One food item that many vegans miss is seafood. At the moment, we aren’t overloaded with vegan seafood options, which is why it’s so exciting when national restaurant chains like Long John Silver’s start to bring plant-based seafood to the table.
In 2021, Long John Silver’s announced the launch of a vegan menu at select LJS locations (just four, to start, for a limited time). These new vegan options at Long John Silver’s includes crab-less cakes and fish-less fillets, made with vegan crab and fish meat from Good Catch Foods. Fancy that!
They’re not making these menu items available at all locations (yet!), but hopefully we’ll see these vegan options become a permanent option on their menu nationwide soon. If you’ve been able to catch a crab-less cake or find a fish-less fillet, you’ll have to let us know.
Ordering vegan at Long John Silver’s is simple because there are so few options, much like McDonald’s. Until this seafood restaurant starts adding more options, here are some quick suggestions on how to order as quickly and painlessly as possible:
Plant-Based Menu Items (testing for a limited time at select locations):
NOTE: The batter and “crumblies” are both vegan-friendly, though they contain wheat and MSG. If you’re not sensitive to either of those items, feel free to have them on your food. They are also deep-fried (as with the french fries) in common oil that has also cooked fish and other seafood. It’s up to you whether you feel okay with this.
Veganize These Items for More Options:
(ask for no butter for all items below)
NOTE: These items are also not available at all locations, so please call ahead if you know you’ll be visiting a certain location at a future date.
NOT Vegan at Long John Silver’s:
We had to check out the new vegan options at Long John Silver’s in person. We headed to the nearest locations and took you along for this food adventure below! Unfortunately they were out of the vegan fish sticks, but we got to try the crab-less cakes, which you can see in this video.
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It’s only a matter of time before more vegan options land on the menu or they give the go-ahead for the Good Catch crab-less cakes and fish-less fillets. That’s the direction all the big fast food chains are heading, and Long John Silver’s knows that the heat is on and they can add a few more items that are vegan-friendly, such as additional vegan seafood options. But meanwhile, we can always write to, call, or contact the managers of any location to make our requests.
What are your favorite items on the new vegan menu at Long John Silver’s? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Have you found any other options to be veganizable? Did you find something amazing that we missed? Let us know by tagging #worldofvegan and sharing your favorite vegan-at-Long-John-Silvers creations with all of us!
This article is not sponsored and we are in no way affiliated with Long John Silver’s. At the time of this article, the foods mentioned above are vegan. Since restaurants constantly update their menus and add or take away items, please keep this in mind when ordering your food. There may be new items that are vegan at Long John Silver’s and not listed or items listed here as vegan, which are no longer vegan. Take care to double-check.
Article written by Gina House and edited by Amanda Meth. Please note that this article contains affiliate links which means shopping through them really helps to support World of Vegan!
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