Wawa, now a much-loved chain of more than 950 convenience retail stores, began life over 200 years ago as an iron foundry. It later became a milk business and transitioned into the Wawa Food Market in the 1960s. These days, Wawa, Ojibwe for Canada Goose, serves up an array of built-to-order food and beverages and has an impressive selection of vegan offerings for those looking for a quick bite on the go. At Vegan Unlocked, we’ve made it even easier to find vegan Wawa options, and with our full menu, editor’s picks, and secret menu, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you fancy one of Wawa’s famous hoagies or a black bean burrito bowl, we’ve got you covered.
The Vegan Unlocked Research Team searched through all 196 items on the Wawa menu and found three as-is devilishly delicious on-menu items and a whole host of delectable custom creations.
Wawa scores 3.0 out of 5 stars with a vegan-friendly menu. This means that Wawa not only has a brilliant offering of vegan mashups, but it also keeps things straightforward with some delectable on-menu items – even featuring well-known plant-based names such as Beyond.
This score is calculated based on the number of vegan offerings on Wawa’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.
If you’re out shopping and find yourself getting peckish, it’s always a good idea to grab a bite because, as we all know, shopping hungry is never a good idea. Luckily, Wawa makes this nice and straightforward by offering some fantastic vegan-friendly options. That said, with the help of our team of vegan researchers, we peered behind the curtain and found there are actually even more vegan options available than perhaps first thought. Our team came up with some tremendously tantalizing options, but you could unlock even more. Sometimes, all you need to do is sub in some salad or swap out meat for a plant-based alternative.
Don’t fancy mixing it up? Below we’ve set out Wawa’s vegan menu items, and our editors’ top picks just below this section.
Veggie and Beyond Sausage Sandwich
This deeply satisfying sandwich is full of veg and succulent Beyond sausage. To order this, get a sandwich with marble rye bread, roasted veggies, and Beyond sausage, and you’ll be set for the day.
Roasted Veggie, Black Bean, and Rice Burrito Bowl
This filling protein-packed burrito bowl is delicious. Grab a burrito bowl, and fill it with roasted veggies, avocado, shredded lettuce, rice, and black beans.
Everything Roasted Veggie Panini
Everything bagel seasoning takes a simple dish to the next level, and it works with just about anything. Order this panini with marble rye bread, and then add roasted veggies and red onions. Smother this with avocado spread and cover with a generous sprinkling of everything bagel seasoning.
Light and nourishing, to enjoy this nutritious bowl of goodness, simply order it with hummus, cucumbers, red onion, hot peppers, spinach, and a splash of red wine vinegar for a bit of zing.
Seasoned Black Bean and Rice Bowl
Simple, spicy, and scrumptious, this seasoned black bean and rice bowl is a must-have when ordered with avocado, lettuce, fresh salsa, and crispy jalapeno strips.
If you’re in the mood for a refreshing, no-frills salad, order this Garden Salad with spinach, spring mix, carrot ribbons, cucumber, grape tomatoes, red onion, and light balsamic vinaigrette.
Beans and Quinoa Bowl
Get an extra hit of protein with this quinoa bowl ordered with black beans, hummus, roasted red peppers, and caramelized onion.
All the Vegan Options at Wawa
So, what else is vegan at Wawa?
- Grilled Chicken(less) Burrito Bowl: Order this bountiful burrito bowl without the chicken or cheese sauce to make it vegan, and you’ll have black beans, rice, and fresh salsa over shredded lettuce.
- Veggie Burrito Bowl: This veg-packed burrito bowl is vegan-friendly when you remove the cheese and egg and add in some roasted veggies.
- Create Your Own Breakfast Paninis: Built-to-order, this create-your-own breakfast panini allows you to put your imagination to the test and come up with some crazy flavor combinations.
- Create Your Own Breakfast Hoagies: Build the perfect hoagie with this create your own order. Sausage and spinach? Go for it. Hummus, caramelized onion, and sunflower seeds? Why not?
- Create Your Own Breakfast Bowls: This order allows you to enjoy breakfast on-the-go, and load it full of your favorites, whether that’s tomatoes, peppers, black beans, or plant-based sausage.
- Roasted veggies soup
- Marble rye bread
Sauces, Add Ons, Toppings
- Marble rye bread
- Seasoned black beans
- Seasoned white rice
- Spring mix
- Beyond sausage patty
- Sunflower seeds
- Cherry pepper relish
- Avocado Spread
- Caramelized onions
- Shredded carrots
- Crispy jalapeno strips
- Diced apples
- Fresh salsa
- Grape tomatoes
- Roasted peppers
- Roasted veggies
- Sliced red onions
- Sliced tomato
- Slivered onions
Editor’s Picks: What Are the Top Vegan Meals at Wawa?
In the winter months, there’s nothing better than a big bowl of soup to warm you up and get you feeling cozy. At Wawa, the best comfort classic is the roasted veggies soup. Filling and delicious, this soup ticks all the boxes, but you may need a little sleep afterward.
At Wawa, the Everything Roasted Veggie Panini is truly elevated by its everything bagel seasoning, a blend of sesame seeds, sea salt, dried garlic, dried onion, black sesame seeds, and poppy seeds. This little sprinkling of seasoning over sumptuous roasted veggies makes this panini Wawa’s taste sensation. Get ready for layers of flavor.
When you’re at a convenience store, finding vegan options that are healthy and tasty can sometimes feel challenging. However, with its plant-based nourisher, the Beans and Quinoa Bowl, Wawa has it down. It’s delicious and nutritious, so dig in!
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 Wawa 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 Wawa Questions
Does Wawa Have Vegan Meat?
Yes! Wawa offers Beyond meat on its menu. So, if you’ve got a craving for some plant-based sausage, Wawa will deliver the goods.
Does Wawa Have Vegan Smoothies?
Yes, Wawa’s vegan smoothies include:
- Mango Banana Smoothie
- Mango Smoothie
- Peach Banana Smoothie
- Peach Mango Smoothie
- Peach Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Strawberry Smoothie
However, it’s important to note that Wawa’s cream smoothies have a vanilla base that contains dairy, so this isn’t vegan-friendly.
Are Wawa’s Hash Browns Vegan?
Yes, these parcels of carby-deliciousness are, thank goodness, vegan-friendly, so go to town!
You can find out more information on Wawa by visiting their website here.
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