The McPlant is here! Only at a limited number of restaurants for now (see the list below) but by 2020 should be nationwide! Have you tried it? Tell us what it's like in the comments below.

COVID-19 UPDATE: McDonald's have launched a reduced menu. Please see below – items unavailable for now are crossed out.

If you need a quick food fix, and are in town (cos let's face it, almost every town has one) you can head to McDonald's!

Check out the items below that are suitable for vegans:

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Last updated: 09 Oct 2021

Breakfast (served until 10:30 or 11:00 for 24h restaurants)

  • Hash Brown – A delicious hash brown is great on its own or as a side at breakfast time. Crispy on the outside, they're what mornings were made for.
  • Toasted Bagel Choose this plain (no Flora Original, Philadelphia Light, or butter and jam).
  • Toasted English Muffin – like the ones used for McMuffins.  Choose plain or with jam.  Make sure to ask for no butter.
  • Roll – used for bacon rolls, but with no bacon!
  • Pineapple Stick
  • Carrot Bag
  • Apple and Grape Bag – Sweet grapes and delicious apple slices that are one of your five-a-day.
  • Cucumber Sticks

 

Burgers

  • McPlant – A vegan burger made with a juicy plant-based patty co-developed with Beyond Meat featuring vegan sandwich sauce, ketchup, mustard, onion, pickles, lettuce, tomato, and a vegan alternative to cheese in a sesame seed bun. Vegan certified.  Only available in select restaurants, see list below.
  • Vegetable Deluxe – Red pesto veggie goujons with sandwich sauce and shredded lettuce in a sesame topped bun. Order this without the mayo as it contains egg – or swap it for ketchup.

 

Nuggets and Selects

  • Veggie Dippers – A tasty blend of red pepper and sundried tomato pesto, all coated in crispy golden breadcrumbs and vegan certified by the Vegetarian Society.

 

Wraps

  • The Spicy Veggie One – Red pesto veggie goujons with spicy relish, tomato, lettuce, and red onion in a soft, toasted tortilla wrap.

 

Happy Meal

  • Veggie Dippers – A tasty blend of red pepper and sundried tomato pesto, all coated in crispy golden breadcrumbs and vegan certified by the Vegetarian Society.

 

Sides/Extras

  • French Fries “Our French Fries do not contain any animal extracts and are cooked in 100% vegetable oil which is non-hydrogenated.”
  • Carrot Bag
  • Apple and Grape Fruit Bag – Sweet grapes and delicious apple that are one of your five-a-day and you can even swap it into a Happy Meal instead of Fries.
  • Side Salad – New freshly prepared salad with lettuce, cucumber, sliced tomato.
  • Cucumber Sticks

 

Desserts

  • Apple Pie – Crispy on the outside, deliciously hot and sweet on the inside, our Apple Pie is a McDonald's classic.
  • Pineapple Stick
  • Apple and Grape Fruit Bag – Sweet grapes and delicious apple that are one of your five-a-day and you can even swap it into a Happy Meal instead of Fries.

 

Sauces

  • Heinz Tomato Ketchup
  • Spicy Tomato Salsa
  • Sweet Chilli Sauce/Dip
  • BBQ Dip Don't get this confused with Smokey BBQ Dip, which contains honey.
  • Sweet & Sour Dip
  • Sweet Curry Dip

 

Some McDonald's myths busted:

  • “The Veggie patty is cooked in a dedicated fryer used only for this product and fries. Chicken and fish are cooked in completely separate fryers and beef and pork is not cooked in fryers.”
  • “We use dedicated colour-coded tongs and trays for Veggie products and the procedures used to make the Spicy Veggie Wrap [Spicy Vegetable Deluxe] and Spicy Veggie Sandwich [Vegetable Deluxe] are approved by the Vegetarian Society.”

Please note: this is for UK McDonald's only! Around the world, ingredients change, and some products have meat as flavouring – e.g. fries and hash browns!

For more info, please check the McDonald's website

If you have any updates or comments about this, please add them below, we want this to be as updated as possible so any tips you have will be greatly appreciated!

 

McPlant Locations:

Antrim – The Junction Retail Park
Barton Mills
Beccles
Belfast – Abbey Centre
Belfast – Boucher Road
Belfast – Connswater
Belfast – Donegal Place
Belfast – Knocknagoney Road
Belfast – Mckinstry Road
Belfast – Saintfield Road
Belfast – Shore Road
Birmingham – Bristol Rd
Birmingham – Chelmsley Wood
Birmingham – Hagley Rd
Birmingham – Kings Norton
Birmingham – Kitts Green
Birmingham – New Oscott
Birmingham – Small Heath
Birmingham – Star City
Birmingham – Temple Row
Birmingham Fort
Birstall
Bordesley Green
Bow – Payne Road
Bristol Avon Meads
Bristol Bedminster
Bristol Brislington
Bristol Cribbs
Bristol Filton
Bristol Fishponds
Bristol Hengrove
Bristol Horsefair
Bristol Longwell Green
Bristol Patchway
Broadstairs – Westwood
Bury St.Edmunds
Byker
Cambridge – Newmarket Road
Cambridge – Rose Crescent
Cambridge Services
Cardiff – Capitol Shopping Park
Cardiff – Excelsior Road
Cardiff – Ty Glas Avenue
Cardiff 1 (Quees Street)
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff Culverhouse Cross
Cardiff Longwood Drive
Cardiff Newport Rd
Cardiff St Marys Street
Caxton Gibbet
Chesterton
Cosham
Coventry – Alvis Business Park
Coventry – Binley
Coventry – Canley
Coventry – Cross Cheaping
Coventry – Gallagher Retail Park
Coventry – Walsgrave
Coventry – West Orchards
Dereham
Dublin, Grafton St
Dublin, Ilac Centre
Dublin, Mary Street
Dublin, O'Connell Br.
Dublin, O'Connell St
Dublin, Temple-Bar
Dundonald
Edinburgh
Edinburgh – Corstorphine
Edinburgh – Gorgie Road
Edinburgh – Newbridge
Edinburgh – Princes Street
Edinburgh – Seafield Road
Edinburgh – South Andrew Street
Edinburgh – Straiton
Edinburgh – Telford Road
Edinburgh – Waverley Market
Felixstowe
Finnieston
Gallagher Retail Park
Glasgow – Anniesland
Glasgow – Braehead
Glasgow – Crow Road
Glasgow – Easterhouse
Glasgow – Great Western Retail Park
Glasgow – Helen St
Glasgow – Kirkintilloch
Glasgow – London Road
Glasgow – Milngavie
Glasgow – Parkhead
Glasgow – Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow – Silverburn
Glasgow – St Enoch Centre
Glasgow Fort – Morrisons
Glengormley
Great Yarmouth – Gapton Hall
Great Yarmouth – Regent Road
Great Yarmouth 3
Greenwich – Cutty Sark
Havant
Hillsborough
Hinckley – Dodwells Road
Hinckley DT
Hunslet
Huntingdon – Brampton Hut
Huntingdon – Tower Field
Ipswich – Ravenswood
Ipswich Cardinal Park
Ipswich Ranelagh Rd
Ipswich Tavern Street
Ipswich Whitehouse
Isle Of Wight – Newport
Isle Of Wight – Ryde
Kettering – Northfield
Kings Lynn
Kings Lynn – Campbells Meadow
Kings Lynn – West Lynn
Leeds – Bond Street
Leeds – Central Station
Leeds – Colton Mill
Leeds – Elland Road
Leeds – Kirkstall
Leeds – Oakwood
Leeds – White Rose Centre
Leeds 1
Leeds 2
Leicester – Abbey Lane
Leicester – Beaumont Leys
Leicester – Fosse Park
Leicester – Meridian Way
Leicester – Monks Rest (Hamiliton)
Leicester Eastgates
Leicester Market Street
London 185-187 Oxford Street
London 291 Oxford St
London Argyle St
London Baker Street
London Balham
London Bethnal Green
London Bham – Stephenson Place
London Brixton
London Brompton Rd
London Camberwell
London Cambridge Circus
London Camden
London Canning Town – Hallsville Quarter
London Catford 2
London Chancery Lane
London Chelsea Kings Road
London City Road
London Clapham
London Clapham Junction
London Commercial Road
London Dalston
London Deptford
London Earls Court
London Edgware Road
London Eltham
London Fulham
London Hackney
London Hammersmith 2 Broadway Centre
London Highbury Corner
London Highway Shadwell
London Holborn
London Holloway Road
London Islington
London Kensington
London Kentish Town
London Kilburn
London Killingbeck
London Kings Cross
London Kings Cross – Ex Wendys
London Leicester Square
London Lewisham
London Liverpool Street
London London Bridge
London Maryhill
London Notting Hill Gate
London Nuneaton
London Old Kent Road Dt
London Oxford Street 1
London Peckham+C44
London Pollokshaws
London Putney
London Queensway
London Road Edinburgh
London Seven Sisters
London Shaftesbury Avenue – 2
London Shepherds Bush
London Springburn
London St Martins Lane
London St Pauls
London Strand
London Stratford The Mall
London Streatham Place
London Swiss Cottage
London Victoria
London Victoria Place
London Victoria Station
London Walworth Rd
London Wandsworth
London Wandsworth Drive-thru
London Wandsworth Road
London Warren Street
London West One Shopping Centre
London Westfield Stratford City
London Woolwich
Longbenton – Asda
Lowestoft Kirley
Lowestoft Pakefield
Manchester Oxford Road
Manchester Piccadilly Gardens
Morley – Asda
Newcastle – Coast Road
Newcastle – Grainger Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne – Gosforth Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne – Killingworth Centre
Newcastle Upon Tyne – Kingston Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne – Stamfordham Road
Newcastle-Under-Lyme
Newcraighall – Kinnaird Park
Norwich – Asda
Norwich – Broadlands
Norwich – Chapelfields
Norwich – Hay Hill
Norwich – Snetterton A11
Norwich – Thickthorn
Norwich Boundary Road
Norwich Longwater
Norwich Tuckswood
Nuneaton – Asda
Nuneaton – Asda Newton Road
Nuneaton – Bermuda Park
Nuneaton – Queens Road
Nuneaton DT
Peterborough – Boongate
Peterborough – Bourges Boulevard
Peterborough – Queensgate
Port Glasgow – Retail Park
Portsmouth
Portsmouth – Fratton
Portsmouth – Fratton Del. Kitchen
Portsmouth – North Harbour
Portsmouth Ocean Retail Park
Sheffield – Archer Road
Sheffield – Crystal Peaks
Sheffield – Darnall Road
Sheffield – Drakehouse
Sheffield – Farm Road
Sheffield – Meadowhall
Sheffield – Meadowhall 2
Sheffield 2 (High Street)
Sheffield Handsworth
Southampton – Black Cat
Southampton – Hedge End
Southampton – Millbrook
Southampton – Shirley Road
Southampton – West Quay
Southampton Esplanade
Stechford
Swaffham
Swansea
Swansea – Cwmdu
Swansea – Fabian Way
Swansea M4 Junction 47
Swansea Morriston
Tankersley
Thetford – Forest Retail Park
Thornliebank
Thurmaston
Tooton
Trongate
West Bromwich 3
Whittlesford
Wigston
Woolwich – Church Street
Wroxham
Yardley
Yardley Wood
Yorkshire Grey

Last updated: 09 Oct 2021
First published: 08 Dec 2015

19 COMMENTS

  1. When did they add these options? I admittedly haven’t been to Mc’Ds for a very long time (way before being vegan).

    I’m sure these are new? I also was pretty sure the fries contained dairy (or at least used too?)

    • Hi! I work at McDonalds and can 100% confirm they are 100% potato and cooked in vegetable oil – in the Uk at least ;D

  2. The Vegetarian Society has, over several years, worked hard in the interest of vegetarians, and, eventually, managed to get their standards adhered to in Mc. Donald’s.
    Has the Vegan Society attempted to do the same for the smaller number of vegans?
    A salad, of the type they provide, without Mayo is pretty uninteresting. Perhaps one needs to carry around sachets of vegan mayo when travelling.
    I do hope that all vegans and vegetarians join and support their respective societies, so that they may continue to do all this work on our behalf.
    I’d be far happier is vegans and vegetarians used their cooking skills to run their own cafes in their own localities. To start with they might surely invite people to their homes to test out recipes and spread the word and estimate demand.
    Should we continue to rely on totally commercial caterers to provide our needs, because they really have no clue as to the real requirements of a balanced vegan diet. Selecting only vegan products at most of these places, leads to tasteless and unbalanced meals.

  3. the bagel for the breakfast is also vegan, as long as you order it without the cream cheese or butter on the side!

    • I’ve been in touch with Mc. Donald’s for some time, to persuade them to offer wholemeal rolls as well as the deficient white ones they have offered for years.
      Apparently they are now discussing this. I will wait patiently. Perhaps others could contact them to aid the process.
      I have NEVER eaten in Mc. Donalds, but did distribute 120 leaflets, when they introduced salads a few years ago, thinking that residents in my block of flats might benefit as some were probably customers.

  4. Also :

    Breakfast ;
    Bagels
    Potato Rosties (They are usually found in a breakfast wrap, but you can order a breakfast wrap only a sauce and two rosties which is what I usually get!)
    Muffins – plain of course, good if you want to make a Hash Brown sandwhich
    Tortilla – Available in the breakfast wrap as listed above.

    Blended Ice Drinks :
    Mango and Pineapple Smoothie
    Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
    Berry Burst Smoothie (All of these must be ordered with no Yoghurt)
    Strawberry Lemonade

    • I suggest checking the update comments on the McDs Veggie burgers whilst they contradict and say vegetarian they at the bottom say whilst cooked in different oils and fryers there MAY contain cross contamination from fish and chicken oils due filtering process so they cannot guarantee that this will not occur ..so please add that to your blog as an update. I checked uk site in the last few hours. Thanks

  5. Just wondering why a vegan would want to fund McDonalds who slaughter millions of animals a year? Surely better to fund more ethical companies where possible?

    • In that same respect why would you go to any normal supermarket who order in thousands of animal products, directly funding the killing of animals? Or go to any restaurant that uses animal products?

      This philosophy is silly and won’t get us anywhere. Purchasing vegan products from any food company is voting with your dollars – increasing the demand for vegan products while not harming animals.

  6. These foods might be vegan but I wouldn’t want to eat anything from a restaurant that specialises in burgers. There are bound to be many opportunities for meat contamination – storage, cooking, human error. I know some of it can’t be avoided and most restaurants don’t use different pans and cooking dishes for vegan foods but in a fast food place with lots of different staff doing shifts I just wouldn’t trust it.

  7. Firstly, I must agree with Linda Aspey – but I do understand the value of the post, especially for newbies, and I think also if one wants to achieve a degree of empathy and opportunity for engagement with friends who remain ‘in the dark’ about animal welfare. As a PT, the nutritional benefits of these McMeals remain questionable – but again, if on a budget, and on occasion, the opportunity to bring up the subject of being vegan in a McDonald’s restuarant is well worth the apple pie 🙂

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