John Wayne Airport Vegan Guide (2022)

Orange County Airport Vegan Food

If you’re at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California and you’re trying to find where the vegan options are then you are in the right place! And if you’re not even at the airport yet and you’re here planning ahead then that’s even better.

We’ve taken the time to scour through the John Wayne (SNA) Airport’s Dining Guide to find everything vegan-friendly in the airport and where everything is located.

We are also very fortunate that we have our VeggL community that often reaches out to us to let us know about vegan options that they find in airports as well.

So, without further ado, here is your Vegan Guide to the John Wayne Airport.

Vegan Options at John Wayne Airport


Terminal A


California Pizza Kitchen (Gate 5)

California Pizza Kitchen has some really nice vegan options.

If you’re in the mood for pizza we suggest opting for the Plant Based BBQ Chicken Pizza – just order with NO cheese. It comes with plant-based chicken, BBQ sauce, red onions and fresh cilantro. (You can also add pineapple)

If you want something a little bit lighter then you may want to try the Lettuce Wraps with Chinese Vegetables. They come with fresh shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, rice sticks and scallions tossed in spicy ginger soy sauce with lettuce wraps.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Gate 5)

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf offers three different kinds of non-dairy milk (Soy, Coconut & Almond) which allows the majority of their coffee drinks to be made vegan-friendly. Most of their powders & syrups do contain dairy, but according to one of their reps that we spoke to the Peppermint Syrup and the Pumpkin Syrup are both vegan.

If you’re also looking for something to eat, they have a vegan Banana Nut Loaf on the menu at their regular locations. Hopefully, it’s offered at the airport as well.

FYI: There are actually 3 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations in the John Wayne Airport. There is another in Terminal C and a third location by Baggage Claim.


Terminal B


Starbucks (Gate 12)

Starbucks Vegan Shaken Espresso
Starbucks Toasted Vanilla Shaken Espresso

If all else fails you can almost always count on finding a Starbucks inside an airport. They have way too many vegan-friendly drinks to list here, most with either no or only slight modifications needed to order them vegan. I highly suggest checking out our Starbucks Vegan Guide to help with ordering a drink.

If you’re also getting food, I would suggest going with a bagel. Starbucks has multiple varieties of bagels that are vegan including the Plain, Cinnamon Raisin and Everything. Look for Justin’s Hazelnut or Classic Almond Butter as a spread.


Terminal B/C


Jamba Juice (Gate 13/14)

Jamba Juice: Strawberry Whirl Smoothie (left); Seasonal Vegan Pumpkin Smash Smoothie (right)

Over a dozen different plant-based smoothies to choose from straight off the menu. Smoothies like the Apple ‘n Greens and the Smooth Talkin’ Mango require zero modifications and are absolutely delicious.

Jamba even has a few vegan options in addition to their smoothies like the steel-cut oatmeal and a sweet pretzel.

Qdoba (Gate 13/14)

Qdoba Impossible Fajita Bowl
The Impossible Meat really takes an already good Qdoba bowl over the top!

Qdoba has some excellent vegan options. Unfortunately, Impossible Meat may not be offered at airport locations; however, you have plenty to choose from including their rice, beans, fajita veggies, salsas, chips, and guacamole. 

Low stress ordering and delicious food make Qdoba a great pick.

Subway (Gate 13/14)

If you’re lucky, this location will be carrying the Veggie Patty which is now vegan in the US.

Choose a bread or wrap like Hearty Multigrain or Tomato Basil Wrap, add the Veggie Patty and then pile on the veggies.


Terminal C


Carl’s Jr (Gate 16)

Carl’s Jr has the Beyond Famous Star. You’ll need to order it with NO cheese and NO mayo. Without the cheese and mayo, it’s a Beyond Burger with lettuce, tomato, sliced onions and dill pickle on a seeded bun. Pair it up with some French Fries or Crisscut Fries.

If it’s breakfast time then you’re pretty much limited to just the Hash Rounds.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Gate 16)

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf offers three different kinds of non-dairy milk (Soy, Coconut & Almond) which allows the majority of their coffee drinks to be made vegan-friendly. Most of their powders & syrups do contain dairy, but according to one of their reps that we spoke to the Peppermint Syrup and the Pumpkin Syrup are both vegan.

If you’re also looking for something to eat, they have a vegan Banana Nut Loaf on the menu at their regular locations. Hopefully, it’s offered at the airport as well.

FYI: There are 3 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations in the John Wayne Airport. There is another in Terminal A and a third location by Baggage Claim.


Baggage Claim


Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf offers three different kinds of non-dairy milk (Soy, Coconut & Almond) which allows the majority of their coffee drinks to be made vegan-friendly. Most of their powders & syrups do contain dairy, but according to one of their reps that we spoke to the Peppermint Syrup and the Pumpkin Syrup are both vegan.

If you’re also looking for something to eat, they have a vegan Banana Nut Loaf on the menu at their regular locations. Hopefully, it’s offered at the airport as well.

FYI: There are 2 other Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations in the John Wayne Airport – one in Terminal A and one in Terminal C.


More Links and Info


  • If you’d like to see all the dining options located inside the John Wayne Airport, then head over to their Official Dining PageOpens in a new tab.
  • Have another flight today? VeggL has dozens of airport vegan guides including other popular locations like the Las Vegas Airport (LAS) and the Denver Airport (DEN).
  • Cross-Contamination Statement: 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.
  • Disclaimer: We do everything possible at VeggL to make sure all our Vegan Guides are as up to date as possible, but sometimes menus and menu items can change. VeggL is not responsible for incorrect or outdated information. Always check with your location and server to confirm items are vegan when ordering. If you notice something that needs to be corrected – please let us know!