Here’s Every Vegan Option at Twin Peaks (2021)

Twin Peaks is like a lumberjack-themed version of Hooters. All their marketing is about being “manly,” and their gift cards are called “Man Cards.” I wasn’t expecting a ton of vegan options… But there was actually a decent selection!

Vegan options at Twin Peaks:

  • Beyond Burger (Custom Order)
  • Fire Roasted Salsa & Chips
  • French Fries
  • Seasoned Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Tater Tots
  • Cuban Style Rice & Beans
  • Sauteed Broccoli
  • Sauteed Green Beans
  • House Salad (No Cheese)
  • Steak Salad (No Steak, No Cheese, Switch Dressing)
  • Dressings: Herb Vinaigrette, Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
  • Vegan Sauces, Rubs, and Extras
  • Beverages (Alcoholic and Soft Drinks)

Below, I’ll share more about how to order these items vegan, and some other menu items that are surprisingly NOT vegan. I’ll answer some common questions, and I’ll end with a look at the whole-food plant-based options, too.

Twin Peaks Vegan Menu

The following vegan menu was compiled with the help of the nutrition and allergen information on the Twin Peaks website. Unfortunately, they did not list full ingredients, so there are a few menu items where I’ll explain the confusions I still have.

Restaurant menus change and often vary by location. I recommend double checking any important information with staff at your own Twin Peaks location!

1. Beyond Burger (Custom Order)

You may not find the Beyond Burger at all Twin Peaks locations. It may be sold as “The Imposter” at some locations. Unfortunately, they didn’t have it (under any name) at my location. But it’s listed in the Allergen Menu, so I know they offer it some places!

Unfortunately, the Beyond Burger does not come vegan by default. I believe the way to make it vegan would be to ask for “No Cheese, No Mayo, and No Honey Jalapeno Dressing.” (The Beyond Burger patty itself is always vegan.)

However—you should ask about the bun and toppings at your specific location. It may vary!

2. Fire Roasted Salsa & Chips

Chips and salsa! You can’t go wrong with this. The chips are vegan, as they’re fried in soybean oil, not animal fat.

3. Fries

Twin Peaks has three different kinds of fries:

  • French Fries
  • Seasoned Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries

Twin Peaks fries are cooked with soybean oil, so they would generally be considered vegan. As usual with fries at restaurants, they are likely fried in a shared fryer with animal products like fried chicken. If that concerns you, ask staff at your location.

4. Tater Tots

Do you prefer Tater Tots to fries? Well, Twin Peaks has those, too! The same details apply: They are fried in soybean oil, likely in a shared fryer with some animal products.

5. Cuban Style Rice & Beans

If your location doesn’t have a Beyond Burger, then here’s another option for a pretty filling meal. Beans are slow-digesting, lower-glycemic carbs that tend to keep you full longer than processed carbs. These ones come with Cuban seasoning.

6. Sauteed Veggies

The sauteed veggies are listed as dairy-free and cholesterol-free in the Allergen Menu. This means they’re almost definitely vegan. But you still may want to ask about butter or meat products (some restaurants have ham in their green beans):

  • Sauteed Broccoli
  • Sauteed Green Beans

7. Salad (Custom Ordered)

The House Salad is almost vegan by default—you just need to ask for “No Cheese,” so they leave off the cheddar and pepper jack.

Once you remove the cheese, you’ll get: Mixed greens, carrots, tomatoes, and cilantro. Pick one of the following two vegan salad dressings:

  • Herb Vinaigrette
  • Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

You could also customize a more involved salad. The Steak Salad has black beans, corn, carrots, and jalapenos—so that one might be interesting. You’d need to remove the steak, cheese, and switch the dressing to one of the vegan vinaigrettes listed above.

8. Vegan Sauces, Rubs, and Extras

Here are some vegan extras that you don’t typically order individually—but you could probably get them by request:

  • Side-Grilled Sourdough Bread (normally served with soups)
  • Celery Sticks (garnish)

Here are the vegan sauce, salsa, and rub options:

  • Nashville Hot Sauce
  • Cup of Salsa
  • Lemon Pepper Rub
  • Spicy Cajun Rub

9. Beverages

I wasn’t able to get a full list of Twin Peaks’ drinks, but they offer alcohol and soft drinks. For checking whether alcoholic drinks are vegan, I always recommend looking at Barnivore.com.

But What About…

You might think some of the following items would be vegan, too—but unfortunately they’re not:

  • The Lemon Rice Pilaf is not vegan, as it contains milk.
  • The Grilled Asparagus is not vegan, as it contains milk.
  • The Sweet Potato Hash is not vegan, as it contains milk.
  • The Garlic Mashed Potatoes are not vegan, as they contain milk.
  • The Spinach Dip is not vegan, as it contains milk and egg.
  • The Mini Apple Turnovers are not vegan, as they contain milk.
  • The Tomato Basil Soup is not vegan, as it contains milk and eggs.

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 Twin Peaks? That means no processed sugar, oil, or flour.

For truly WFPB options, you may be limited to just the salads. The sauteed veggie sides are prepared with oil. The Cuban Style Rice and Beans would contain white rice, and possibly other refined ingredients, too.

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