Panera Vegan Food & Drink Options (2023 Menu)

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Ordering vegan at Panera 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 Panera menu.

Food Sections: How to Order Vegan Food | Best Vegan Food | Full Panera Food Menu
Drink Sections: How to Order Vegan Drinks | Best Vegan Drinks | Full Panera Drink Menu
Also See: Panera 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 Panera

  • When ordering food, avoid options with cheese, cream, eggs, honey, meat and milk.
  • Most Panera bakery items are not vegan due to eggs or milk, however Panera fruit cups are a great vegan option.

Best Panera Vegan Food Options

  1. Bagels – A variety of flavors from Blueberry, Everything, Plain, & Sesame Seed make this a classic breakfast option.
  2. Fresh Fruit Cup – Healthy and delicious, you can’t go wrong with fresh fruit any time of the day.
  3. Country Rustic Sourdough Bread Loaf – Flaky on the outside, soft and tender on the inside. Must we say more?
  4. Steel Cut Oatmeal with Strawberries & Pecan – Hurry! Only served before 10:30am. Ask for a side of your favorite plant-based milk to make this a creamy, wholesome choice!

Browse The Full Panera Food Menu:

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Sandwiches | Soups & Mac | Salads | Pizza | Bakery | Breakfast | Warm Bowls | Kids | Sides & Spreads

How To Order Vegan Drinks At Panera

  • Most drinks on the menu can be made vegan by simply replacing dairy milk with a plant-based alternative such as almond milk.
  • The main drinks and additions to avoid include – Smoothies made with greek yogurt, Chai tea based drinks because the chai tea base has honey, and of course, avoid whipped cream.
  • No-can-do on the caramel sauce and chocolate sauce – they contains milk and butter.

Best Panera Vegan Drink Options

  1. Hot Coffee & Tea – Classic drink options for any time of the day. Pair with your favorite plant-based milk and flavored syrup.
  2. Peach & Blueberry Smoothie with Almondmilk – A sweet and creamy, mouth-watering breakfast beverage!
  3. Fuji Apple Cranberry Charged Lemonade – Feeling like you’re low on battery? Charge up with this crisp & delicious refresher!
  4. Madagascar Vanilla Almond Cold Brew – A vegan twist on a cold favorite – with Madagascar vanilla syrup and almondmilk, this creamy treat is sure to satisfy!

Browse The Full Panera Drink Menu:

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Charged Lemonades | Soft & Bottled Drinks | Coffee & Hot Tea | Teas & Lemonade | Frozen Drinks & Smoothies | Espresso Bar | Milk & Juice

Non-Vegan Ingredients To Avoid

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

  • Cinnamon Swirl Bagel – The cinnamon-sugar flavoring in this contains milk. Try a vegan blueberry bagel instead!
  • Wonton Strips – Panera states on their website to order without wontons if you’re vegan. This may be due to the fact that the wonton strips could touch and absorb parts of the chicken on the Asian Sesame with Chicken salad, making them not suitable for a vegan diet.
  • Honey – Be aware – honey is hiding in many bakery items such as the Sprouted Grain Bagel Flat.

Vegan Panera Food Menu


The Chef’s Chicken Sandwiches


Soups & Mac

Soups & Mac



Warm Bowls


Flatbread Pizza



Cookies & Brownies

Pastries & Sweets for One

Pastries & Sweets for a Group

Muffins & Muffies

Baked Egg Souffles



Parfaits, Fruit Cups, and Oatmeal


Breakfast (Available Before 10:30am)

Breakfast Sandwiches

Warm Bowls

Warm Bowls


Kid’s Soup & Pasta

Kid’s Sandwich

Kid’s Salad

Kid’s Flatbread Pizza

Sides & Spreads



Vegan Panera Drink Menu


Charged Lemonades

Soft & Bottled Drinks

Coffee & Hot Tea

Teas & Lemonade

Frozen Drinks & Smoothies

Espresso Bar

Milk & Juice

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