Every Vegan Option at Whataburger (Most Extensive Guide)

Every Vegan Option at Whataburger

For most people who find themselves traveling down Interstate 95 and craving a burger, visiting a Whataburger is a must. Easily recognizable by the bright orange logo and décor, this burger chain was founded in Texas and now has over 800 locations in the south and west. If you follow a vegan lifestyle, Whataburger is likely not the first choice on your dining list, and for a good reason. Still, you may find yourself having to dine there and wonder: what’s vegan at Whataburger?

Vegan food options at Whataburger include Hash Brown Sticks, French Fries, Apple Slices, Garden Salad with no cheese, Apple & Cranberry Salad with no chicken and cheese, add-ons such as avocado and jalapenos, as well as a variety of condiments and dipping sauces. Cross-contamination is possible, as the fryer and workspaces at Whataburger come in contact with animal products.

In this article, we will discuss which menu items at Whataburger are vegan, as well as offer some tips and tricks for ordering vegan at this chain. We will also discuss which menu items are not vegan and should be avoided by those following a vegan lifestyle. Let’s dig in!

Tips and Tricks for Ordering Vegan at Whataburger

  • The Hash Brown Sticks and French Fries do not contain animal products and are considered vegan. However, they share a deep-fryer with menu items that contain animal products, so cross-contamination is likely.
  • Order the Garden Salad with no cheese and ask to add-on avocado, mushrooms, and/or jalapenos.
  • Avoid any bakery items such as the apple pie, chocolate chip cookie, or cinnamon roll as these are not vegan. Opt for fiber rich and crispy apple slices instead.
  • Avoid all shakes and malts.
  • Avoid all breakfast food items. The pancakes contain eggs, while the biscuits contain milk and eggs.

Vegan Food to Order at Whataburger


1. Hash Brown Sticks


  • Potatoes
  • Soybean oil
  • Salt
  • Dextrose
  • Disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate (to Maintain Natural Color)

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 190
  • Total Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0g
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Total Carbs: 21g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g


1. Apple & Cranberry Salad with Grilled Chicken (omit chicken and cheese)


  • Red Roma Blend: Romaine lettuce, Green leaf and Red leaf
  • Apple Slices: Apples, Ascorbic acid, (Vitamin C) to promote whiteness and calcium carbonate to maintain texture
  • Sweetened Dried Cranberries: Cranberries, Sugar, Citric acid, Elderberry juice concentrate, Sunflower oil
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese: Pasteurized milk, Cheese culture, Salt, Enzymes, Annatto color, Potato starch and Powdered cellulose added to prevent caking, Natamycin (a natural mold inhibitor).

2. Garden Salad with Chicken (omit cheese)


  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Match-stick shredded carrots
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese: Pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, annatto color, potato starch and powdered cellulose added to prevent caking, natamycin (a natural mold inhibitor)


1. French Fries


  • Potatoes
  • Soybean oil
  • Dextrose
  • Disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate (to maintain natural color)

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 420
  • Total Fat: 21g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0g
  • Sodium: 260mg
  • Total Carbs: 52g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 5g

2. Apple Slices


  • Apples
  • Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) to promote whiteness and calcium carbonate to maintain texture

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 30
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 8g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 0g


1. Avocado

2. Grilled Peppers and Onions

3. Jalapenos

4. Green Chiles

5. Fire Roasted Brown Mushrooms


1. Fancy Ketchup

2. Spicy Ketchup

3. Picante Ketchup

4. Salsa Verde

5. Margarine

Dipping Sauces & Dressings

1. Buffalo Sauce

2. Low-Fat Herb Vinaigrette

3. Sugar-Free Pancake Syrup

4. Pancake Syrup

Soft Drinks

  1. Simply Orange Orange Juice
  2. Coffee
  3. Unsweet Tea
  4. Sweet Tea
  5. Coca-Cola Classic
  6. Diet Coke
  7. Coke Zero
  8. Cherry Coke
  9. Sprite
  10. Dr Pepper
  11. Root Beer
  12. Minute Maid Light Lemonade
  13. POWERADE Mountain Blast
  14. POWERADE Fruit Punch
  15. Hi-C Orange Lavaburst
  16. Hi-C Poppin’ Pink Lemonade
  17. Fanta Orange
  18. Fanta Strawberry
  19. Mello Yello
  20. Fuze Raspberry Tea
  21. Pibb Xtra

(Note: Deep-fried in ZTF Whataburger liquid shortening and seasoned with Whataburger fry salt. Menu items that are deep-fried may come in contact with other products that contain gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, soybean, fish, or animal products.)

Non-Vegan Foods to Avoid at Whataburger

Unfortunately, most of the menu options at Whataburger are non-vegan. Whether it’s a burger or chicken sandwich which contains meat, or breakfast items which contain eggs, cheese, and meat, the menu items below are not vegan and should be avoided.

  1. Whataburger
  2. Double Meat Whataburger
  3. Triple Meat Whataburger
  4. Jalapeno & Cheese Whataburger
  5. Bacon & Cheese Whataburger
  6. Avocado Bacon Burger
  7. Whataburger Jr.
  8. Double Meat Whataburger Jr.
  9. Bacon & Cheese Whataburger Jr.
  10. Whatachick’n Sandwich
  11. Spicy Chicken Sandwich
  12. Grilled Chicken Sandwich
  13. Whatchick’n Strips
  14. Whatachick’n Bites
  15. Chicken Fajita Taco
  16. Grilled Chicken Melt
  17. Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich
  18. Whataburger Patty Melt
  19. Mushroom Swiss Burger
  20. Whatacatch Sandwich
  21. Grilled Veggie Wrap
  22. Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger
  23. Green Chile Double
  24. Buffalo Ranch Chicken Strip Sandwich
  25. Justaburger
  26. Grilled Cheese
  27. Onion Rings
  28. Cobb Salad
  29. Buffalo Ranch Chicken Salad
  30. Taquito with Cheese & Bacon
  31. Taquito with Cheese & Chorizo
  32. Taquito with Cheese & Potato
  33. Taquito with Cheese & Sausage
  34. Breakfast on a Bun with Bacon
  35. Breakfast on a Bun with Sausage
  36. Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich with Bacon/Sausage
  37. Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuit Sandwich with Bacon/Sausage
  38. Pancake Platter with Bacon/Sausage
  39. Breakfast Platter with Bacon/Sausage
  40. Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit
  41. Buttermilk Biscuit & Gravy
  42. Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuit & Gravy
  43. Cinnamon Roll
  44. Chocolate Chip Cookie
  45. Hot Apple Pies
  46. Fruit Chews (contains gelatin)
  47. Hard Boiled Egg
  48. Bacon
  49. Cheese (Monterey Jack/Shredded Cheddar/Blue Cheese)
  50. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
  51. Cream Gravy
  52. Creamy Pepper Sauce
  53. Fat-Free Ranch Dressing
  54. Honey BBQ Sauce
  55. Honey Butter Sauce
  56. Honey Mustard Sauce
  57. Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
  58. Low-Fat Honey Pepper Vinaigrette
  59. Chocolate Shake
  60. Chocolate Malt
  61. Strawberry Shake
  62. Strawberry Malt
  63. Vanilla Shake
  64. Vanilla Malt
  65. Dr Pepper Shake

Find a Whataburger Near You

Whataburger has over 800 locations in Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, and more. To find the nearest location near you, visit Whataburger’s store locator.

Related Questions

Does Whataburger Have a Vegan Burger?

No, unfortunately Whataburger does not currently offer a vegan or plant-based burger. Hopefully that will change in the coming years.

Is Whataburger Spicy Ketchup Vegan?

Yes, Whataburger spicy and regular ketchup are 100% vegan! Feel free to add either to Whataburger’s French fries.

Are Whataburger Biscuits Vegan?

No, unfortunately Whataburger biscuits are not vegan as they contain dairy and eggs. The breakfast sandwiches made with the biscuits are also non-vegan, as they contain eggs, cheese, and meat.

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