Panera Vegan Options

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Panera Vegan Options

If you’re wondering if there are any Panera Vegan Options, you’re in luck! While some chain restaurants make it difficult for customers to find plant-based options, Panera Bread makes it incredibly easy!

Jump To Vegan Panera Guide

To find vegan options at Panera, all you have to do is search for a menu item on their website. You can view all the ingredients in any menu item, allowing you to easily determine whether something is plant-based or not.

Another way to easily find Panera Bread vegan options is to check out the “Eating Vegan” post on their website. While they do not include all of the vegan items available in their restaurant, they provide a pretty long list of items that are plant-based.

Always Read the Ingredients

Even when a company puts out a list of plant-based options, I recommend ALWAYS double-checking the ingredients list anyway.

Panera Vegan Ten Vegetable soup bread bowl
Plant-Based Panera Option: Ten Vegetable Soup in a Sourdough Bread Bowl

After doing many vegan guides and looking at all of the recommended plant-based food choices, I’ve seen many mistakes in labeling, so you don’t always want to take someone’s word for it.

Even as I was creating this guide, I found an error on their website that leads customers to believe a non-vegan item is vegan.

So, you can look up each individual menu item on their website to see if it’s vegan-friendly, but an easier way is to check out my easy guide to eating vegan at Panera Bread.

I’ve double-checked all of the ingredients, but as always, menu items are subject to change, so always specify vegan when you order.


All Vegan Options at Panera


Breakfast Options



(sub avocado for cream cheese)

  • Plain Bagel
  • Everything Bagel
  • Sesame Bagel
  • Blueberry Bagels



  • Steel Cut Oatmeal with Strawberries and Pecans


Freshly Baked Breads

  • Sea Salt Focaccia
  • Black Pepper Focaccia
  • French Baguette
  • Artisan Ciabatta
  • Country Rustic Sourdough
  • Classic Sourdough breads


Fruits & Smoothies

  • Green Passion Smoothie
  • Summer Fruit Cup
  • Apple
  • Banana


Lunch/Dinner Options



  • Ten Vegetable Soup



  • Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich



  • Strawberry Poppyseed Salad
  • Seasonal Greens Salad
  • Greek Salad
    • ask for no feta cheese
  • Modern Greek Salad with Quinoa
  • Asian Sesame Salad
    • ask for no chicken and no wontons
  • Spicy Thai
    • ask for no chicken and no wontons
  • Fuji Apple Salad
    • ask for no chicken and no gorgonzola



  • Baja Grain Bowl
    • ask for no greek yogurt
  • Mediterranean Grain Bowl
    • ask for no feta cheese and no greek yogurt



  • Pickle Spear
  • Kettle Chips
  • French Baguette Side
  • Apple
  • Banana

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Panera bagels vegan?

  • Some Panera bagels are vegan, but most are not. The vegan bagels are plain, everything, sesame, and blueberry.

What soup is vegan at Panera?

Is Panera Mac and Cheese Vegan?

  • No, Panera Mac and Cheese is not plant-based, as all the varieties contain egg and milk.

If you liked this guide, check out more of my Vegan Restaurant Guides!

Menu items are always subject to change — if you see any new vegan options or any menu items that are no longer available, please contact me or leave a comment below!

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