Every Vegan Option at Village Inn (Updated: 2020)

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Village Inn is a casual dining restaurant chain with over 150 locations across the United States.

Like many restaurants, they feature a wide variety of sandwiches, burgers, salads, melts, and they’re also known for their award-winning pies.

Unfortunately, compared to larger restaurant chains, you’re less likely to find authentic dishes created with vegans in mind. In fact, Village Inn doesn’t have a single vegan dish on the menu.

However, they still have plant-based ingredients such as vegetables and starches, so it’s merely a question of mix and matching some ingredients to create a solid vegan meal.

Vegan Options at Village Inn

The options you’re about to see here are extracted directly from the Nutrition and Allergen Menu made publicly available by the Village Inn.

Vegan Sides or Condiments

  • Country Potatoes
  • Golden Hash Browns
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Green Peppers
  • Red Peppers
  • Fresh Spinach
  • Artichokes
  • Avocado
  • French Fries

Vegan Bread & Grains

  • Marbled Rye
  • Sourdough
  • Wheat
  • White
  • Plain Oatmeal
  • Gold Crackers
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Tortilla

Keep in mind that sometimes tortillas might be prepped with margarine (milk) before grilling, so be sure to ask beforehand that you don’t eat animal-based ingredients.

Vegan Syrups & Toppings

  • Maple-flavored Syrup
  • Strawberry Syrup
  • Blackberry Syrup
  • Blueberry Syrup
  • Sugar-free Maple Flavored Syrup
  • Strawberry Topping
  • Blueberry Topping
  • Strawberry Banana Topping

Salads & Salad Dressings

  • Southwest Salad (but no dressing)
  • French Dressing
  • Lite Olive Oil Vinaigrette

If for some reason you’re not happy with any of the food options, you can always opt for some of the cold or hot beverages below.

Hot Beverages

  • Hot Tea
  • Hot Coffee

Cold Beverages

  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Tomato Juice
  • Iced Coffee
  • Iced Tea
  • Iced Tea ‘n’ Lemonade
  • Raspberry Iced Tea
  • Pepsi
  • Sierra Mist
  • Mountain Dew
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Lemonade
  • Strawberry Limeade
  • Blueberry Pomegranate Limeade
  • Strawberry Lemonade

Village Inn usually serves other beverages such as milkshakes or hot chocolates, however, as far as we know, they don’t have any plant-based alternatives to dairy milk.

Unless (and this may sound silly), you actually provide them with plant-based milk, which is a rather unusual and awkward possibility for most people.

Summary: Village Inn Has A Few Vegan Options

While not a haven for vegans, Village Inn still has some standalone ingredients you can order to create a solid vegan dish. We know it can be hard, but in non-vegan restaurants, you need to find a way to be creative and improvise based on the ingredients they have.

If you’re not sure how you can do that, you can always check this blog post where we share some useful tips on eating out as a vegan. Or if you’d rather watch a video on how to do that, you can always watch this short video on How to Eat Vegan at Non-Vegan Restaurants by Liv B:

Small dinners like the Village Inn are usually limited in terms of what they offer vegans, so if you don’t want to do the heavy lifting yourself— search for bigger (or more popular) restaurants in your area as those may have a wider range of options for vegans.

For instance, restaurants like PF Chang’s and Chili’s are richer in that regard.

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About the Author: Alexandre Valente

Hey there! My name is Alex and I've been vegan for more than three years! I've set up this blog because I'm really passionate about veganism and living a more eco-conscious life. Hopefully, I can use this website as a channel to help you out on your own journey!

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