Jen and I have been living in Georgia now for a few years and QuikTrip is one of the most popular gas stations around us.
We both love QTs because they’re always clean, the staff is generally very friendly and they have pretty good vegan options. That’s right, they have good vegan options at Quiktrip.
You can find everything from protein bars to chips to even fruit cups at QT if you know what to look for.
So, if you’re on a road trip or just on your commute to work, here are a few vegan options at QT that you can grab on the go.
Note: Some of the vegan option listed here are ‘accidentally vegan’. Meaning, they are not labeled vegan and may be subject to cross-contamination during processing. However, because they do not contain any animal products we consider them vegan-friendly.
Let’s get started!
QT Vegan Options
Protein and Energy Bars
I’ve been eating protein bars since I was a skinny high school athlete trying to pack on muscle so it’s something I still gravitate toward to this day.
Lucky for me QT has plenty of bars that are easy to quickly grab as a quick breakfast substitute or on the way home from the gym.
Most Clif Bars are vegan friendly, including the three we have shown in the picture above. We actually found 7 different Clif bars total at our most recent QT trip, including two of their Nut Butter Bars.
QT doesn’t have just Clif Bars either, I pick up a Lenny & Larry’s Cookie from QuikTrip all the time.
Here is a list of some of the protein and/or energy bars that you might find at a QT:
Clif Energy Bars
- Chocolate Brownie
- Chocolate Chip
- Crunchy Peanut Butter
- Peanut Butter Banana
- White Chocolate Macadamia Nut
Clif Nut Butter Bars
- Peanut Butter
- Chocolate and Peanut Butter
Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar
- Apple Cinnamon
Lenny and Larry’s Cookies
- Chocolate Chip
- Double Chocolate
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
Quik Trip always has a great selection of sunflower seeds (and pumpkin seeds!).
You’ll find popular flavors from the big sunflower seeds makers – David, Bigs and Spitz.
Some flavors are vegan-friendly and some aren’t, so you’ll have to do a bit of your own due diligence and check the ingredients labels on the back. The Dill Pickle seeds from David (pictured above) and Bigs are my personal favorites.
A bag of chips has to be a first ballot road trip snack hall of famer. A bag of chips and a drink somehow just feels right on those long car trips and QT has plenty of vegan-friendly chips you can choose from.
Jen is a pretty big Fritos fan and I always seek out those Sweet Spicy Chili Doritos, but we’re both known to mix up our chip selections.
Here are a few of the chip varieties you’re likely to find at Quik Trip:
- Doritos Sweet Spicy Chili
- Fritos Original Corn Chips
- Lay’s Barbeque and Classic
- Sun Chips Original
- Takis Fuego
- Tom’s Original
- Tostitos Scoops
Open Air Coolers (Hummus and more)
In addition to the coolers along the wall which carry a ridiculous amount of drinks (most of which are vegan-friendly… I’m not going to get into all the drinks in this article), QTs also have open-air coolers that sit in the middle of the room. These can be great spots to find chilled vegan options.
Sabra Hummus and Pretzel snack packs and a selection of different containers of fruit are just two of the vegan options we found hanging out in the open air coolers. The fruit containers came in an interesting variety of combos from Strawberry, Kiwi & Mango (pictured above) to Pineapple and Grape to a Superfruit Medley.
You can expect to find a huge selection of nuts at QT and the large majority of them are vegan-friendly options.
Jen’s number one gas station snack is probably the Smokehouse Almonds from Blue Diamond. And honestly, it’s hard to argue against them because they are pretty good.
Just be careful with some of the trail mixes as they are more likely to contain chocolate with milk; however, this Second Nature Dark Chocolate Medley (in pic above) mix did not contain dairy.
Other than Lenny & Larry Cookies, there is one other cookie that comes in multiple varieties at QT. That cookie? Oreo!
Oreos are one of those delightful accidentally vegan items that causes a lot of disagreement within the vegan community. We categorize Oreos (at least most Oreos) as vegan. Here’s why. But also, you can check the ingredients.
Finally, sometimes you just have to keep an eye out for unique vegan finds.
On more than one occasion, like with these pickle bites shown above, I’ve found a vegan option for the very first time at a QT. That’s pretty impressive for a gas station to be pulling off if you think about it.
As you can see, there is a surprising amount of vegan options at QT if you know what you’re looking for.
So, while there are plenty of great vegan fast food options for your road trip, there are plenty of quik grab-and-go options for your next trip at QT. (Did you see what I did there?)
So, gas up, use the restroom, grab a vegan-friendly snack and then get back on the road!