Fast food chains notoriously aren’t very vegan-friendly. With this in mind, some inspired home chefs have created vegan copycats of fast food favorites that might actually be better than the originals. Here’s a finger-lickin’ roundup of 6 vegan copycat recipes from your favorite fast-food joints.
Vegan Fried Chicken
This woman’s husband claimed he would never eat “fake chicken” from a restaurant. She took that as a challenge and made a vegan version of KFC’s fried chicken recipe from scratch. So, how did it turn it out? His reaction speaks for itself.
Vegan Rib Sandwich
This is a totally plant-based version of the McDonald’s McRib courtesy of vegan virtuoso, @turnipvegan. So even if it does get discontinued again, you’ll always be able to make this version at home.
Vegan Crunchy Wrap
This vegan-friendly Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme duplicate looks just as good as the real thing and proves that if giving up fast food is the only thing keeping you from going vegan, maybe you can after all. This mouthwatering recipe uses vegan sausage for the meat, and cashew sour cream and vegan cheese for the dairy replacements.
Vegan Egg Muffin Sandwich
This vegan McDonald’s Egg McMuffin copycat recipe uses marinated tofu for the egg, and seitan for sausage. We think this looks spectacular, but anything tastes good sandwiched between an english muffin.
Vegan Spicy Chicken Sandwich
This vegan McDonald’s Hot n’ Spicy McChicken dupe recipe comes from Lizzo herself so you don’t need us to tell you it’s “good as hell.” She sprinkles Frank’s Red Hot seasoning powder and garlic powder onto some crispy plant-based chicken nuggets and bakes them in the oven. Then she puts her nuggets between a vegan mayonnaise’d bun and some lettuce and it’s off to the races.
Vegan Sweet and Spicy Chicken
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