The Best Vegan Fast-Food Options of 2021, including Panda Express’ Beyond the Original Orange Chicken

Vegan Orange Chicken Returns to Panda Express—Get It While It’s Here

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Published by Zachary Toliver.

In a major win for chickens, Panda Express is now serving Beyond The Original Orange Chicken for a limited time. The entrée is made with Beyond Meat vegan chicken and features crispy breading and a honey-free sauce. The offering was a major success during its first limited-time run, and the chain’s fans have been asking for it to return to the menu. We hope another successful run will earn it a spot on the permanent menu—so try it at a location near you.

Panda Express Beyond Original Orange Chicken Vegan

In 2019, PETA urged Panda Express to get with the times by offering vegan options at its 2,000 stores around the globe. After PETA supporters took more than 234,000 actions demanding change, the company began offering its first vegan meals. In addition to its Beyond the Original Orange Chicken, Panda Express is developing and testing other vegan dishes, including Beyond Beef Golden Potstickers, Kung Pao Mushroom & Potato, Mapo Eggplant Tofu, Quinoa Brown Cauli-Fried Rice, and Wok-Fired Seasonal Veggies.

In addition to the Beyond the Original Orange Chicken, pile your plate high with these other vegan options at Panda Express*:

Chow MeinPanda Express Chow Mein Dish

Eggplant Tofu

Super Greens (Broccoli, Kale, and Cabbage)

Vegetable Spring Roll

Brown and White Steamed Rice

Sauces

  • Chili sauce
  • Hot mustard sauce
  • Plum sauce
  • Potsticker sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Sweet and sour sauce
  • Teriyaki sauce

Apple Pie Roll

*Please note that availability and ingredients may vary by location. Always check with a store to make sure that it’s vegan-friendly.

The move by Panda Express follows those by other fast-food chains that have expanded or introduced delicious vegan options. Panda Express has picked up on what so many already know: Being vegan is on the rise with no signs of slowing down.

It’s never been more convenient and easier to be vegan. But animals still need help!

Sure, fast food may not be for everyone, but we’re all for any option that allows on-the-go consumers to eat vegan and prevent sensitive animals from being caged in their own filth, tormented, and subjected to a terrifying death when their throats are slit while they’re still conscious. Hungry patrons want fast, compassionate options, and savvy food companies will either offer them or be left behind.

Help get vegan options at McDonald’sKFC, Domino’s, and elsewhere by taking action. Each time you click “Take Action,” another company will receive a message urging it to offer vegan meals. How cool and convenient is that?

Note: PETA promotes being a healthy vegan. If you choose to eat fast food, we suggest options that are kinder to animals. As is common at many restaurants offering vegan options, Panda Express uses shared equipment and therefore cross contamination can occur. But remember, helping animals is not about personal purity!

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