Traveling through JFK Airport at trying to figure out where the good vegan options might be?
This was me a couple years ago while walking through the Atlanta Airport. Do I stop here or if I keep walking down will there be something better? Is there any hidden gems that I don’t even know about? What about the other terminals? Are there better options there?
If you’re a traveling vegan, there’s a good chance some or all of those questions sound familiar. I told myself at the time, there has to be something that just shows you where to find good vegan options at the airport.
There wasn’t. So, Jen and I created VeggL.
On this page, we’re going to show the best vegan options in each terminal. Some locations (the popular chain restaurants) will also be linked to their complete Vegan Option Guide (we have over 130 of those guides on VeggL). If you find this guide helpful, you may want to check out our Free App (link below)!
Enough rambling from me, here we go!
At the time of this writing many airport locations are temporarily closed. Be sure to check the JFK Airport Shops and Restaurants page to get the most up to date information on what is open and available.
Vegan Options in Terminal 1
Dunkin’ (located in Food Court) – No vegan donuts, but multiple bagel selections and 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.
Starbucks (Food Court) – 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.
Jikji Cafe – A local spot that serves Korean food and has quite a few vegan options. Miso udon, sundubu jjigae tofu stew, veggie rolls and a vegetable bibimbap (order with NO egg) are a few of the choices you’ll have there.
Vegan Options in Terminal 2
To be honest, not a lot of great options in Terminal 2. Here’s the best we know of:
Cibo Express Gourmet Market (Arrivals, Bookstore, Gate 24, 61, 65 & 67) – There are a crazy amount of these Grab & Go locations in Terminal 2. You can pick up a decent vegan snack here with options ranging from hummus to tabbouleh.
Croque Madame (Gates 62 & 63) – Another place where you can grab a quick bite like oatmeal and fruit cups.
Vegan Options in Terminal 4
Jamba Juice (B27) – Many vegan smoothie options that can be ordered straight off the menu (Protein Berry Workout with Soy Protein and the Greens n’ Ginger are our favorites).
They have multiple non-dairy milk alternatives (vanilla coconutmilk, unsweetened almondmilk, soymilk, Oatly oatmilk), including So Delicious Oatmilk Frozen dessert, that you can utilize. A couple different Juice options as well.
Shake Shack (B23, B37) – Shake Shack has been back and forth lately with trying out different versions of a vegan burger. It would definitely be worth asking and see if you get lucky.
There are also a few Dunkin’ locations (Arrivals Hall East, Retail Hall East, B18, B33) in Terminal 4 as well (you are in the Northeast after all).
Vegan Options in Terminal 5
5ive Steak (Marketplace) – Local spot with a Black Bean Burger and a few vegan sides to choose from.
A few locations here in Terminal 5 that we’ve covered in the previous terminals. Cibo (Food Hall, Gates 9-10, Baggage Claim 4, Gate 4, Security Checkpoint), lots of Dunkins (Baggage Claim 4, Food Hall, Gate 25, Security Check, Jamba Juice and a Starbucks.
Vegan Options in Terminal 7
There are very few restaurant options in Terminal 7. We’re talking in general, not just vegan options. The only location that we know for sure has vegan options is… (you want to take a guess here) that’s right! Dunkin’ (Arrivals, Gate 10)
Vegan Options in Terminal 8
Auntie Anne’s (Food Court) – After going vegan, I walked by Auntie Anne’s for years assuming that there was no chance those delicious smelling pretzels were vegan. I was wrong. A number of their pretzels are vegan (order them with no butter) including the Original, Cinnamon Sugar and Jalapeno. Enjoy!
Baskin Robbins/Dunkin (Gate 42 Inside Hudson) – If you’re lucky, this Baskin Robbins will be carrying one of their vegan ice cream flavors. If not, there is always Dunkin’.
Cascata (B34) – Cascata has a branded Health Salad that includes chickpeas, cucumbers and cranberries.
There is also another Cibo location (Gate 7) and a couple Starbucks (near food court and Gate 46)
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We hope this page made your experience trying to find a great vegan bite to eat a little bit easier!
If you have more airport stops along your journey, check our Airport Vegan Guides main page. We have Guides for the airports in Atlanta, Dallas and many more! We’re also adding more airports all the time.