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Eating Vegetarian At: Zaxby’s

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Zaxby’s is a pretty popular fast food restaurant chain that is predominantly found in the south east. They specialize in chicken fingers and wings, as well as salads. Aside from salads, I was not expecting to find too many vegetarian or vegan options at this store, but I was wrong. They actually have a large variety of vegetarian and plant-based choices. The biggest

The biggest surprise came due to the options they have for vegans.

  • Side salad  (Of course, but shockingly does not come with cheese)
  • Tater Chips (These are pretty much just potato chips)
  • Fries (Yup)
  • Texas Toast
  • Celery Sticks
  • And for sauces: BBQ and Lite Vinegarette (Even their marinara has dairy)

They don’t, however, have any high protein option for vegans. This sucks because protein is great for energy, as well as feeling satiated. They do have, on top of the vegan options, many options for vegetarians as well, including:

They do have, on top of the vegan options, many options for vegetarians as well, including:

  • All desserts
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Cheddar Bites
  • Onion Rings
  • Spicy Fried Mushrooms
  • Most sauces besides Ceasar.

They have more veggie options that many of the chicken-based stores that I have reviewed in the past, such as Popeyes and Buffalo Wild Wings, and the good thing is that they fry their food in vegetable oil instead of lard or tallow. I am also not sure if the cheese is made rennet or not.

You can always edit the items that you order, such as ordering a sandwich without the meat and replace them with sides and vegetables, like what I like to do often with french fries in my sandwiches. Those do not tend to be filling, but the options are there if you do not want to go without. So maybe go and try out some Zaxby’s?

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