Burger King, the American fast food giant and top rival to Mickey D’s has been selling burgers since the 1950s. With a presence in over 100 countries and US territories, the chain is known for its burgers like the Whopper, the Bacon King, and the Steakhouse King. However, while these fan favorites don’t sound particularly plant-based, Burger King also caters to its vegan customers. The chain was the first quick-serve restaurant to offer up the Impossible patty back in 2019, and it’s even been trialing completely vegan outlets all over the world, including in London, Lisbon, and Geneva. The Impossible Whopper is available across the United States. Plus, at Vegan Unlocked, with our secret menu, full menu, and editor’s picks, you’ll have everything you need to eat 100% plant-based at Burger King. There’s even a delicious dessert on the list for those with a sweet tooth.
The Vegan Unlocked Research Team analyzed all 60 items on Burger King’s menu and found two deliciously naughty secret menu items and a couple of mouth-watering on-menu items, too.
Burger King scores 1.0 out of 5 stars with Little to No Options Available. So, while Burger King is yet to be crowned leader of plant-based cuisine, it still has a big vegan name on its menu. Plus, if you get creative, there’s even more for you to get tucked into.
This score is calculated based on the number of vegan offerings on Burger King’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 how Vegan Unlocked Ratings are calculated.
When scanning through the Burger King menu, at first glance, it may appear that only a handful of vegan options are available. However, sometimes, when dining out at big chains like Burger King, you have to get out your magnifying glass to find the secret goodies. To do this, we sent our vegan researchers to Burger King, and they found some unmissable vegan mash-ups. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a wizard to whip up these creative combos. Sometimes all you need to do is hold the mayo or add some extra veggies.
Don’t fancy mixing and matching? Scroll on to find Burger King’s vegan menu items and our editors’ top picks just below this section.
Veganized Texas Double Whopper
If you’re looking to get your teeth into a big juicy burger, order the veganized Texas Double Whopper. Order this without the 1/2 lb. of flame-grilled beef, and sub in two Impossible patties. Take out the American cheese, crispy bacon, and mayo, and you’ll have a mammoth burger packed full of juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce, sliced white onions, crunchy pickles, jalapenos, and yellow mustard on a toasted sesame seed bun. Why not throw in some BBQ sauce, too, to really Texan-it-up?
Impossible Southwest Bacon(less) Whopper
In a strange turn of events, the Impossible Southwest Bacon Whopper features actual bacon, so if you choose this burger, order it without the bacon, cheese, or sauce. You’ll be left with the avocado spread, seasoned tortilla strips, lettuce, onion and tomato, and vegan patty – what more could you want? Well, if you’re feeling indulgent, order a side of onion rings and layer them in for some extra crunch.
All the Vegan Options at Burger King
So, what else is vegan at Burger King?
- Impossible Whopper: The Impossible plant-based patty is served up in flame-grilled Whopper form, accompanied by juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce, ketchup, crunchy pickles, and sliced white onions on a toasted sesame seed bun. Ordered without mayo, and this burger is completely vegan.
- Single Impossible King: Fancy a slightly lighter bite? Order this burger without the cheese, and you’ll have a flame-grilled patty topped with sliced white onions, pickles, ketchup, and mustard on a delightful toasted sesame seed bun.
- Onion rings
- Garden side salad
- Motts apple sauce
- French toast sticks
Sauces, Add Ons, Toppings
- BBQ dipping sauce
Editor’s Picks: What Are the Top Vegan Meals at Burger King?
Sometimes you just need a little bite post-lunch to keep you going throughout the afternoon. Luckily, Burger King has got you covered. The best on-the-go snack at Burger King is the onion rings. These divine deep-fried golden rings come hot and crispy and are bound to satisfy.
The best taste-of-Texas item on the menu at Burger King is the Veganized Texas Double Whopper. Grab your cowboy boots, and you’ll be transported to the Lone Star State, enjoying the sizzling heat and perhaps a sizzling barbeque too.
A few years ago, the thought of succulent plant-based patties being sold in a big chain like Burger King was only a dream, but now, it’s a reality and a staple in many fast food joints. The new vegan classic on the Burger King menu is the Impossible Whopper.
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 Burger King 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 Burger King Questions
Are Burger King Fries Vegan?
If you’re a fries fan, you’re in luck because Burger King fries are fried in vegetable oil and, so, completely vegan. However, to avoid cross contamination, request that they be cooked in a separate fryer when you order.
Does Burger King Have a Vegan Breakfast?
While Burger King doesn’t have an official vegan breakfast, it offers vegan-friendly breakfast items, such as hash browns and french toast sticks.
Are Burger King French Toast Sticks Vegan?
As outlined above, these little sugary sticks of goodness are vegan-friendly, containing no eggs, milk, or butter.
You can find out more information on Burger King by visiting their website here.