Vegan Options at Jack in the Box (Updated 2021)

Vegan Options at Jack in the Box

The vegan options at Jack in the Box are not exactly inspiring; however, you do a few choices if you are at one. A Teriyaki Bowl that needs a little modifying, a side salad, a few fried* options and plenty of suaces.

This just in – Jack in the Box is testing a vegan chicken sandwich (officially “Jack’s Unchicken”) in select US locations from now until December 12th, 2021. It will be available in both regular and spicy versions. From what we’ve read it appears that they will be available at a few locations in California (Monterey and Salinas) and in Reno, NV.

If you are near these locations we strongly encourage you to show Jack in the Box that vegan options on their menu is great for their bottom line! If you are lucky enough to be close to a participating location – make sure to order the sandwich with NO mayo.

Vegan Options at Jack in the Box


  • Chicken Teriyaki Bowl. Order with NO chicken. Ask for them to add extra veggies … comes with rice, broccoli, carrots and teriyaki sauce.


  • Side Salad. Order with Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette … comes with iceberg lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumbers and carrot. 
  • French Fries*
  • Potato Wedges*
  • Seasoned Curly Fries*
  • Hash Brown (Breakfast)*
  • Chiquita Apple Bites. Order with NO caramel dip (contains dairy).
  • Tree Top Applesauce

Vegan Dipping Sauces & Condiments

  • Barbecue Dipping Sauce
  • Franks Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
  • Sweet N’ Sour Dipping Sauce
  • Teriyaki Dipping Sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Fire Roasted Salsa
  • Hot Taco Sauce Packet
  • Kikkoman Soy Sauce Packet
  • Grape Jelly
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Pancake Syrup

*These items may share a fryer with animal products. Ask your location if this is a concern for you.
Be aware, with any restaurant that is not 100% vegan, cross-contamination can occur.

Jack in the Box Vegan FAQ

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Are Jack in the Box fries vegan?

The fries themselves are vegan. Like most fast food places, the fries may share a fryer with non-vegan food. So it really just depends on how you feel about cross-contamination.

Personally, I (Ryan) am ok with some potential cross-contamination. I kind of know that’s what I’m signing up for when I grab fast food, but we want you to be aware of it in case that is a deal-breaker for you.

Are Jack in the Box Tacos Vegan?

Jack in the Box Tacos
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The taco shells themselves are technically vegan, but they are shipped to the stores with the meat already in the tacos. Then, all the tacos (each variety) are all fried together, shells with the meat.

If you’d like more info, we did a deep dive on Jack on the Box tacos and how and why they’re not vegan.

Does Jack in the Box have vegan burgers?

No. Unfortunately Jack in the Box does not currently offer a vegan burger.

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More Info

  • If you’d like to check out their full menu, head over to Jack in the Box’s Official Menu page.
  • Information gathered from Jack in Box’s Ingredients and Allergen pages
  • Not quite what you’re looking for? VeggL has over 135 Cheat Sheet Guides for popular chain restaurants including spots with vegan burger options like Burger King and Carl’s Jr
  • We are working tirelessly to make sure all the information contained in VeggL is accurate and up to date. However, sometimes options change. If you notice a change at a restaurant that we need to know about, let us know

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