Does Wendy’s Offer Vegan Breakfast Options?

Vegan Options at Wendy's

With being able to order a vegan* breakfast at Burger King, one would hope this is also an option at Wendy’s!

…especially after Wendy’s debuted their French Toast Sticks in August of 2022. But are they even vegan?

Let’s look through Wendy’s breakfast menu and determine if any of them are vegan-friendly. 

To preface, let’s remember that eating at a chain restaurant can come with cross-contamination, and sometimes certain ingredients (natural flavors/enzymes) will not have their source known.

These are considered accidentally vegan menu items. You choose your level of comfort. Read more on our disclaimers pageOpens in a new tab., if interested.

What is on Wendy’s Breakfast Menu?

As of September 2023, on Wendy’s breakfast menu, you will find croissants, biscuits, french toast sticks, seasoned potatoes an oatmeal bar, apple bites and various animals and animal by-products. 

Are the Croissants Vegan at Wendy’s?

No. Wendy’s croissants contain dairy.

Are Wendy’s Biscuits Vegan?

No. Wndy’s Biscuits contain dairy.

Are Wendy’s French Toast Sticks Vegan?

This is one we had high hopes for since Burger KingOpens in a new tab.‘s French Toast Sticks are accidentally vegan*. But the answer is no. Unfortunately, Wendy’s chose to make their French Toast Sticks with dairy and eggs. 

Are Wendy’s Seasoned Potatoes Vegan?

Wendy’s Seasoned Breakfast Potatoes are considered accidentally vegan just as their fries are. They contain the following ingredientsOpens in a new tab.:

Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (High Oleic Canola, Canola, Soybean, and/or Cottonseed), Modified Food Starch (Corn, Tapioca, Potato), Salt, Rice Flour, Corn Starch, Dextrin, Potato Dextrin, Spices, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Dextrose, Leavening (Disodium Dihydrogen Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, and/or Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate), Xanthan Gum, Annatto (Color). Cooked in Vegetable Oil (Soybean Oil, Vegetable Oil [May Contain One or More of the Following: Canola, Corn, or Cottonseed], Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, and Dimethylpolysiloxane [Anti-Foaming Agent]). COOKED IN THE SAME OIL AS MENU ITEMS THAT CONTAIN WHEAT, MILK, EGG, SOY, SESAME, AND FISH.

Is Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar Vegan?

No. Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar contains eggs, dairy and honey. 

Back to our original question.

Does Wendy’s Offer Vegan Breakfast Options?

The ONLY breakfast items that are vegan-friendly at Wendy’s are their Seasoned Potatoes* and Apple Bites.

The Apple Bites are exactly what you think–apple slices.

In Conclusion…

We wish we had a happier and more abundant answer for you. But unfortunately, that is not the case. You can see our complete guide for Wendy’s here if you would like to see all of the vegan-friendly options at this restaurant.


VeggL is the passion project of Jen & Ryan. Both vegan (Jen since 2012, Ryan since 2018), they wanted to help other vegans & plant based folks through an incredibly frustrating process--trying to figure out what you can eat & where in the US. Pictured w/ our pups, Mia & Chompers.

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