Eating Vegan at Culver’s- Your Vegan Choices

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Culver’s is a Midwest classic, originating in Wisconsin and then spreading throughout the region to supply crinkle cut fries and lemon ice to all. With its specialty of Wisconsin cheese curds and a menu full of burgers, this fast food chain definitely isn’t the first place you’d think of when looking for a vegan meal. However, there are a number of options on the menu if you know how to look! With the Vegan Unlocked vegan menu, secret menu and editor’s picks, hungry vegans can certainly find a bite to eat at this Midwestern staple. Whether you want some perfectly crispy fries or a veggie-packed salad, Vegan Unlocked can find it for you at Culver’s.

The Vegan Unlocked Research Team analyzed all 55 items on the Culver’s menu. We came away with a tasty custom creation and several on-menu options.

Culver’s has a score of 1 out of 5 stars as a vegan-friendly restaurant. It’s definitely not the spot to find a plethora of vegan options, but you’ll find a couple if you’re in a pinch.

This score is calculated based on the amount of vegan offerings on Culver’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

Every vegan knows that the majority of restaurants don’t cater to a vegan diet, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying delectable meals out on the town when we’re in the mood. All it takes is a bit of flexibility and creativity! From adding sides to swapping sauces to changing the protein, it’s possible to create vegan options from most menus if you know how to do it. To make it even easier for vegans on the go, the Vegan Unlocked research used their skills to create a Culver’s secret menu. And it’s more than just a side of fries!

If you’re not in the mood for a customized meal, scroll down to find the Culver’s vegan menu items and our editors’ top picks below this section.

Extra Veggie Salad

For a healthy, veggie-packed meal of mixed greens, cucumbers and grape tomatoes, get a Garden Fresco salad with no cheese nor croutons. Add a side of steamed broccoli and French dressing for extra flavor.

All Vegan Options on the Culver’s Menu

What are all of the vegan options on the Culver’s menu?


  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Crinkle Cut Fries
  • Apple Slices
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Side Salad (no cheese, no croutons)

Sauces, Add Ons, Toppings

  • Reduced Calorie French Dressing
  • Sesame Ginger Dressing
  • Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • French Dressing
  • Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s

Editor’s Picks: What Are the Best Vegan Meals at Culver’s?

The Crinkle Cut Fries are the best bang-for-your-buck vegan dish at Culver’s, at only $2.39.

The best vegan meal at Culver’s is the Extra Veggie Salad, full of veggies and flavor.

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 Culver’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 Culver’s Questions

Are the onion rings at Culver’s vegan?

No, unfortunately the onion rings at Culver’s are not vegan, as they contain milk.

Are the fries at Culvers vegan?

Yes, both the Crinkle Cut Fries and the Sweet Potato Fries at Culver’s are vegan.

Is lemon ice at Culvers vegan?

Yes, the lemon ice at Culver’s is vegan.

You can find out more information on the Culver’s menu by visiting their website here

Dining at Culver’s soon?

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Culver’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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