Vegan at Johnny Rockets- Our Top Picks

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When you’re in the mood for a quick, tasty meal, Johnny Rockets is the place to go! This all-American restaurant can be found in over 30 countries, bringing happiness to all in the form of snackable fast food. Johnny Rockets was founded back in 1986 in L.A., California, with the idea of giving customers a fun escape from everyday life. This classic restaurant accomplishes this with its snackable food and its 50’s diner-themed decor, which brings a charming atmosphere to your meal. If you’re looking for a bite to eat in a fun and welcoming setting, Johnny Rockets has it all. Although often touted as a spot for burgers, shakes, and other distinctly non-vegan foods, Johnny Rockets has a selection of vegan-friendly options as well, even offering a few non-dairy shakes. To make it easier to find the plant-based options, Vegan Unlocked has compiled a vegan menu, secret menu and editor’s picks. Whether you’re looking for a fresh salad, an Impossible burger, or a side for snacking and sharing, Johnny Rockets won’t disappoint!

The Vegan Unlocked Research Team analyzed all 72 items on the Johnny Rockets menu. We found some tasty on-menu options, and a few delicious custom creations.

Johnny Rockets scores 1.7 out of 5 stars, so they won’t be winning a prize for their vegan food anytime soon, but you can find a few options if you find yourself in a bind.

This score is calculated based on the amount of vegan offerings on Johnny Rockets 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.

Secret Menu

Some vegans think it’s necessary to find a vegan or vegetarian restaurant to have a good vegan meal. However, you can find a tasty vegan dish wherever you are as long as you’re willing to do some mix-and-matching with the menu. Your destination doesn’t need to be an all-vegan restaurant to have a delectable plant-based meal! Simply find a dish that looks tasty and ask for the server to hold the cheese, butter, ranch, or whatever is necessary for it to fit your dietary needs. The Vegan Unlocked research team has taken the matter into their own hands, doing the work to find all the vegan options on the menu and a couple custom creations too. You won’t be disappointed!

Looking for something simpler? Scroll on to find Johnny Rockets’ vegan menu items and our editors’ top picks just below this section.


A filling, tasty sandwich featuring a 100% soy Boca Burger patty with caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mustard. Sub the wheat bun for a lettuce wrap or sourdough.

The Impossible Original

Another delicious burger for the vegans in the house! An impossible plant-based burger, lettuce, tomato, chopped onion, relish, pickles and mustard. Add Daiya Cheddar Dairy-Free Cheese for extra cheesiness, hold the mayo, and sub the bun with a lettuce wrap or sourdough.

All the Vegan Options at Johnny Rockets


  • Garden Salad: This is perfect for a fresh, veggie-filled meal, featuring seasonal greens topped with diced tomatoes. For the dressing, choose between Balsamic Vinaigrette and Fat-free Italian, and hold the cheese


  • Fries
  • Tots
  • Side Salad (no cheese)


  • Craig’s Vegan Vanilla shake
  • Craig’s Vegan Strawberry shake
  • Craig’s Vegan Chocolate shake

Sauces, Add Ons, Toppings

  • Grilled Mushrooms
  • Crinckle cut pickles
  • Caramelized onions
  • BBQ sauce
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Onions
  • Relish
  • Tomatoes
  • Grilled Green Peppers
  • Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Rockin Red Sauce

Editors’ picks: What are the best vegan options at Johnny Rockets?

The modified Impossible Original is the best vegan meal at Johnny Rockets, containing an Impossible burger and lots of veggies. Add a side of fries or tots and you can’t beat this for a tasty vegan meal.

The Garden salad is the healthiest vegan option, providing any hungry vegans with a veggie-packed meal. Enjoy seasonal veggies topped with a flavorful vegan dressing!

Tots are the best vegan choice for sharing at Johnny Rockets, but we won’t judge you if you’d rather keep them all for yourself. This snackable side is also the cheapest option, at only $4.49. Dip your tots in Rockin’ Red Sauce for extra 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 occurs. See Johnny Rockets’ allergen menu here. Regarding 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 here. 

Frequently Asked Johnny Rockets Questions

Are the fries at Johnny Rockets vegan?

Yes, the fries at Johnny Rockets are vegan, so fries-loving vegans are in luck!

Is the bun at Johnny Rockets vegan?

Unfortunately, Johnny Rockets doesn’t have a vegan bun, so you’ll have to go for a lettuce wrap or sub sourdough bread for the bun.

Are Johnny Rockets onion rings vegan?

No, the onion rings at Johnny Rockets contain milk. Try the fries or tots if you’re looking for a vegan snack.

You can find out more about Johnny Rockets by visiting their website here.

Johnny Rockets vegan menu was brought to you by Cristina and Lydia. 

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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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