Yes it’s true, this gorgeous vegan burger can be found at America’s Favorite Diner, Denny’s! I discovered the existence of this menu item while scrolling through pictures in my favorite facebook group, What Fat Vegans Eat. I was really excited because Tete is always wanting us to have lunch together, but it’s hard for us to find a place we both enjoy. My favorite is Little Africa, hers is Bob Evans. But now I know how easy it is to be vegan at Denny’s, and everyone is happy!
I contacted Denny’s to try to get an idea of what other vegan options they have. They forwarded my email to a company nutritionist, and I waited for a response for about a month and a half. I finally got a response after sending a second followup email. I don’t like to give up! I wanted this information so badly just so I could share it with all of you…and so I can stuff my face properly next time. So without further ado, here are the things you can order to make a complete meal for yourself – this is like my dream combo of diner junk food, the best you could expect from a non-veg restaurant, anyway:
Fit Fare Veggie Skillet minus the eggs (comes with side of salsa)
Santa Fe Skillet minus meat, eggs & cheese
Loaded Veggie Omelette, minus eggs and cheese – really! Basically just grilled veggies, and comes with side of fruit or English Muffin
Still hungry? Add
Amy’s Burger on a White Sesame Seed Bun*** (wheat contains honey) topped with…
Standard burger veggies (lettuce, onion, tomato, etc)
*For a little extra, you can request multiple patties on your burger!
***UPDATE*** I went to Denny’s tonight (1/30) and discovered the vegan sesame seed bun was replaced with a brioche sesame seed bun. . . . Okay, I emailed Denny’s, and the brioche bun is actually vegan! It is safe. They also re-confirmed wheat contains honey.
Side of Hash Browns, French Fries, or Seasoned Fries
Or for a lighter side…
Fresh Sautéed Zucchini & Squash
Fresh Steamed Zucchini & Squash
Whole Grain Rice
You’ll have to veganize the salads by requesting no meat, cheese, or eggs (all contain one, both or all three). Top with:
-Italian Fat Free
Apple Pie without Caramel Sauce
*The peanut butter sauce appears to be vegan, but it’s not that great on the pie
Have you tried the vegan burger at Denny’s yet? What did you think??? If you love the idea of having vegan options at Denny’s, and would REALLY LOVE them to have a vegan menu available for easy ordering, I encourage you to email Denny’s. Even though they are very slow to respond, they do at least see the emails. Let’s thank them for the great options already available, while slipping in a request for a few other things we’d like to see…a vegan cheese for the burgers (Daiya, Chao?), Just Mayo, dairy-free onion rings, margarine or coconut oil for our grits and oatmeal. Maybe a non-dairy milk? OH, or non-dairy ice cream so we, too, can enjoy those shakes???? PLEASE, Denny’s!!!!!!!! Please. We will love you forever. Send an email or snail mail and make it known: We love being Vegan at Denny’s!
P.S. During the time I was fretting over the bun situation (the waitress couldn’t tell me if the brioche bun was vegan, and brioche generally is Not), someone suggested get the Amy’s Burger on an English muffin. That sounds like a great idea for a breakfast sandwich!
You can use the form letter on their website to contact them, or send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org . Call 1-800-733-6697 8am to 8pm Monday thru Friday, or send snail mail to:
Denny’s Call Center
203 East Main Street P-7-3
Spartanburg, SC 29319