Vegan Options at The Cheesecake Factory (Updated 2021)

Vegan Options at The Cheesecake Factory

Vegan Cheesecake may not be on the list of Vegan Options at The Cheesecake Factory; however, they have plenty of menu items to choose from. A few options like the Vegan Cobb Salad, Avocado Toast, Glam Impossible Burger and Pasta Pomodoro are vegan as-is straight off the menu.

There is also about a dozen more choices that can be made vegan with a few slight tweaks like ordering the Korean Cauliflower with no ranch or no lemon sauce or basil oil on Evelyn’s Favorite Pasta.

Here is everything vegan at The Cheesecake Factory –

Vegan Options at The Cheesecake Factory

Small Plates, Snacks & Appetizers

  • Avocado Toast
  • Edamame
Korean Fried Cauliflower
Korean Fried Cauliflower *Pic Courtesy of The Cheesecake Factory
  • Korean Fried Cauliflower. Order with NO ranch dressing.
  • Skinny Asian Lettuce Wrap Tacos. Order with NO chicken–sub with avocado.
  • Guacamole & Chips. Order with NO sour cream.


  • Little House Salad with a vegan dressing (list below)
  • Tossed Green Salad with a vegan dressing (list below). Order with NO croutons. 
  • Vegan Cobb Salad
  • Greek Salad. Order with NO feta.
  • Thai Chicken Salad. Order with NO chicken.
  • French Country Salad. Order with NO goat cheese.

Vegan Dressings

  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Shallot Vinaigrette
  • French Mustard (gluten free)
  • Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • Thai Vinaigrette (typically only used for the Thai Chicken Salad)

Main Dishes

Impossible Burger
Impossible Burger *Pic Courtesy of The Cheesecake Factory
  • Impossible Burger… comes with vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion and their special sauce (vegan 1000 island dressing) on a toasted vegan brioche bun. 
  • Skinny Impossible Burger… the ‘Skinny’ Impossible Burger comes with a dairy based mayo, a different toasted bun than the regular version and with a green salad. Order with NO mayo. 
  • Evelyn’s Favorite Pasta. Order with NO ​lemon sauce or basil oil. The Angel Hair, Penne, Bow Tie, Spaghetti, and Gluten-Free pasta types are Vegan.
  • Pasta Pomodoro
  • Thai Lettuce Wraps. Order with NO chicken–sub Grilled or Fresh Avocado.
  • Korean Fried Chicken. Order with Korean Fried Cauliflower as a replacement for the chicken. Also order with no creamy oriental. Yes, even the Kimchi is Vegan!


  • French Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Green Beans. Order with NO butter
  • Fresh Corn. Order with NO butter
  • Sautéed Spinach. Order with NO butter
  • Steamed Broccoli. Order with NO butter
  • Steamed Asparagus. Order with NO butter


  • Bowl of Fresh Berries. Order with NO whipped cream.

*Per CPK Allergens Page, non-vegan allergens are possibly cross-contaminated at the supplier level. Additional cross-contact may occur in the restaurant kitchen… Before placing your order, please inform the manager at the CPK location you are ordering from if anyone in your party has a food allergy or dietary restriction.

The Cheesecake Factory Vegan FAQ

The Cheesecake Factory
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Is the Korean Cauliflower Vegan?

Yes! The batter is made using rice flour and water.

Is the Impossible Burger at The Cheesecake Factory vegan?

Be aware there are now 2 versions of the Impossible Burger at The Cheesecake Factory. The regular version that includes a special sauce (aka a vegan 1000 island dressing) on a brioche bun is vegan as-is.

The Skinny Impossible Burger is not vegan as-is. The difference between the two is the Skinny comes with a lite animal-based mayo and on a different bun with a Green Salad. To make the Skinny vegan, order with NO mayo. 

Is the Veggie Burger vegan at Cheesecake Factory?

Short answer. It used to be. Long answer… they recently started adding heavy cream to it. 

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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: Haven’t been to a Cheesecake Factory since going vegan. Will update here when I do. 

Jen’s Pick:  I have not been since my pre-vegan days but I look forward to trying their Vegan Cobb Salad. 

More Info and Links

  • The Cheesecake Factory was founded in Beverly Hills, CA in 1978 (the bakery was founded six years earlier in 1972) and currently has 206 locations in the US. 
  • If you’d like to see everything on Cheesecake Factory’s menu, check out their official menu page on their website
  • Information pulled directly from The Cheesecake Factory’s Nutritional Guide
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