JFK Airport Vegan Options (2024 Guide)

Vegan Options at JFK

Traveling through JFK Airport at trying to figure out where the good vegan options might be?

This was me a couple of years ago while walking through the Atlanta Airport. Do I stop here or if I keep walking down will there be something better? 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 guide, we share with you every vegan option in each terminal that we are aware of. Some locations (the popular chain restaurants) will also be linked to their complete Vegan Option Guide. If you find this guide helpful, you may want to check out our VeggL App (link is towards the bottom of the guide)

And if you discover any of these have changed or we need to add a restaurant, please let us knowOpens in a new tab.. 🙂

Enough rambling… here we go!


Vegan Options at JFK Airport

Many of the chains listed in this guide have complete Vegan Guides that can be accessed by clicking on their name.


Terminal 1


Dunkin’ (located in Food Court)

Vegan Options at Dunkin'
Dunkin’s Roasted Tomato Avocado Toast

Plenty of coffee drinks are available with multiple non-dairy milk options.

If you’re also looking for food, there are a couple of different options you can choose from (no, a donut isn’t one of them).

First, opt for a bagel: the Plain, Cinnamon Raisin, Everything and Sesame are all vegan. Just make sure to order with NO cream cheese. At least at our Dunkin’ locations, they will absolutely put cream cheese on your bagel unless you ask them not to (and every once in a while they still will anyway).

The other option I would suggest is either the Avocado & Roasted Tomato Toast or Hashbrowns.

Starbucks (Food Court)

Way too many vegan-friendly drink options to list here, but you shouldn’t have any issues ordering your coffee or tea. If you need drink ideas, see our Starbucks vegan guideOpens in a new tab..

As for food, a bagel is probably your best bet. Starbucks has multiple varieties of bagels that are vegan including the Plain or Everything. Look for Justin’s Hazelnut or Classic Almond Butter as a spread.

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.


Terminal 4


Peet’s Coffee (between Gate 25 & 26)

Peet’s has been known in recent years for offering a vegan breakfast sandwich and Mediterranean flatbread. Airport locations vary with their menus so we suggest asking if it is available.

If not, coffee with almond, oat or soy milk is an option.

Buffalo Wild WingsOpens in a new tab. (Gate B26)

This airport location did not have a menu attached so we suggest you check their menu and cross-reference it with our vegan guideOpens in a new tab. for Buffalo Wild Wings then ask questions if need be.

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).

Shake Shack (Gates B22, B37)

Vegan Options at Shake Shack
Shake Shack’s Veggie Shack (with modifications), Fries and Vegan Shake

With the addition of the Veggie Shack, Shake Shack has officially become the chain where you can get a vegan burger, fries & shake! You will need to make modifications though so check our guide for what is most up to date. 🙂

Farmer’s Fridge (A4 & B25)

Vegan Options in a fridge (aka a vending machine), touchless ordering and offers a reward program with the Farmer’s Fridge app. You can find a variety of options ranging from oats, a burrito bowl, chips & guac and even vegan cookie dough bites. These options will always vary.

Dunkin’ (Arrivals Hall East, Retail Hall East, Gates B20 & B33)

No vegan donuts, but multiple bagel selections, avocado toast and hash browns make Dunkin’ a solid choice. Dunkin’ also offers Almond, Oat and Coconut Milk (though at an extra charge) which makes many coffee combinations possible.


Terminal 5

Many of the chains listed in this guide have complete Vegan Guides that can be accessed by clicking on their name.


StarbucksOpens in a new tab. (Gate 22)

With the many options of non-dairy milk (oat, almond, soy, coconut) available at all Starbucks, there is almost an infinite number of vegan drinks you can order using.

On the food side, you have a couple of options including their Bagels (plain or everything). You can also check for their Strawberry Overnight Grains and snacks.

JambaOpens in a new tab. (Near Marketplace)

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

Jamba has a great list of vegan smoothies… currently over 10 that can be order as-is on their menu. We share with you all of them along with how to order their smoothie bowls, food and juices.

5ive Steak (Marketplace)

5ive Steak has an Impossible Burger. We were made aware of this by a couple of VeggL users but have not confirmed that the burger is vegan and if any modifications need to be made.

They also informed us that the Spaghetti Pomodoro is also vegan. (Again, please confirm with the server)

 

–> 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) and a lot of Dunkin’s (Baggage Claim 4, Food Hall, Gate 25, Security Check).


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)


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)

Baskin Robbins Non Dairy Strawberry Streussel

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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More Info

  • 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.
  • 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!

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