Vegan Fast Food: Dairy Queen Edition


Not too surprisingly, Dairy Queen does have vegan options, but there’s not a lot of them, and, their most popular items haven’t been veganized. (Yet)

What did surprise me however, was the fact that they sold more than just ice cream. Their website included burgers, chicken fingers, and more!

Starting in the top left-hand corner and moving clockwise:

  • Non-Dairy Dilly Bars
  • Side Salad
  • Fries
  • Onion Rings
  • Soft Pretzel Sticks with Zesty Queso*
  • Cherry Misty Slush (Red 40)
  • Kiwi Strawberry Misty Slush (Red 40)
  • Blue Raspberry Misty Slush (Blue 1, Red 40)
  • Lemon Lime Misty Slush
  • Mug Root Beer
  • Mountain Dew Original (Yellow 5)
  • Dr. Pepper Original
  • Brisk Iced Tea

*According to the ingredients listed, the Queso isn’t vegan, however the pretzels are. The description said the queso came on the side, so while I’ve never tried to, you might be able to order the pretzels and ask them to hold the dip. Or give it away to a non-vegan friend.

I also found ingredients for a Grape Misty Slush, but wasn’t able to find a picture.

One thing I found a little… let’s call it ‘sneaky’ is that the Pepsi and Diet Pepsi that are listed on their website have “artificially flavoured Vanilla Ice Milk” listed in the ingredients.

I’m not trying to accuse Dairy Queen of anything – their thing is ice cream, so it makes sense a lot of their offerings contain milk – however, the fact that the Pepsi and Diet Pepsi are listed with the other pops, and not under the Blizzard or other drink labels just doesn’t sit right with me.

According to the ingredients, it’s clearly some sort of drink mix, but to list it as just “Pepsi” and not tell people it’s a mixed drink… I don’t know, I just don’t like that.

Anyway, there you go. If you ever find yourself stranded with nothing other than a Dairy Queen around, now you know at least you won’t starve.

Like this article? Check out the rest of my Vegan Fast Food series!

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