Have you been hankering for a plant-based hamburger and frantically fantasizing about fries? We sure can sympathize, salivating friends. You’re absolutely in luck because our guide to ordering a delicious vegan Red Robin meal is finally here!
Although we know that oven-baked potatoes and handmade, whole food veggie patties are pretty healthy, sometimes we just want to unbuckle our belts, buy a fast food feast, and share it with our favorite friends.
If you know that feeling (or are experiencing it right now), this guide will be a great reference for you. After going through all of the vegan menu options at Red Robin, you’ll have a good idea of what you want to order and how to go about making savvy substitutions.
Thanks for trusting us on your plant-based, burger-bound journey. You’re bun in a million!
Psst! Don’t miss our other vegan fast food guides that show how to order vegan at any fast food restaurant.
Ordering vegan at Red Robin doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Even though we have a long list of plant-powered particulars, you might feel pretty overwhelmed at first. For an super-streamlined, easy overview of how to order, here’s what we suggest:
Always ask for no cheese or mayo and change the type of bun (if necessary). Now that you have a general idea of which items to consider, scroll down and note any non-vegan items you want to avoid and which ones you can enjoyably add (like sauces or condiments).
We were wondering that, too! After a bunch of research (and many minutes of wandering around their not-quite-user-friendly website), we found a few Red Robin menu choices for you. If you don’t mind taking the time to make special requests, you can surely satisfy the occasional craving for fast food burgers and fries.
This option is your best bet because you can create whichever burger you’re craving most and add all of the most appetizing toppings. You also have the choice to choose a specialty burger and swap the protein for either the Impossible or Veggie patty. Don’t forget to leave out the cheese, mayo, or other non-vegan friendly toppings.
Note: There are gluten-free buns at Red Robin, but sadly they contain egg and are not vegan-friendly. Sorry, gluten-free friends!
Note: Some of these toppings might not be available at your location. Ask if you don’t see an item listed. They might be able to get it for you. Load up on these burger toppings since they’re the most healthy Red Robin options on the menu!
Sides are usually the most sneaky foods at fast food restaurants. The ones you generally think of as being free of animal products are sometimes laden with added milk, egg, or strange animal-derived additives. Eek! We did some digging for you and, at the moment of this article, these were the safest sides we could share.
Note: Vegan-friendly salad dressing options include oil & vinegar or soybean oil dressing.
NOTE: Please keep in mind that the food items listed above vary by location, even within the same state. Please call ahead of time to find out for sure and remember to keep that in mind when ordering online.
If you’re curious about the Red Robin veggie burger ingredients, read on. You have three burgers to choose from with different ingredients and nutrition profiles.
Note: In Canada, a Lightlife burger patty is offered instead of the Impossible Burger.
Besides building your very own vegan burger, there are a couple of other ways to wiggle past the animal products and provide yourself with a tasty meal.
While the fries themselves do not contain milk, eggs, or dairy, they are fried in the same oil as other foods, including animal-based products. So, technically, they are not vegan. But, Red Robin does give you a choice––if you request your fries to be made in a “designated fryer” that is only for fries, they will do this for you. Isn’t that a super step forward? If you forget, choose not to ask for this alternative, or if this option is just not available at your location, don’t worry. There’s no judgement here whatever you decide and it’s not the end of the world if you can’t get the animal-free fryer. Our hope is that a vegan-friendly fryer will be an option at all fast food restaurants in the future.
Keep your fingers crossed that this busy burger restaurant will offer many more plant-based choices in the future. We’re hoping for more veggie burger options, at least one delicious dessert, and some vegan cheese, please! In the meantime, we can always write to, call, or contact the managers of any location to make our requests.
We have a whole series of vegan fast food guides to help you find the best options at each location. Take a peek if you’re in need of a quick vegan meal on a road trip or with fast food-loving friends!
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-Red-Robin creations with all of us!
This article is not sponsored and we are in no way affiliated with Red Robin. At the time of this article, the foods mentioned above are vegan. Since restaurants constantly update their vegetarian 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 Red Robin and not listed or items listed here as vegan, which are no longer vegan. Take care to double-check.
This vegan Red Robin menu guide written by Gina House and edited by Michelle Cehn and Amanda Meth. Please note that this article may contain affiliate links which means shopping through them really helps to support World of Vegan!