Vegan at Arby’s – The Plant-based Offerings

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Arby’s, an American fast-food sandwich restaurant, started up back in 1964 by the Raffel brothers (hence RB’s). It’s famed for its smoked meats and roast beef, and as a chain that’s tagline is ‘We have the meats,’ you might think you’d be hard-pressed to find a vegan option. But don’t sweat it, at Vegan Unlocked, we’ve cracked the code and found a lip-smacking selection of plant-based goodies. With our full menu, editor’s picks, and secret menu, you’ll be able to sink your teeth into something delicious and even have a go at uncovering the next record-breaking curly fry. However, you’ll have to get pretty lucky to beat 38 inches!

The Vegan Unlocked Research Team analyzed all 64 items on Arby’s menu and came away with a saliva-inducing secret menu item and a number of tasty plant-based sides, desserts, and sauces.

Arby’s scores 2.3 out of 5 stars with few vegan options. This means that the restaurant hasn’t specifically tailored its menu for vegans, so you can’t expect to find any plant-based patties or tofu wraps. That said, there’s enough so that you can grab a quick bite and even a dessert.

This score is calculated based on the number of vegan offerings on Arby’s menu “as is” or with an easy substitution, a restaurant vegan customizability score and finally, the number of vegan options vs non-vegan options. Learn more about Vegan Unlocked Ratings.

Secret Menu

When visiting a decidedly meat-heavy fast food joint like Arby’s, where even the secret menu items are iconic for their meat content (the Meat Mountain Sandwich comes to mind here), it can feel a bit hopeless looking for plant-based offerings. However, with a little know-how and a sprinkling of innovation, you can create something truly tantalizing. We sent in our team of vegan researchers to Arby’s to do just that, and they certainly delivered. But don’t forget, you have the power to do this, too! Sometimes it involves mixing and matching veggie selections or substituting sauces.

Don’t fancy mixing it up? Keep on scrolling to discover Arby’s vegan menu items and our editors’ top picks just below this section.

Veggie Potato Sandwich Surprise

Simple, straightforward, and satisfying, sometimes getting back-to-basics with veggies really hits the spot. To order the Veggie Potato Sandwich Surprise, order a sesame bun and add in lettuce, tomato, red onion, and jalapenos. Then, get a side of curly fries and add them to the sandwich. What’s the surprise? Arby’s sauce. Drizzle that bad boy over your veggie concoction, and you’ve got a heavenly sandwich surprise. We must add that although Arby’s has these items according to the allergen menu, they may or not be able to satisfy your request, and this may vary depending on location. But it never hurts to ask!

All the Vegan Options at Arby’s

So, what else is vegan on Arby’s menu?


  • Crinkle fries
  • Curly fries
  • French Toast Sticks
  • Homestyle fries (location dependent)
  • Potato cakes


  • Tree Top Applesauce


  • Cherry turnover
  • Apple turnover

Sauces, Add Ons, Toppings

  • Tangy barbeque dipping sauce
  • Arby’s Sauce

Editor’s Picks: What Are the Top Vegan Meals at Arby’s?

While Arby’s is famous for its meaty offerings, it’s also known for its much-beloved curly fries. These crispy, curly potato treats are an absolute godsend and – in our opinion – the top choice for fries fans. Why not order some tangy barbeque dipping sauce to make these spuds even more spectacular? 

Arby’s may not yet be a plant-based pioneer, but thankfully, it does have some rather delicious and accidentally vegan options that will delight vegan visitors. Its cherry turnover is one of these options and the best non-savory for those with a sweet tooth. With a flaky pastry and a real fruit filling, this turnover truly tantalizes your taste buds. 

Sweet and gooey, Arby’s French Toast Sticks are absolutely divine and the perfect breakfast treat if you fancy starting your morning with a little sugary burst. Just brace yourself for a potential sugar crash (all worth it, though).

Note: Vegan Unlocked is a tool dedicated to helping people find plant-based options. We are not an allergen resource, and want to encourage our friends with allergies to proceed with caution. We cannot control and don’t always know when cross contamination takes place. See the Arby’s allergen menu here. As far as cross-contamination of vegan foods with animal products, this is completely up to your comfort level as an individual. Read our stance on cross contamination.

Frequently Asked Arby’s Questions

Are Arby’s Fries Vegan?

From its crinkle-cut fries to its curly fries, Arby’s spuds are indeed vegan. 

Are Arby’s Onion Rings Vegan?

No, unfortunately, Arby’s onion rings contain whey, so they’re not vegan. 

Is Arby’s Sauce Vegan?

Yes! This flavorful sauce contains no milk, eggs, honey, or other animal products, so it’s vegan-friendly and delicious drizzled on just about anything. 

You can find out more information on Arby’s by visiting their website here.

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Arby’s Vegan Menu Was Brought to You by…

Madaline Dunn

Madaline is a vegan journalist, writer, and editor specializing in sustainability, current affairs, and social justice and the ways in which they intersect. Her work focuses on innovation and progress, prioritizing rigorous investigation. When she’s not writing, she’s in the kitchen experimenting with new plant-based recipes, reading a good book, or thinking about her next cup of coffee.

Cristina Garrido

Cristina is a vegan cook and recipe developer. She’s worked in several vegan kitchens, as a collaborator for different cooking blogs and now works as a consultant helping restaurants interested in making their menus more vegan-friendly. She’s passionate about cultural foods and culinary innovations. Her non-food related interests include thrifting, sustainability and exploring her new adoptive country, Portugal.

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