There are days when you feel inspired to eat healthily, and then there are days when all you want to do is stuff your face with junk food.
If your idea of a perfect junk meal includes a big, thick, juicy, overstuffed burger with some freshly cooked fries, and you happen to live in or around Virginia Beach, The Bumbling Bee Junk Food & Burger Bar has got you covered.
The best part? It’s all vegan!
Let’s look at The Bumbling Bee vegan junk food menu to find out what ‘plant-based deliciousness’ this women-owned and run eatery offers.
What is on The Bumbling Bee Vegan Junk Food Menu?
The Bumbling Bee brings junk food deliciousness to those who have given up on meat, cheese, and all other animal products. Everything on the menu is safe to eat for vegans. Here’s what your options include:
- Golden Hash Brown Patties
- Wild Rootz Breakfast Bomb
- Chickun & Pimento Cheese Biscuit
- Southern Belle Pimento Cheese Bacon Burger
- Maverick “All American”
- Mother Clucker
- Dirty Strips & Fry Basket
- Coney Island Chili Cheese Dog
The Bumbling Bee vegan junk food menu includes some interesting names. Let’s dive a little deeper and find out what each of these items is made of.
The Bumbling Bee Vegan Junk Food Options 2023 – A Quick Breakdown
COVID times were hard for The Bumbling Bee. They had to shut down their brick-and-mortar location in Boulder, Colorado. The information about their Virginia Beach restaurant is conflicting.
Their website says it’s operational, but their Instagram page says the restaurant is permanently closed, and they only have food trucks in and around Virginia Beach.
Here’s a quick breakdown of all their vegan foods:
Golden Hash Brown Patties
Whether you’re at The Bumbling Bee Junk Food & Burger Bar at brunch time or want to grab a quick snack while passing by their food truck, the hash browns make a great option.
Crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft, moist, and juice on the inside, these hash brown patties are cooked to golden perfection.
Wild Rootz Breakfast Bomb
Packing all your favorite breakfast items inside a brioche bun, this vegan burger truly lives up to its name. It’s a bomb! Truly.
If you love to begin your day with a rich, hearty meal that can keep you full for longer, this one checks the box. But, along with filling you up, it also offers a powerful punch of flavors and textures that will leave you in food bliss.
This vegan breakfast burger at The Bumbling Bee includes a thick, fat, crispy, golden hash brown, meatless sausage patty, Just fried egg, and loads of vegan cheddar cheese sauce inside a dairy-free brioche bun. It’s a dream breakfast dish for morning meal lovers.
But there’s no one stopping you from having it for lunch. Who said you couldn’t have egg, sausage, and hash browns for lunch?
Chickun & Pimento Cheese Biscuit
Experience the perfect combination of spicy, creamy, buttery flavors and crisp, soft, flaky textures without compromising your vegan commitment with this plant-based fried chicken biscuit at The Bumbling Bee.
It features crispy, flavorful southern fried plant-based chicken and rich, creamy pimento cheese inside a soft, buttery, flaky biscuit. You also get a golden hash brown patty on the side.
Order a drink of your choice alongside it, and you have a full vegan meal to satisfy your junk food craving.
Southern Belle Pimento Cheese Bacon Burger
If you’re more of a traditional burger person, The Bumbling Bee has a few options for you. This one is made with Beyond Meat patty, crispy plant-based bacon, fresh tomatoes, and creamy, dairy-free pimento cheese on a vegan-friendly brioche bun. Doesn’t it sound delicious?
If you like bacon in your burger (is there anyone who doesn’t?), you must try this Bumbling Bee vegan burger.
Maverick “All American”
As the name suggests, this is a vegan-sized version of the classic American burger. It has a Beyond Meat patty with red onion, tomatoes, arugula, pickles, vegan cheddar, and Cajun aioli in a dairy-free and egg-free bun. Perfecto!
This vegan chicken sandwich at The Bumbling Bee doesn’t just have a fun name, it also has an interesting combination of ingredients. You get crunchy and juicy southern fried chicken with tangy coleslaw, pickles, and housemade Cajun aioli inside a vegan brioche bun.
Love a hint of spice in your food? Order Mother Clucker chicken sandwich’s spicy version. It comes with the addition of a vegan buttery hot sauce to the standard ingredients and will surely satisfy your spicy food cravings.
Just a warning that they call it Hot Mother Clucker at The Bumbling Bee, so you may want to think twice before ordering if your spice tolerance level is low.
Dirty Strips & Fry Basket
Crispy, crunchy, and juicy chicken strips make a perfect choice for a snack or light meal.
At The Bumbling Bee, they use Morning Star Farm’s incogmeato chicken tenders made with non-GMO soy to make this dish.
The chicken strips come topped with hot sauce and vegan ranch, but you can also order them plain (ideal for kids). And as the name of the dish tells, you get a basket of crispy, golden fries on the side.
Coney Island Chili Cheese Dog
Everyone likes a good hot dog sandwich. This one from The Bumbling Bee seems to be raising the bar for all vegan hot dog sellers out there. It contains a plant-based hot dog smothered with housemade Coney Island-style vegan chili and plant-based cheddar.
You also get the classic hot dog topping of mustard, but instead of white onions, they use fresh green onions for this vegan hot dog at The Bumbling Bee.
The Bumbling Bee Junk Food & Burger Bar offers just three side choices on the menu. But, the good thing is that they are all vegan, so you can order them without worrying about animal ingredients.
Your vegan side options at The Bumbling Bee include:
- Golden Hash Brown
- Crispy Cajun Fries [Add them to your meal for $2 extra]
The Bumbling Bee’s menu given online shows only a few soda options in the drinks category. However, their Instagram page shows that they also offered vegan shakes a little while ago, so I recommend checking with them. They may have some interesting drink options to offer.
The options given on the website include:
- Diet Coke
- Bottled Water
The Bumbling Bee Junk Food & Burger Bar – FAQs
- Where is The Bumbling Bee Junk Food & Burger Bar?
The Bumbling Bee Junk Food & Burger Bar is now only available in and around Virginia Beach. Their Boulder location is closed.
- Is The Bumbling Bee all vegan?
Yes. The Bumbling Bee offers 100% plant-based fast foods for those on the vegan diet.
- Who owns The Bumbling Bee?
The Bumbling Bee Junk Food & Burger Bar is owned by a dynamic mother-daughter duo from Virginia Beach – Cassandra Ayala and India Ayala.
The Bumbling Bee is a small eatery, so there aren’t many options on the menu. But, it’s 100% vegan, which makes it worth trying for vegans.
It’s such a relief to be able to order anything off a restaurant menu without making a gazillion modification requests or building your own foods from scratch. The Bumbling Bee lets you experience that pleasure, along with delicious fast food.
If you live in or around Virginia Beach or visiting the area, make sure to check their food truck locations on the website and stop by for some comfort vegan food.
Did you find this article helpful? Interested to learn about other all-vegan places around the country? Check out my article Gangster Vegan Menu to find out what plant-based foods this interestingly-named restaurant has on the menu.