Eating Vegan at Buffalo Wild Wings – All the Best Picks

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From its tasty menu to its relaxed atmosphere, Buffalo Wild Wings is the perfect place to watch the game with a beer and snacks. Known for its delicious sauces, this Ohio-based chain is a well-loved spot for anyone in the mood for fast food. However it comes as no surprise that the Buffalo Wild Wings menu wasn’t created with vegans in mind. Despite this, there are a number of options for those willing to do a little searching and customization. Using the Vegan Unlocked vegan menu, secret menu and editor’s picks, any vegan can find a bite to eat at this Midwest-based chain, whether you want a healthy black burger or a plate of pretzel knots.

The Vegan Unlocked Research Team analyzed all 106 items on the Buffalo Wild Wings menu. We came away with three custom creations and a number of tasty on-menu options.

IHOP has a score of 1.7 out of 5 stars with Few Options Available. It’s definitely not a haven of plant-based eating, but vegans can find what they need with a bit of persistence and resourcefulness.

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

Secret Menu

An essential skill for maintaining a vegan diet is knowing how to find vegan options no matter where you are. You don’t need to be at an all-vegan restaurant to stick to your ideals! Just get creative and make your own vegan options out of the possibilities at hand. Fortunately, the research team at Vegan Unlocked took the matter into their own hands, designing a list of vegan options by changing up menu items on the Buffalo Wild Wings menu. From personalizing the toppings to cutting out the cheese, the dishes on the secret menu will leave you just as happy and satisfied as their nonvegan counterparts.

To skip the customizations and order from the regular menu, scroll down to find the Buffalo Wild Wings vegan menu items and our editors’ top picks below this section.

Southwest Black Bean Burger

This burger includes a black bean patty, house-made guacamole, shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles on a challah bun. Hold the cheese, ranch and fries and you have a flavorful, filling vegan meal.

Chopped Cobb Salad

Every vegan secret menu should include a salad! This refreshing dish includes romaine lettuce, tomatoes, green onions and everything seasoning. Hold the cheese, bacon, chicken, eggs, buffalo seasoning and ranch dressing. Choose Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette as dressing and add avocado.

Classic Chicken(less) Wrap

This tasty wrap is made with shredded iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and either sauce or dry seasoning in a flour tortilla, with chips and salsa on the side. Make sure to order it without the chicken and the cheese.

All Vegan Options on Buffalo Wild Wings Menu

What are all of the vegan options on the Buffalo Wild Wings menu?

Appetizers & Sides

  • Everything Pretzel Knots (no cheese)
  • Asian Zing Cauliflower Wings (baked instead of fried, no ranch)
  • Side Garden Salad (no cheese, no croutons)
  • Carrots & Celery
  • Mandarin Oranges

Sauces, Add Ons, Toppings

  • Salsa
  • Guacamole or Avocado Smash
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Marinara
  • Korean BBQ Sauce
  • Blazin’ Sauce
  • Sweet BBQ Sauce
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • Wild Sauce
  • Mango Habanero Sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Caribbean Jerk Sauce
  • White Wine Vinaigrette

Editor’s Picks: What Are the Best Vegan Meals at Buffalo Wild Wings?

The customized Southwest Black Bean Burger is the best vegan option at Buffalo Wild Wings.

The Everything Pretzel Knots (no cheese) is the most budget-friendly meal at $9.79.

The Classic Chicken(less) Wrap is the most low-calorie vegan meal.

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 Buffalo Wild Wing’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 Buffalo Wild Wings Questions

Are Cauliflower Wings from Buffalo Wild Wings vegan?

No, the Cauliflower Wings are fried in beef shortening, like all fried items at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Which Buffalo Wild Wings sauces are vegan?

The Ketchup, Mustard, Marinara, Korean BBQ Sauce, Blazin’ Sauce, Sweet BBQ Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Wild Sauce, Mango Habanero Sauce, Hot Sauce, and Caribbean Jerk Sauce are all vegan sauces.

Are fries at Buffalo Wild Wings vegan?

No, the fries are not vegan, as they are fried in beef shortening.

You can find out more information on the Buffalo Wild Wings menu by visiting their website here.

Buffalo Wild Wing’s vegan menu was brought to you by…

Lydia Greene

Lydia Greene is a freelance writer with a passion for food and travel. When she’s not writing, you can find her hiking in the woods near her home in Portland, Oregon, cooking up a tasty meal or dreaming up her next adventure.

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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