If you’re reading this, chances are you’re either in the Dallas Fort Worth Airport or you’re going to be going through the airport very soon.
Finding vegan options when you’re traveling is already hard enough and airports add the added element of ‘what if’. Once you find a decent vegan option in your terminal you always wonder ‘what if’ there is a better option further down. This can lead to a lot of walking and a lot of frustration.
This is exactly where I found myself in the Atlanta airport one day and thought, ‘Why isn’t there a simple guide that shows you all the best vegan options in the airport?’ Since there wasn’t one, we made it.
This guide will give you the Best 3 Vegan Options in every terminal and how to order them if they require any modifications (ex. no cheese). Some locations may even have a link that will take you to a complete vegan options guide for that particular restaurant
We hope this guide makes your vegan traveling a little less low stress!
Best Vegan Options in Terminal A
Qdoba (A16) – Qdoba has some excellent vegan options. They recently partnered with Impossible Meat and have an Impossible Fajita Bowl with rice, black beans, Impossible Meat, fajita peppers and salsa that can be ordered directly as-is straight off the menu. Low stress ordering and delicious food makes Qdoba a top 3 pick.
Dunkin’ Donuts (A13) – No vegan donuts, but multiple bagel selections and some really good hash browns makes Dunkin’ a solid choice. Dunkin’ also now offers both Almond and Oat Milk (though at an extra charge) which makes many coffee combinations possible.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels (A21) – Have you walked right by Auntie Anne’s your whole (vegan) life because you assumed there is no way any of those delicious smelling pretzels are vegan? If so, then you’ve been missing out just like I was. The Original, Cinnamon Sugar, Sweet Almond, Raisin AND Jalapeno pretzels are vegan! Just order with no butter and either of the vegan dips – Marinara or Sweet Glaze Dip.
Best Vegan Options in Terminal B
Panda Express (B15) – The Eggplant Tofu, Chow Mein and Vegetable Springs are all great vegan options at Panda Express. 2020 Note: We’ve heard many Panda Express’s are running on a limited menu at the moment and the Eggplant Tofu is not on the menu at many locations. Check with your location to confirm availability.
TGI Fridays (B10) – The Beyond Burger has made it’s way to TGI Fridays which makes it a great lunch or dinner option. Just make sure to order with no cheese. The Tostado Nachos can also be made vegan by leaving off the meat, cheese and sour cream.
Baskin Robbins (B43) – Looking for a sweat treat? Baskin Robbins now has two vegan ice creams that they offer at their locations: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Extreme. We can’t guarantee that the airport location will carry these, but it doesn’t hurt to find out, right?
(By the way, there is also a Dunkin Donuts (B6, B43) and Auntie Anne’s (B29) in Terminal B too. We just wanted to spread the wealth a bit!)
Best Vegan Options in Terminal C
Maggiano’s Little Italy (C15) – Maggiano’s has multiple pasta options. We recommend the Mediterranean Spaghetti that comes with roasted peppers, Kalamata olives, capers and a vegetarian tomato ragu. It’s really good. Don’t forget the Ciabatta Rolls!
Pizza Hut (C22) – Pizza Hut recently added Beyond Meat as a topping option. Update: Even more recently they have removed Beyond Meat from their menu.
Hopefully, Pizza Hut decides to bring Beyond Meat back to the menu soon (in fact, why not add some vegan cheese why we’re at it?). Your options now are pretty much limited to breadsticks if ordered with NO Parmesan or seasoning.
Starbucks (C8, C21) – Not surprisingly, there are Starbucks all over the Dallas Fort Worth Airport even though we’re listing it here for the first time. Oat Milk is now available at all Starbucks locations. There is nothing overly special when it comes to getting a bite to eat at Starbucks, but they do have bagels, a lentil bowl and a bunch of different vegan friendly snacks.
(Dunkin Donuts (C17) and Auntie Anne’s (C22) are in Terminal C too!)
Best Vegan Options in Terminal D
Terminal D has less chain restaurant locations. If you know of any great vegan options at some of the ‘standalone’ restaurants, please let us know so we can share it here!
Grand Met (D22 – Outside Security) – The Grand Met has a few pretty good vegan options including an Impossible burger and a Vegetable Stir-Fry. They also offer a Chopped Salad. You could order it with NO feta to make it vegan. We have reached out to Grand Met regarding the salad dressing but have not heard back yet so you need to verify this with them before ordering. It might be the best place in the airport to get something vegan and unique.
There is a Auntie Anne’s (D36) and Starbucks (D28) in Terminal D and from what we can tell so far, they appear to be the two best options for vegan-friendly choices outside of the Grand Met. You could also always do a “veggie” sub from Subway or just grab some fries from Chick Fil-A.
Best Vegan Options in Terminal E
Terminal E is home to a couple chains that we’ve mentioned in previous terminals:
Auntie Anne’s (E5), Dunkin Donuts (E8), Panda Express (E33) and TGI Fridays (E17) all have a home inside Terminal E.
Einstein Bros. Bagels is another good spot to get a great cup of coffee. They also have some of the most underrated bagels of any chain in my opinion.
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We sincerely hope that this guide helped your vegan food finding and decision making a little bit easier!
All our vegan guides are constantly being made better by tips and suggestions from the VeggL community. If we’ve missed a great vegan option inside the Dallas Fort Worth Airport, please reach out and let us know!