Hickory Bourbon BBQ Sauce
  • Mustard
  • Tomato Basil Sauce

Fresh Garden Bar

  • Chopped Romaine
  • Field Greens
  • Baby Spinach
  • Chopped Iceberg Lettuce
  • Corn
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Banana Peppers
  • Pickled Beets
  • Black Olives
  • Broccoli Florets
  • Sliced Cucumbers
  • Diced Red Onions
  • Edamame
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Grapes
  • Green Peas
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Peaches – Sliced
  • Pepper Strips
  • Pepperoncini
  • Sliced Baby Bellas
  • Baby Carrots
  • Crispy Onions
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Wasabi Peas
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Seasoned Lavash Crackers

Salad Bar Dressings

  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
  • French
  • Golden Italian Dressing

Kid’s Menu

  • Tomato Basil Pasta
  • Buttery Pasta
  • Apples
  • Broccoli
  • Grapes
  • Fresh Grilled Zucchini

While this kind of message is pretty standard nowadays, here is Ruby Tuesday’s official statement regarding cross contamination:

Please be advised that food prepared in our kitchens may contain these ingredients: milk, eggs, wheat, soybean, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.

While every effort is made to minimize the risk of cross contamination, we cannot guarantee that our food products are free of any of these allergens or are gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan.

Ruby Tuesday Vegan FAQ

Ruby Tuesday
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Are Ruby Tuesday croutons vegan?

The croutons at Ruby Tuesday are not vegan. According to their Allergen Menu, their “Famous Croutons” contain both milk and eggs. For a vegan substitute, opt for their Seasoned Lavish Crackers.

Does Ruby Tuesday have a veggie burger?

According to VegNews, Ruby Tuesday added the vegan awesome burger to 450 of it’s locations nationwide. The veggie burger being used was Sweet Earth’s vegan burger. With that being said, we were not able to locate it on their menu online.

Our best recommendation would be to ask your server or call ahead if you can and inquire about the vegan Awesome Burger.

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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: We have not personally been to a Ruby Tuesday in quite a long time. I actually think it may have been with my parents over 10 years ago. Anyway, we’ll update our picks here when we visit a Ruby Tuesday.

Jen’s Pick: N/A 

More Info

  • Ruby Tuesday is a sit down casual dining restaurant chain with almost 500 locations, the majority of which are located up and down the eastern US.
  • If you’d like to see all the options on Ruby Tuesday’s menu, check out Ruby Tuesday’s Full Menu
  • Ruby Tuesday has a pretty cool interactive Allergen Menu where you can choose what allergens you’d like to avoid and it shows you what on their menu fits and even gives some modification suggestions.
  • Not quite what you’re looking for? VeggL has over 175 Cheat Sheet Guides for popular chain restaurants including other casual sit down chains like Applebee’s and Yard House
  • 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!