Vegan Options at Chili’s (Updated 2024)

Vegan Options at Chili's

The vegan options at Chili’s do not include a lot of main dishes, but there are quite a few sides you can put together or see our notes below regarding their Black Bean Patty.

As of May 2023, the Black Bean Patty no longer contains dairy and egg and is notated as being vegan! We share with you how to modify the menu items so you can order with it.

Check out our full list of vegan options at Chili’s:

Vegan Options at Chili’s


  • Bottomless Tostada Chips & Salsa
  • Fresh Guacamole & Chips … come with salsa as well.

Vegan Options at Chili's


  • House Salad with Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette. Order with NO croutons or cheese. Ask if you can SUB with avocado (optional) … comes with greens, tomatoes, red onion and cucumber.


Unfortunately, Chili’s has informed us that the Black Bean & Veggie Fajita has been removed from their menu. And online ordering does not allow you to substitute.

We have, however, confirmed that you can order it as a SUB in-house.

  • Chicken Fajitas (they’re the cheapest). SUB the chicken with a black bean burger. Order with NO chipotle butter, sour cream or cheese … comes with Mexican rice, black beans, flour tortillas, pico and salsa. You can SUB the flour tortillas for corn tortillas and guac is available upon request.


Vegan Options at Chili's
Chili’s OldTimer Burger; modified vegan. 8.2023
  • Oldtimer (the original burger). SUB the animal patty with the black bean burger and order with NO cheese … comes with pickles, lettuce, tomato, red onion and mustard. Choose your side from the list below.

Vegan Sides

  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Roasted Asparagus (cost extra)
  • Corn on the Cob (NOT the roasted street corn)
  • Side Salad. Order with Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette and NO croutons or cheese.
  • Black Beans
  • Mexican Rice & Beans
  • French Fries*
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Tostada Chips & Salsa

*Be aware, the fries share a fryer with chicken. You choose your level of comfort.

Vegan Toppings/Extras

  • Avocado Slices
  • Guacamole
  • Pickles
  • Salsa
  • Flour Tortilla
  • Corn Tortilla
  • Burger Bun

Chili’s Vegan Sauces

  • House BBQ Sauce
  • Apple BBQ Sauce
  • Sweet Chili Zing Sauce
  • Mango Habanero Sauce

*Fries share a fryer with chicken. 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

Chili’s Vegan FAQ

Vegan Options at Chili's

Is Chili’s Black Bean Burger Vegan?

Yes! As of Chili’s allergen guide dated 5.23.23, their black bean burger no longer contains egg or dairy! It is now notated as vegan.

Is Chili’s Corn on the Cob Vegan?

Yes! But make sure you order the Corn on the cob and NOT the Roasted Street Corn as it contains dairy and egg.

Are Chili’s Fajita Veggies (peppers and onions) Vegan?

Yes… with modifications. Chili’s fajita veggies (peppers and onions) are pre-cooked in a butter-flavored oil that is made with soybean oil–no dairy. When served, the fajita veggies are then topped with chipotle butter that contains dairy. You must order yours without this butter topping.

Can I eat WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) at Chili’s?


  • House Salad (greens, tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers) with NO cheese, croutons or dressing
  • Caribbean Salad (greens, pineapple, mandarin oranges, dried cranberry, red bell pepper, green onions, cilantro) with NO shrimp/chicken or dressing
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Black Beans
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Steamed Asparagus
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Avocado Slices
  • Pickles
  • Mandarin Oranges

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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: I really like their new black bean patty because it’s tasty but also has a kick of spice! I ordered it as a sub for the animal patty on the Oldtimer’s Burger with no cheese. 

Jen’s Pick: When we recently visited, we ordered an array of items to get pics, etc. I was surprised at how yummy their side of black beans are along with their steamed broccoli and house salad. The citrus balsamic vinaigrette is a nice dressing. 

More Info and Links:

  • If you’d like to check out Chili’s full menu, head over to Chili’s Full Menu
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