Vegan Options at Mcdonald's


Ideally we’d all boycott McDonald’s

Since going Vegan a couple of years ago I’ve had McDonald’s firmly near the top of my hate list. Summed up as a giant conveyor belt of cruelty to animals and they’re doing terrible things to the planet.

I hadn’t been in one since I went Vegan until very recently. Living in central London for so long and being so spoilt for choice with Vegan options everywhere I looked, it just never crossed my mind to go in there.

I support other ‘ethically questionable’ places which offer Vegan options but McDonald’s was always a place I would say a hard no to.

It is great that they have a Vegan option though

Now I live somewhere with very little Vegan options that when the need for chips & a coke comes up, I do consider it and I have been in a couple times since moving to the arse-end of nowhere.

I know lots of Vegans who frequent places like Nando’s but wouldn’t dream of going to McDonald’s and whilst that could be scoffed at as a little hypocritical, I completely get it.

I think there are some acceptable times for getting a McDonald’s:

  • You’re on a long journey, you’ve stopped at a service station. Your options are a cold pre-packed sandwich and a banana or McDonald’s. You’ve been driving for hours, it’s cold, you want something hot.
  • You’re on your way home from a raucous night out and you need something to soak up one too many glasses of Gin & Juice. Your options are to cook something when you get in (but you’re afraid you’ll burn the flat down in your current condition) or stopping off to grab something greasy from McDonald’s on your way back.
  • You’re 15 years old, you’ve spent the day shopping in town with your omni pals, you’re trying to find somewhere you can all stop for lunch together, everyone else has voted McDonald’s, majority rules.
  • There are no other options except for McDonald’s and you are hungry.
  • There are other options but you want McDonald’s.
  • You just straight up want a McDonald’s.



Vegan McDonalds UK


Vegan Options at McDonald’s 

So, now we’ve got all that out the way, here is what you can order:

  • Vegetable Deluxe Burger ~ ask for no sauce
  • Spicy Vegetable Deluxe Burger ~ ask for no mayo
  • Fries
  • Sauces – ketchup, spicy tomato salsa, sweet chilli, BBQ, sweet & sour, sweet curry
  • Hash Browns
  • Apple Pie (just check in branch that they fry it in a separate fryer to anything dairy/meat as this varies between branches)



Vegan Options at McDonalds on Win friends With Salad blog

Vegan Options at McDonalds in the U.K.


I took to Twitter to find out what you guys thought and here is what you said:





So there you have it, go fill your face.

I would highly recommend smothering your burger in Vegan Mayo once you get home (1. to mask the actual taste of the burger as it’s not great and 2. Vegan Mayo is life) and I can never get enough of those wee pots of sweet curry sauce!




All images c/o Hannah Rich





  1. May 26, 2017 / 9:46 am

    So interesting – I would never have guessed that anything in McDs was vegan! I love your list of reasons why you might want/need to go. Your blog is such an incredible resource for vegans or wannabe vegans x

    • May 26, 2017 / 10:41 am

      Yeah, it’s just a shame their burger tastes like curry powder and nothing else! Ah thank you so much, glad you like it! x

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