So a Vegan Walks Into Panera Bread…

by Sarah Von Alt|
March 3, 2016

If you’re new to vegan eating, finding things to eat when you’re on the road or short on time can sometimes feel overwhelming.
Luckily, many of your favorite chains offer delicious plant-based options. Here are some of our favorite vegan offerings at Panera Bread:

• Vegetarian Black Bean Soup
This soup of savory black beans simmered with veggies and spices is seriously good and can be served in a bread bowl!
• Fuji Apple Salad
Try this mouthwatering salad made with mixed field greens, romaine, tomatoes, pecans, apple chips, and a white balsamic Fuji apple vinaigrette.
* Be sure to skip the chicken and gorgonzola.
• Steel Cut Oatmeal With Strawberries and Pecans
The name says it all.
• Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
This sandwich comes with cilantro jalapeño hummus and is packed with fresh veggies, including sweet Peppadew peppers.
*Hold the feta and swap the bread for sourdough, ciabatta, or a french baguette!
• Peach and Blueberry Smoothie With Almond Milk
This sweet treat is loaded with peach and mango purée, almond milk, white grapes, passion fruit juice, and fresh blueberries!
• Vegetarian Garden Vegetable Soup
Served Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, this tomato-broth-based soup is loaded with sliced zucchini, yellow beans, cauliflower, Swiss chard, and barley.
*Don’t forget to pass on the pesto.
• Modern Greek Salad With Quinoa
Looking for something a little lighter? Try this refreshing salad made with kale, romaine, cucumber, quinoa, almonds, Kalamata olives, and more.
*Be sure to hold the feta.

Pushing for more animal-friendly menu options is a great way to make vegan eating easier for you and the millions of Americans who are moving away from meat.

Click here for five easy tips on getting more vegan food at your favorite restaurant.

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