What Are the Vegan Options at Sheetz? (2021)

For a regional convenience store, Sheetz has a surprising amount of vegan options. In 2019, they became the first convenience store chain to offer the Beyond Burger in the U.S. But even before that, they had plenty for vegans!

Vegan options at Sheetz:

  • House Recipe Salad
  • Beyond Burger (No Cheese)
  • Burrito (Customized)
  • Garden of Eatin’ Sub or Sandwich (No Cheese)
  • Soft Pretzels (Salted, Unsalted, or Cinnamon Sugar)
  • Fryz
  • Curly Fryz
  • Sweet Potato Fryz
  • Mexican Black Beans & Rice
  • Mini Hashbrowns
  • Tater Totz
  • Bagels (Plain, Everything)
  • Bread: Multigrain Ciabatta, Sourdough, Multigrain Sub Roll, Small Pretzel Roll.
  • Fresh Fruit (Apple Slices, Grapes)
  • Vegan Sauces, Dips, and Condiments

Below, I’ll share more tips on how to order these items vegan. I’ll also share lists of menu items that are surprisingly NOT vegan. I’ll answer some common questions, and then I’ll end with a look at the whole-food plant-based options at Sheetz!

Sheetz Vegan Menu

The following vegan menu was compiled with the help of the nutrition calculator and accompanying ingredients lists on the Sheetz website. I have over 13 years of experience reading ingredients as a vegan, so I feel confident in guiding you through these vegan options at Sheetz.

However—restaurant menus change and often vary by location. I recommend double checking any important information with staff at your local Sheetz.

1. House Recipe Salad

This simple salad comes vegan with cucumbers, diced tomatoes, lettuce/greens, and red onions. I’m sure you could custom order a bigger salad with more toppings if you like, too. I’ll include a list of salad toppings they have below.

Vegan salad dressings:

  • Olive oil
  • Fat Free French Dressing
  • Fat Free Italian Dressing
  • Red Wine Vinegar

More salad toppings: Apple slices, black olives, caramelized onions, croutons, diced onions, diced tomatoes, dried fruit blend, fire roasted peppers, Fryz, guacamole, jalapeno peppers, lettuce, Mexican black beans & rice, mild banana pepper rings, mixed nuts, pico de gallo, red onions, salsa, tortilla chips.

Interestingly, the croutons are vegan at Sheetz! They often contain dairy at other places.

2. Beyond Burger (No Cheese)

Yes, Sheetz has the Beyond Burger! They launched it in December 2019—the first gas station in the U.S. to start selling it.

You can get your Beyond Burger with the Traditional Burger Bun—it’s vegan. Ask for no cheese. Then see below for the list of vegan sauces you can add, as well.

3. Burrito (Customized)

If you order an “MTO Burrito,” you can essentially choose everything you want in your burrito. This allows you to put together a vegan burrito with the following ingredients:

  • 12-inch Flour Tortilla
  • Mexican Black Beans & Rice
  • No “Protein” option
  • Veggies: Black olives, caramelized onions, diced onions, diced tomatoes, fire roasted peppers, guacamole, jalapeno peppers, lettuce, pico de gallo, red onions, salsa.

4. Garden of Eatin’ Sub or Sandwich (No Cheese)

This is essentially the “veggie sub” and “veggie sandwich” at Sheetz. Ask for either without cream cheese and pepper jack cheese, and it should be vegan.

It’ll come with: Caramelized onions, cucumbers, fire roasted peppers, lettuce, red onions, and tomato slices.

For the sub version, it comes standard with a Multigrain Sub Roll. For the sandwich, it’s the Multigrain Ciabatta Bread. Both are vegan.

You can potentially swap in another sub roll if you don’t like multigrain. But be aware that not all the sub rolls are vegan. Here are the vegan bread options for subs:

  • Multigrain Sub Roll
  • 9 Grain Bread Sub Roll
  • Herb Sub Roll

Here’s why the other options aren’t vegan:

  • The White Sub Roll contains milk.
  • The Flatbread contains milk.
  • The Honey Wheat Sub Roll contains milk and honey.
  • The Pretzel Sub Roll contains butter (milk).

5. Soft Pretzels

You’ve got three options for vegan pretzel flavors at Sheetz:

  • Salted Pretzel
  • Unsalted Pretzel
  • Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel

All three of these contain an ingredient “Butter Flavor” or “Butter-Flavored Pretzel Oil.” But the ingredients also detail what is contained in that flavor, and luckily, it’s all artificial flavoring—no real butter. So there’s no need to fear these “buttery” pretzels!

6. Fryz (French Fries)

You’ve actually got multiple vegan options for french fries at Sheetz:

  • Fryz
  • Curly Fryz
  • Sweet Potato Fryz

Yes, the seasoning on the Curly Fryz is vegan.

Keep in mind that it’s very likely for the fried foods to be cooked in shared fryers with meat products or other animal-derived ingredients. Most vegans are okay with that, but if you’re not, be sure to ask the staff at your local Sheetz.

7. Mexican Black Beans & Rice

When a restaurant has beans and rice, that opens up a lot of doors. You can potentially fill-up on rice and beans alone—but you can also have it in a burrito or as a side along with another menu item.

Here’s what you’re getting as far as seasonings with the rice and beans:

Ingredients: “Long Grain White Rice, Cooked Black Beans, Green Poblano Peppers, Lime Juice, Cilantro, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, White Vinegar.)”

8. Mini Hashbrowns

If you’re looking for breakfast, the Mini Hashbrowns will not disappoint. With vegetable oil and potatoes, this is easily vegan. Just be aware that cross-contamination may occur in a shared fryer—so ask the staff if this concerns you.

9. Tater Totz

Yet another good option when it comes to fried potato products at Sheetz. Tater tots are my personal favorite over french fries. Again, be aware that cross-contamination may occur in a shared fryer—so ask staff if that concerns you.

10. Bagels, Toast, and Bread

You can get quite a few different vegan breads at Sheetz if you need something to fill you up with some extra carb-y goodness. Here are some of the vegan options:

  • Plain Bagel
  • Everything Bagel
  • Multigrain Ciabatta Bread
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Multigrain Sub Roll
  • Small Pretzel Roll
  • 12-inch Flour Tortilla

And here’s why the various other bread options are not vegan:

  • The Brioche Bun contains egg and milk
  • The White Sub Roll contains milk.
  • The Flatbread contains milk.
  • The Honey Wheat Sub Roll contains milk and honey.
  • The Pretzel Sub Roll contains butter (milk).

11. Fresh Fruit

There are at least two different fresh fruit options typically available at Sheetz:

  • Apple Slices
  • Red Seedless Grapes

12. Sauces, Dips, and Condiments

Use these vegan sauces on your burger, fries, subs, and more:

  • Habanero Sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Marinara Sauce
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Grape Jelly
  • Texas Pete Hot Sauce Packet
  • Taco Sauce Packet
  • Olive Oil
  • Fat Free French Dressing
  • Fat Free Italian Dressing
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Garlic Old Bay Wing Sauce
  • Nashville Hot Sauce

Here are why the other sauces are not vegan:

  • The Boom Boom Sauce contains egg.
  • The Chili Sauce contains pork and chicken.
  • The Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce contains milk and egg.
  • The Margarine contains milk.
  • The BBQ Sauce made with Dr. Pepper contains chicken.
  • The Spicy Asian Sauce contains fish.

But What About…

Here are some other items on the menu that you might have suspected would be vegan—but unfortunately, they’re not:

  • The Cinnabon Cinnapopperz contain milk.
  • The French Toast Sticks contain milk and egg.
  • The Thomas English Muffin contains milk.
  • The Onion Rings contain milk.
  • The Horchata Smoothie contains dairy, even if you choose Almond Milk as the milk.

Now let’s answer a few common questions about eating vegan at Sheetz.

Are Sheetz Smoothiez Vegan?

Sheetz Smoothiez are not typically vegan. They come standard with ice cream or yogurt. You should be able to custom order a vegan smoothie if you make it clear that you want one dairy free—most of the fruit purees are vegan—but I haven’t tried this myself.

Is Sheetz Beyond Burger Vegan?

The Sheetz Beyond Burger can easily be ordered vegan. Just get the Traditional Burger Bun, and be sure to ask for no cheese. If you’d rather have a different bun/bread, you can select from the list of vegan breads above.

Are Sheetz Mozzarella Sticks Vegan?

Sheetz Mozzarella Sticks are not vegan. Sheetz does not have any vegan cheese currently.

Are Sheetz Onion Rings Vegan?

Sheetz Onion Rings are not vegan. They contain dairy in the form of whey.

Are Sheetz Curly Fries Vegan?

Sheetz Curly Fries are generally considered vegan. There are no animal-derived ingredients. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Sheetz Curly Fryz Ingredients: “Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Contains One Or More Of The Following Oils: Canola, Soybean, Cottonseed, Sunflower, Corn), Bleached Enriched Wheat Four (Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid). Contains 2% Or Less Of Caramel Color, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Degermed Yellow Corn Meal, Dextrin, Dextrose, Garlic Powder, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Natural Garlic Flavor, Onion Powder, Parika Extract (Color), Rice Flour, Salt, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate Added To Maintain Color, Spices, Tapioca Starch, Tapioca Starch – Modified, Xanthan Gum.)”

Whole-Food Plant-Based Options

What if you’re not just vegan but also trying to avoid processed foods? Can you get a whole-food plant-based (WFPB) meal at Sheetz? Let’s see.

WFPB Options at Sheetz:

  • House Recipe Salad
  • Fresh Fruit

That’s about all. Most of the vegan menu items contain refined oil or refined flour.

Keep in mind that you can also look for WFPB options in the aisles of the convenience store. Sometimes you might find a can of whole-kernel corn, natural raw almonds, or another WFPB snack to add to the mix!

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