Slurping up spicy noodles from a takeout box is always fun on a Friday night, right? But, when you’re searching for an extra special designation for Asian-style dining, where can you go? Our PF Chang’s vegan restaurant guide will be your go-to for the most gratifying, plant-based grub—conveniently delicious and distant from the couch.
Many people wonder if there are any vegan options at all and if it’s worthwhile to wander in for lunch or dinner. Although there could be more on the menu that’s vegan-friendly, we’re happy to share that you won’t be wasting your time. There are quite a few choices for appetizers, entrees, fun beverages, and sides with only a delicious dessert lacking.
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While ordering vegan at P.F. Chang’s will take a little extra attention and some substitution requests, you can absolute get a delicious, filling meal or even fill the table with vegan Chinese food. If you’re looking for vegan food at restaurants near you, this is a solid option. And we know exactly how to make your dining experience stress-free and satisfying!
Just follow these steps and you’ll soon be on your way to a mouthwatering meal.
A Note About Soups: Even though it would seem like soups without meat would be a great choice, it’s easy to forget that the broths are almost always animal-based (chicken, pork, or beef). Ask if they offer a vegetable or miso broth for any of their soup options, as a last resort. At the moment, this does not seem to be a vegan option at PF Chang’s.
Since some menu items seem to vary by location, we thought it would be helpful to share the official menu items first and then the possible menu items later on in this article. If you’ve encountered new-to-you, fantastic food options, make sure to comment below so we can add them in. Collaboration is key!
Here’s what you can expect for vegan food at PF Chang’s.
We were immediately impressed with the appealing appetizer options at this high-end fast food restaurant. Order one of each, add a side of steamed rice (either white or brown), and you’ve got yourself a pretty delicious plant-powered meal.
Sadly, the vegetable spring rolls are not vegan—the wrappers are made with egg—so opt for one of the options above instead.
Three dinner options might be a little disheartening, but we’ve heard that they’re all delicious and worth trying. Take advantage of this Asian restaurant serving their meals family-style and perhaps buy two (or all three!) dishes to share with those around you. Each menu item listed below is unique, so it would be fun to fill up on a few different flavorful forkfuls.
You really can’t go wrong with a side of rice, are we right? Although it seems to vary from location to location, you can also ask for a side of noodles made with just oil and soy sauce. If you have your heart set to noosh on some noodles, it’s worth asking the waiter or waitress.
Give us all the veggies! The more the merrier for a satisfying out-to-eat healthy supper. Having an option of fresh fruit after a meal is a treat and we appreciate the opportunity to have a sweet if others around us are able to have dessert. Though, it would be nice if they offered at least one vegan dessert item on the menu.
PF Chang’s beverage selection is pretty extensive. If you’re not hungry enough for a full meal, a couple of veggie appetizers and a delightful vegan drink might do the trick.
Even thought these aren’t on the PF Chang’s main menu, many fellow vegans have recommended these particular items. They might vary from location to location and even country to country. If you’re in the mood for any of these tasty menu choices, it may be best to call first to make sure you can order them.
A no-go. The green beans contain eggs in the batter.
Yes, it is! Very happy to share that this option is indeed vegan. You can order it with white or brown steamed rice, as well as extra steamed veggies on the side.
Nope. The sauce that covers this brussels sprouts dish is made with oyster sauce.
Sadly, the fried rice cannot be made vegan. It’s cooked up with eggs, milk, and shellfish ingredients. Substitute for steamed white or brown rice instead.
Unfortunately, the spring roll wrappers are made with eggs, so they are not vegan.
Another no. We hate to tell you, but the cookies themselves are made with egg whites, so they are not vegan-friendly.
Check out the PF Chang’s Allergen Menu page to make sure that you are purchasing a vegan-friendly item. The menu items offered at PF Chang’s don’t seem to change very often, but you may want to double check before you visit.
If you’re not able to find a decent vegan Chinese take out restaurant in your neighborhood, make your own tasty take out from scratch in your kitchen. You’ll have complete control of the ingredients, and can adjust the spice level perfectly to your liking.
These recipes are not only pretty simple and easy, but they’re incredibly delicious, too!
Although they do have a few vegan-friendly options by default, they don’t offer an exclusive vegan menu item at this time such as using plant-based meats or vegan fish sauces in their dishes. Let’s keep hoping!
Although PF Chang’s has a long (long) way to go before their menu meets even the most primitive plant-based standards, we can still hope that our vegan voices will be heard. Since there are so few Asian-inspired vegan restaurants on the fast food front, we’re trusting that PF Chang’s will soon take up the challenge to provide more mouthwatering meals free of dairy, eggs, and animal products. Wouldn’t it be excellent if they found a way to make an entire section of their menu vegan-friendly, even a tiny one? In the meantime, we can always write to, call, or contact the managers of any location to make our requests.
Have you found any other vegan options at PF Chang’s? Did you find something amazing that we missed? Let us know by tagging #worldofvegan and sharing your favorite vegan-at-pf-changs creations with all of us!
This article is not sponsored and we are in no way affiliated with PF Chang’s. At the time of this article, the menu items 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 PF Chang’s vegan options that are not listed or items listed here as vegan, which are no longer vegan. Take care to double-check.