After being vegan for over a decade, I can tell how vegan-friendly a restaurant would likely be from its name or the cuisine it offers. And a burger chain doesn’t usually check the box for me. Is The Habit Burger Grill any different?
Let’s find out!
Read on for a full review of The Habit Burger Grill’s menu and learn about The Habit vegan options.
Does The Habit Have Vegan Options?
Surprisingly, it does!
Though there aren’t very many options (as we would ideally want), you can have a full vegan meal here.
Isn’t this good news keeping in view that you don’t have this option even at many leading burger chains?
Let’s get right into it and find out what vegan options does The Habit offer?
What is Vegan at The Habit Burger?
Vegan options at The Habit Burger Grill include:
- Veggie Burger
- Original Impossible Burger – requires customization
- Salads – require customization
- Toppings, Sauces, and Dressings
Keep reading to learn more about these options and customization guidelines and get answers to the common questions people ask about vegan food at The Habit Burger.
The Habit Vegan Options 2023 – A Detailed Overview
Here’s everything that vegans can eat at The Habit Burger Grill:
Vegan Burgers at The Habit
The definition or idea of comfort food is different for everyone. However, if there is one thing that most (if not all) people would agree on, it’s the burger.
Some may like it the simple and classic way, while others love the addition of various delicious toppings and sauces in theirs, but everyone likes a big, thick, juicy burger. But, sadly, it’s (still) not a readily available food option for most vegans.
If you have a Habit Burger nearby, you’re in luck because they have two plant-based burger varieties.
Your choices for meatless burgers at The Habit include:
This is the only vegan burger on The Habit menu. You can get it right off the menu without requesting any changes.
It’s made with the vegan veggie patty from Morningstar Farms on a toasted wheat bun. The toppings and sauces it contains are lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and mustard dressing.
Original Impossible Burger
You would expect an Impossible burger to be vegan-friendly, but sadly, that’s not the case at The Habit.
While it features an Impossible plant-based patty, it also contains mayonnaise, which doesn’t seem to be the vegan version as The Habit’s allergen menu states that the burger contains egg. It can easily be customized, though.
When ordering vegan at The Habit Burger Grill, ask them to hold the mayo on your Original Impossible burger. Also, skip the cheese option; The Habit doesn’t have vegan-friendly cheese.
When customized, The Habit’s vegan Impossible burger comes with a seared Impossible patty, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and caramelized onions on a toasted bun.
The website doesn’t specify what type of bun they use for the Impossible burger, but ask your server to make sure it’s not non-vegan.
Here are the vegan-friendly bread options at The Habit Burger Grill:
- Seeded Bun
- Wheat Bun
- Plain Bun
- Sourdough Bread without butter
- Iceberg Lettuce (for health enthusiasts)
*The Habit’s Impossible Burger doesn’t seem to contain any sauces. If you’re someone like me who likes their burgers saucy, you should order a couple of vegan sauces on the side. Find the list of The Habit’s vegan sauces below.
Vegan Salads at The Habit Burger
Looking for something light, healthy, and refreshing to pair up with your burger? Nothing’s better than a fresh salad.
The Habit Burger Grill offers a few different types of salad. But, as some of you may have guessed already, none of them comes standard as vegan-friendly. So, let me do the honors and tell you how to order a vegan salad at The Habit Burger.
- BBQ Chicken Salad – Order it without chicken, bacon, and ranch dressing. You will get a healthy mix of garden greens, tomatoes, red onions, and cilantro with tangy BBQ sauce.
- Grilled Chicken Salad – This salad from The Habit Burger contains iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, red cabbage, red and green leaf lettuce, red onions, carrots, cucumbers, croutons, and grilled chicken. When ordering it vegan, skip the last two components.
- Santa Barbara Cobb Salad – This salad requires the most customization to be made vegan as it has grilled chicken, smoked bacon, eggs, and blue cheese crumbles. When you omit these ingredients, you will be left with a mix of iceberg lettuce, romaine, tomatoes, and avocado tossed with red wine vinaigrette.
- Garden Salad – This is the classic garden salad made with iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, red and green leaf lettuce, red cabbage, red onions, Roma tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, and croutons. Skip the croutons to make the salad suitable for your vegan diet.
- Side Salad – This is your basic side salad with red leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, Roma tomatoes, and croutons. Ask them to hold the croutons to make it vegan.
- The Habit Burger also offers Caesar salad, but I did not bother to include it in my list because I know no one would want to eat lettuce with sauce.
- Although there is no build-your-own salad option on The Habit Burger’s menu, I have heard that they are pretty accommodating to their customers’ choices and let you make alterations. So, you may make your vegan salad a little more exciting by adding your choice of plant-based toppings and sauces to it [find the list below]. You may even try asking for the Impossible or Veggie patty in your salad instead of chicken and bacon.
- The Habit Burger Grill allows you to get your choice of dressing with the salad. Find the list of The Habit’s vegan salad dressings below.
- Although none of the salads’ ingredients lists mention cheese, PETA tells you to ask for salads without cheese, so they may likely contain cheese. Even if they do not, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
The Habit Burger Vegan Sides
For those of you who are not a fan of salads, here are The Habit’s vegan-friendly side options to pair with your meatless burger:
- French Fries – Your good ol’ classic French fries cooked to crispy perfection. These come with ketchup on the side.
- Sweet Potato Fries – Less in calories than the classic fries, but no less delicious.
- Tempura Green Beans – Crispy fried green beans in vegan-friendly tempura batter. These come with ranch dressing on the side, which is not vegan. You may ask them to replace it with ketchup or some other vegan sauce. Not sure if they will, but there’s no harm in trying.
While all these sides are plant-based and cooked in vegetable oil, they may likely be cooked in the same fryers used for animal products. If this is something you’re particular about, you may wish to confirm at your local Habit Burger Grill or avoid them altogether.
The Habit Burger Vegan Toppings, Sauces, and Dressings
Make your vegan meal at The Habit Burger more exciting and flavorful with the following plant-based toppings, sauces, and salad dressings:
- Caramelized Onions
- Pineapple Slices
- Craisins (dried cranberries)
- Fire Roasted Corn
- Apple Slices
- Applesauce (Unsweetened)
- BBQ Sauce
- Teriyaki Sauce
- House Dressing (made with olive oil and balsamic)
- Italian Dressing (available at select locations only)
- Fat-Free Italian Dressing (not available at all locations)
- Sweet Mustard Dressing
- Red Wine Vinaigrette
Vegan Beverages at The Habit Burger
For drinks, your options are limited to Coca-Cola products and some other standard bottled beverage options. The shakes are out of choice because they are all made with dairy milk.
While the exact options may vary across different locations, here are the drinks that you can expect to find at The Habit Burger Grill:
- Diet Coke
- Powerade Mountain Blast
- Barq’s Root Beer
- Pibb Xtra
- Minute Maid Lemonade
- Minute Maid Light Lemonade
- Minute Maid Light Pomegranate Lemonade
- Strawberry Limeade
- Apple Juice
- Black Tea
- Citrus Green Tea
- Tropical Tea
- Glaceau Vitamin Water XXX
The Habit Food Items That May Look Vegan But Are Not
Following are some items on The Habit’s menu that may appear to be vegan-friendly at first glance, but they are non-vegan (confirmed with the restaurant’s allergen guide):
- Portabella Charburger – It’s named after mushrooms, but it contains a beef patty.
- Sautéed Portabella Mushrooms – Contain dairy.
- Onion Rings – Contain dairy.
- Roasted Garlic Aioli – Contains egg.
- Spicy Red Pepper Sauce – Contains egg.
The Habit Vegan Menu – FAQs
- Is the Impossible burger at The Habit vegan?
The Habit’s Impossible Burger is meatless but not vegan as it contains mayonnaise. However, you can get it made vegan by requesting yours without mayo.
- Is the veggie burger at The Habit vegan?
Yes. The Habit’s Veggie Burger is 100% vegan.
- Are Habit Grill’s onion rings vegan?
The Habit Grill’s Onion Rings are not vegan. According to the restaurant’s allergen menu, they contain dairy.
- Are The Habit fries vegan?
French fries at The Habit Burger Grill are vegan, but they may be cooked in a shared fryer.
Conclusion – Is The Habit Burger Grill Vegan-Friendly?
The Habit Burger Grill may not be the best burger place for vegans, but it is certainly a good option. You can enjoy a complete vegan fast-food meal here with a burger, fries, and a drink (and perhaps a salad on the side, too). What more do you want?
Do try the vegan options at The Habit Grill if you haven’t already; you won’t regret it.
Did you find this article helpful? Want to learn about other burger chains and their vegan options, too? Check out my article Shake Shack Vegan Options to find out if the popular fast-casual restaurant chain has anything for plant-eaters.