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:
• Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
This sweet treat is loaded with pomegranate and beet juices, coconut milk, chia seeds, and fresh blueberries!
• Steel Cut Oatmeal With Strawberries and Pecans
The name says it all.
• 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!
• Chicken Soba Noodle Salad With Peanut Sauce
Wow! With savory soba noodles, Napa cabbage, spinach, and cilantro tossed in orange miso dressing, this bowl is divine.
*Don’t forget to skip the chicken!
• 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!
• Classic Salad
Looking for something a little lighter? Try this simple salad of mixed greens, romaine, tomato, cucumber, and red onion served with balsamic vinaigrette.
• Vegetarian Garden Vegetable Soup
Served Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, this tomato broth-based soup is loaded with sliced zucchini, yellow beans, cauliflower, Swiss chard, barley, and more.
*Don’t forget to pass on the pesto.
• Mediterranean Quinoa Salad With Almonds
This refreshing mix of kale, cucumbers, quinoa, toasted almonds, Kalamata olives, and more comes tossed in a flavorful Greek dressing.
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.