Vegan Options at Sonic Drive-In (Updated 2022)

Vegan Options at Sonic Drive-In

Sonic isn’t exactly vegan-friendly, but there are a few things you can grab if you find yourself at one. 

If you’re okay with some potential cross-contamination with fried items, then fries, tots or an order of onion rings will be the easiest things you can order.

If you’re not really hungry and want to get something fun, the slushes and many of the add-ins are vegan.

Outside of that, if you’re up for the challenge you can make-your-own veggie sandwich with a random assortment of bread and veggies. Would be awesome to see Sonic jump on the vegan burger wave, but we’re not there yet. In the meantime, here is everything vegan at Sonic Drive-In.

Vegan Options at Sonic Drive-In

Fried Items*

All of the fried items share a fryer with animal products. 

  • Fries*
  • Onion Rings*
  • Tots*

Create Your Own Sandwich?

Sonic does not offer a vegan sandwich but if you really are stuck eating here, you could create your own.
-> We have not been able to confirm if dough conditioners/enzymes used in the breads are vegan-friendly. You choose your comfort level with these options. 

  • Bagel (select locations)
  • Hamburger Bun (may contain dairy/egg)
  • Hot Dog Bun (may contain dairy/egg)
  • Hoagie Bun
  • Soft Pretzel Twist
  • Texas Toast (may contain dairy/egg)
  • Tortilla (may contain dairy/egg)

Sandwich Toppings

  • Grilled Onions
  • Avocado (select locations)
  • Dill Pickle Chips
  • Dill Pickle Spears (select locations)
  • Hatch Green Chiles (select locations)
  • Jalapenos
  • Lettuce
  • Diced Onions
  • Sauerkraut (select locations)
  • Sport Peppers (select locations)
  • Sweet Pickle Relish
  • Tomato


  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Salt/Pepper Blend
  • Asian Sweet Chili Sauce (select locations)
  • Hickory BBQ (select locations)
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Grape Jelly
  • Lemon Juice
  • Marinara
  • Salsa de SONIC
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce (select locations)
  • Sweet Relish
  • Syrup

A Couple Other Food Items

  • FRITOS Corn Chips
  • Tree Top Applesauce

Frozen Items

  • Ice Cream Cone
  • Lemonade Slush
  • Limeade Slush
  • Plain Slush Base

Flavor Add-Ins and Syrups

  • Blackberry
  • Blue Coconut
  • Blue Raspberry
  • Cherry
  • Diet Cherry
  • French Vanilla
  • Grape
  • Mango
  • Peach
  • Raspberry

Toppings and Add-Ins

  • Fresh Banana
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Peanut Butter Topping
  • Pecans*
  • Strawberry Topping

Sonic Disclaimer
*Certain SONIC® fresh bread products may have different ingredients because SONIC® Drive-Ins purchase from local bakeries whose ingredients and allergens may vary.

Ingredients in the following bread products include wheat, milk or egg in any combination and other allergens: hamburger buns, wheat buns, hot dog buns and Texas toast. – Sonic Allergen Guide

**WARNING: Fried foods may be exposed to gluten and allergens. Fryer oil may come in contact with items containing milk, egg, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat and gluten because fried items are not always fried in designated stations. – Sonic Allergen Guide

Sonic Drive-In Vegan FAQ

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Are Sonic Cinnastacks vegan?

The Cinnabon Cinnastacks at Sonic contain both egg and milk and therefore are not vegan. They are also fried which adds cross-contamination issues.

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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: I’ve only had Sonic once since going vegan. I had some tots and that was it.

Jen’s Pick: I haven’t been to Sonic since pre-vegan and even then I think I only got tots. I’ll update this if I end up at one again. 


More Info

  • Sonic was founded in 1953 (I had no idea Sonic had been around that long) in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Sonic currently has almost 3500 locations all across the US.
  • If you’d like to see all the options on Sonic’s menu, check out Sonic Drive-In‘s Full Menu
  • Information pulled directly from Sonic’s Allergen Guide
  • Not quite what you’re looking for? VeggL has over 175 Cheat Sheets for popular chain restaurants including other fast food locations like Carl’s Jr and Burger King
  • 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!