Vegan Options at Culver’s (Updated 2023)

Vegan Options at Culver's

There aren’t a ton of vegan options at Culver’s but there a couple salad options (and apples!). Culver’s is a chain that originated in Wisconsin and is now in 25 states across the country. They specialize in burgers, fries and frozen custard.

Considering they’re not very vegan friendly, if you have the option, we’d recommend trying another spot close by. If you do find yourself stuck at Culver’s… did we mention salad? 

Vegan Options at Culver’s

Vegan Sides

  • Apple Slices
  • Crinkle Cut Fries*
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Sweet Potato Fries*


Be sure to order your salads without cheese or croutons.

  • Garden Fresco Salad
  • Side Salad

Salad Add-Mix-Ins

  • Apple Slices
  • Craisins
  • Cucumbers
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Mixed Greens with Spring Mix
  • Red Diced Onions
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Sliced Strawberries

Vegan Salad Dressings

  • French Dressing
  • Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Reduced Calorie French Dressing
  • Sesame Ginger Dressing

*Cross Contamination is an issue. Here is Culver’s official statement on cross-contamination taken from their Allergen Guide:

The common allergens listed below pertain to individual menu items and does not include cross-contact that may occur during preparation and cooking procedures. Culver’s cannot guarantee any menu item will be free of an allergen. Items containing egg, milk, wheat/gluten, soy, fish and shrimp are cooked in common fryer oil.

Culver’s Vegan FAQ

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Is Culver’s Veggie Burger Vegan?

No. Culver’s veggie burger contains pasteurized milk (it’s actually the first ingredient), cheese culture and eggs. In addition, the bun it’s served on is not vegan either. It’s made with cream (milk).

Are Culver’s Onion Rings vegan?

No. The Onion Rings at Culver’s contain milk, so unfortunately not vegan.

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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: I had to make a trip to try out Culver’s Sweet Potato Fries and I have to say, they are really, really good.

Jen’s Pick: N/A

More Links and Info

  • Information in this guide was pulled directly from Culver’s Nutrition and Allergen Guide as well as their Quality Ingredients Guide
  • If you’d like to check out Culver’s full menu, head over to Culver’s Official Menu page
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