Olive Garden Vegan Food & Drink Options (2023 Menu)

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Ordering vegan at Olive Garden can be easy using this guide! Scroll down to see our top vegan food and drink recommendations, or use the search box below to search the full Olive Garden menu.

Food Sections: How to Order Vegan Food | Best Vegan Food | Full Olive Garden Food Menu
Drink Sections: How to Order Vegan Drinks | Best Vegan Drinks | Full Olive Garden Drink Menu
Also See: Olive Garden Ingredients To Avoid

Icon Key:

✅ – Vegan when ordered directly off the menu.
⚠ – Not Vegan, but can be customized to be vegan.
🛑 – Not Vegan, cannot be customized to be vegan.

💡 We regularly update these pages to ensure accuracy, however, menus change seasonally and ingredient usage may also change over time. We recommend verifying the ingredients of menu items before ordering if you have strict dietary needs. Our guide is based upon U.S. menu items – international items may vary.

How To Order Vegan Food At Olive Garden

  • Majority of the items on the menu are not vegan friendly due to their main ingredients containing butter, cheese, cream, eggs, fish, honey, meat, and milk. However, they do have a few good vegan options, like the spaghetti with marinara!

Best Olive Garden Vegan Food Options

  1. Breadsticks – Everyone knows Olive Garden for their breadsticks! Grab them while you wait for your orders.
  2. Spaghetti with Marinara – Olive Garden’s homemade marinara served over spaghetti. Both are vegan friendly!
  3. Minestrone – A hearty serving of fresh vegetables, beans, and pasta all in a light tomato broth. What more could you ask for?
  4. Pasta – Aside from the Gluten-Free Rotini, which contains egg (sneaky, sneaky), all other pastas are vegan friendly!
  5. Kids Tomato Sauce with Choice of Pasta – A dish that the kids can enjoy! Just opt out from the meat toppings and choose any drink except for milk.

Browse The Full Olive Garden Food Menu:

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Appetizers | Dipping Sauces | Classic Entrées | Homemade Soups | Salad | Breadsticks | Pastas | Sauces | Toppings | Desserts | Sides | Kids Meals

How To Order Vegan Drinks At Olive Garden

  • When ordering drinks, avoid options that contain cream and milk.
  • Aside from the cappuccino, which contains cream and milk all other drinks on the menu are vegan friendly!
  • Be aware – Due to varying wine making processes we cannot guarantee that any of Olive Garden’s wines can be considered vegan friendly.
  • Heads up – all items on the kids menu come with milk as the default drink. Just change it out for juice!

Best Olive Garden Vegan Drink Options

  1. Soft Drinks – Ah yes, what’s any dish without a soft drink? Bubbly and sweet.
  2. Classic / Raspberry Lemonade – Classic or Raspberry, both are equally refreshing!
  3. Lavazza Espresso – A classic pick-me-up option for any time of the day.
  4. Beer – Crack open a cold one!

Browse The Full Olive Garden Drink Menu:

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Soft Drinks | Juices & Teas | Wine | Beer

Non-Vegan Ingredients And Items To Avoid

Aside from the more obvious items like meat, cheese, milk, and eggs, here are some specific non-vegan items on the Olive Garden menu that you’ll want to avoid:

  • Gluten-Free Rotini – The only pasta that isn’t vegan because it contains eggs!
  • Spinach-Artichoke Dip – The dip contains cheese.
  • Cappuccino – Mixed with milk and topped off with some cream.

Vegan Olive Garden Food Menu



Dipping Sauces

Classic Entrées

Classic Entrées

Soups, Salad & Breadsticks

Homemade Soups



Create Your Own Pasta








Kids Meals – For Children Under 12

Kids Meals – For Children Under 12

Vegan Olive Garden Drink Menu

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Soft Drinks

Juices & Teas

Wine & Beer To Go



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