Best Vegan Options At Panera

Best vegan options at panera

Eating Vegan

Dining out while trying to eat vegan can be tricky, but at Panera, we think it should be easy for you to eat the way you want.

Here we’ve gathered a collection of our vegan options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus some choices that can be made vegan with just a swap or two.

What is a vegan diet?

Our definition of a vegan menu item is a food with no animal sources: no meat, fish, shellfish, milk, egg or honey products, and no enzymes and rennet from animal sources allowed.

Best vegan options at panera

Every item found on our U.S. food menu is clean—with no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, or colors from artificial sources—because we believe clean, simpler foods taste better.

Of course, all of our menu items (vegan and non-vegan) are prepared in the same kitchen, so while we’re happy to make your order just the way you want, we can’t guarantee that there will be no cross-contact between ingredients.

How to Eat Vegan at Panera

We've provided a list below of our favorite Panera menu options for vegans for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Best vegan options at panera

Where an item is not typically vegan, we've noted customizations to menu items that can be made in order to make an item vegan. Note: new items are added to our menu all the time, and some vegan items are available only on a regional, test or seasonal basis.

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The list below will be updated periodically, but for the most up-to-date information, be sure to call or visit your local bakery-cafe or check the nutrition information available at PaneraBread.com and on our mobile app.

 

Vegan breakfast options:

Vegan Bakery Items
- Plain, Everything, Blueberry, and Sesame Bagels
- Black Pepper Focaccia, Sea Salt Focaccia, Country Rustic, Farmstyle, Artisan Ciabatta, and Sourdough Breads
- French Baguette

Vegan Oatmeal, Fruit & Smoothie Items
- Steel Cut Oatmeal with Strawberries & Pecans
- Seasonal Fruit Cup
- Peach & Blueberry Smoothie with Almond Milk
- Green Passion Smoothie

Vegan options for lunch and dinner:

Vegan Salads
- Seasonal Greens: Try it with avocado and quinoa!

Vegan Salads (With Customizations)
- Fuji Apple with Chicken: Order without chicken and Gorgonzola.
- Greek: Order without feta.
- Modern Greek: Order without feta.
- Asian Sesame with Chicken: Order without chicken and wontons.
- Spicy Thai with Chicken: Order without chicken and wontons.

Vegan Soups
- Ten Vegetable Soup

Vegan Sandwiches (With Customizations)
- Mediterranean Veggie: Order without feta and switch to one of the bread choices listed above.

Vegan Sides
- Apple
- Banana
- French Baguette
- Kettle Chips
- Pickle Spear

The above items are only vegan when made according to our menu descriptions.

Customizing items may make them no longer vegan, though the vegan label will still appear on the image.

Try these with just a few customizations:

Salads
- Fuji Apple with Chicken: Order without chicken and Gorgonzola.
- Greek: Order without feta.
- Modern Greek: Order without feta.
- Asian Sesame with Chicken: Order without chicken and wontons.
- Spicy Thai with Chicken: Order without chicken and wontons.

Sandwiches
- Mediterranean Veggie: Order without feta and switch to one of the bread choices listed above.

Best vegan options at panera