Shake Shack Only Have 3 Vegan Options, Here They Are

If you are a Vegan, you will know all too well that eating out is not always easy. It can be difficult to find suitable food options, especially when it comes to fast-food restaurants. 

However, when it comes to Shake Shack, all is not lost and there are some vegan options available. While there are only three options, there will still be food suitable for you to eat if you are visiting this restaurant.

If you have looked at the Shake Shack website, you have likely noticed that their food menu does not include an ingredients list. However, if you check out their allergen list, this contains all of the information required.

In this article, we will be talking you through these three options so you know which tasty treat to choose. 

Option One - The Veggie Shack

Shake Shack does offer vegetarian options, such as their Shroom burger. But, as the shroom burger contains cheese within the mushroom, it is not vegan-friendly. 

In 2018, Shake Shack released the Veggie shack. The burger itself is vegan friendly, which is great. Some of its ingredients include beets and black beans. However, the bun the burger is served in does contain milk. 

If you swap the bun out for the lettuce wrap or gluten-free option it will then be vegan. In addition to this, do not forget to ask for your Veggie Shack to be served without cheese. 

What is great about this burger is that the mustard mayonnaise it is served with is vegan too, so you do not have to worry about eating a dry burger!

The only downside to this burger is that it is not always served in every Shake Shack chain. Given this, it is worth checking the menu of your local shake shack beforehand. 

Option Two - Shake Shack Fries

When it comes to fast-food fries, the shake shack ones are iconic, with their crinkly shape and their delicious flavor. When looking at the ingredients list, the Shake Shack fries do seem to be vegan, which is great.

However, when purchasing fast-food fries, it is worth asking your server if the fries are cooked using the same oil as the chicken. Due to cross-contamination, if the fries and chicken use the same oil, there can be remnants of chicken and chicken fat coating the fries. 

Given this, they may not strictly be vegan. We would recommend double-checking with your local Shake Shack before purchasing to be on the safe side. 

Option Three - The Shake Shack Drinks Menu

Shake Shack is known for their milkshakes, but unfortunately, these are yet to be made vegan friendly. 

However, the soda they sell is vegan friendly. In addition to this, the iced tea, cold brew without the milk, and root beer are all safe to drink too. 


As you can see, there are some options available to vegans at Shake Shack. However, the vegan menu is severely limited in comparison to some other fast-food restaurants, which is a little disappointing.

Even so, the vegan options at Shake Shack are tasty and you should try them out for yourself!

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