Article by One Green Planet
Adopting a vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to give up your junk food and fast food favorites. There are so many vegan fast food recipes that taste even better than the originals. Burgers, fries, milkshakes––we’ve got it all! These are great for satisfying a craving or for when you’re trying to shake things up in the kitchen! With these vegan fast food recipes, you won’t miss any of the fast food you used to get. These recipes are super delicious, satisfying, and all without the cruelty. The ultimate comfort foods.
Check out these 15 vegan fast food recipes from our Food Monster App! You’ll be happy you did!
1. Unicorn Frappuccino
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In case you haven’t noticed, unicorn food is totally trendy right now. So much so, Starbucks just released a unicorn frappuccino but we’ve got even better news – you can make your own vegan Unicorn Frappuccino by Holly Jade at home. It’s basically a milkshake, so it’s super easy! All you have to do is grab some fresh strawberries, blueberries, vegan vanilla ice cream, and whatever else you want to garnish with! So easy and delicious!
2. Super Simple Veggie Big Mac
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These McDonald’s Big Mac remakes couldn’t be easier — made from refried beans and bread crumbs, the patties grill in up a flash and then all you need to do is assemble. In true Big Mac fashion, you have a burger bun in between patties, crisp shredded lettuce, sweet, creamy sauce, and a slice of vegan cheese. Serve this Super Simple Veggie Big Mac by Melanie Sorrentino with a side of easy homemade fries and you are good to go!
3. Corn Flake Onion Rings
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Move over, restaurant onion rings. These Corn Flake Onion Rings by Deniz Kilic are here to impress. They’re crunchy and crispy on the outside, and soft and fragrant on the inside. They’re dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free! Make a million dips to go with these, have an onion ring party, go nuts – these deserve a party.
4. Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos
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If you’re looking to explore the world of jackfruit, but are not ready to dive in with using the raw fruit itself or simply love effortless vegan eats that involve minimal everything, you’ve got to try these Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos by Gabrielle St. Claire. Jackfruit is INCREDIBLE at mimicking the texture of meat and it takes on any flavor you give it!
5. Funfetti Doughnuts
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6. Vegan Kung Pao Style Cauliflower
Source: Vegan Kung Pao Style Cauliflower
This Vegan Kung Pao Style Cauliflower recipe by Jessica Uy is a really simple recipe that requires very basic ingredients–possibly the hardest ingredients to come by is the Chinese black vinegar, since it is only usually available in Asian or Chinese stores. But using Chinese black vinegar is essential, as it has a unique flavour that’s different from other types of vinegar. This is best enjoyed with rice for a hearty and satisfying meal.
7. Bread Dunkers With Cheese Sauce
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Salted, fluffy breadsticks ready to be dipped in flavorsome vegan potato cheese sauce. Treat yourself to this plant-based lunchbox filler! These Bread Dunkers With Cheese Sauce by Rosie Newton and Dillon Sivyour are amazing!
8. Breakfast Sandwich With Tofu Egg and Tempeh Sausage
This is a veganized version of the classic sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich that puts its original counterpart to shame. The tofu egg is perfectly textured, colored with turmeric, and stacked on top of a savory piece of maple syrup-smoked tempeh, and then sandwiched between two homemade English muffins that are fresh out of the oven! You have to try Breakfast Sandwich With Tofu Egg and Tempeh Sausage by Victoria Rand and Christopher Bill!
9. Raw Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard
This refreshing salted caramel truffle “blizzard” is really easy to make. It’s even easier to eat. Frozen bananas are blended into soft serve ice cream with a rich, salty date caramel. Amanda Smith‘s Raw Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard recipe may serve two, but you will not want to share this.
10. Tofu and Coconut Bacon Caesar Sub
Lunches are underrated. Bring some good soul food to your lunches with a hearty Tofu and Coconut Bacon Caesar Sub by Rosie Newton and Dillon Sivyour. It’s perfect for a packed lunch that everyone is going to be jealous of! If you’re not one for bread or don’t fancy risking Caesar sauce dripping onto your work clothes, try compiling the fillings into a salad.
11. Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza With Blue Cheeze Spread
This Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza With Blue Cheeze Spread by Caitlin and Riley Gladney-Hatcher is to die for. It is spicy, savory, and crunchy. The blue cheeze spread really makes this pizza – it tastes really close to blue cheese (most people wouldn’t know, really!). For such an impressive meal, it’s not that difficult to bring together and it’s really worth it.
12. Cinnamon Apple Hand Pies
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These Cinnamon Apple Hand Pies by Anupama Paliwal are pretty easy and simple to make. Plus, they taste awesome. Eating them is a sensual experience in itself because they are buttery, flaky, crisp on the outside and luscious and sweet inside. Once the hand pies are baked, brush them with a little butter and a generous sprinkle of powdered sugar, then chopped almonds and a spoonful of leftover pie filling. You won’t regret adding pie filling on top — it just tastes all so divine. Feel free to serve it along with a scoop of ice-cream. No matter how you eat them, they are just YUM.
13. Fried ‘Chicken’
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14. Perfect Sweet Potato Fries
Source: Perfect Sweet Potato Fries
Knowing how to make homemade sweet potato fries is honestly a skill that everyone should have. It one of the most simple meals –– you can have it ready in less than 30 minutes with very minimal effort. Homemade sweet potato fries are also super tasty and if you bake them, they’re a lot healthier than ones you buy at restaurants. Dip them in a classic ketchup sauce, guacamole, or even peanut butter. These homemade Perfect Sweet Potato Fries by Kennedy Kitchings are tasty, versatile, and simple as can be!
15. Pumpkin Spice Latte With Homemade Pumpkin Seed Milk
This vegan version of the ever-popular pumpkin spiced latte is made using homemade pumpkin seed milk! The latte is a concoction of the pumpkin seed milk, pumpkin spiced maple simple syrup, and cold brew concentrate. Though this may seem a little involved for a coffee drink, the recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte With Homemade Pumpkin Seed Milk by Courtney West will make enough for about 4 drinks, so you can keep sipping on PSLs all week long.
If you loved these vegan fast food recipes, make sure to also check out 12 Delicious Vegan and Healthier Versions of Your Fast Food Favorites, Fast Food Favorites Made With Whole, Plant-Based Foods, and 15 Vegan Versions of Your Fast Food Favorites!
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