Plant-based eating is becoming more and more normalized, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. These days, it’s almost surprising to visit a standard restaurant that doesn’t have at least several plant-based options on the list. From chains like Wagamama to 100 percent vegan companies like by CHLOE, plant-based cuisine is getting easier and easier to locate and find.
Following the exciting news that family-friendly restaurant TGI Friday’s is partnering with Beyond Meat to bring the widely lauded vegan Beyond Burger to six of their greater Boston locations through October, we got to thinking — what else can you order that’s vegan at TGI Friday’s? We checked out the menu and made you a go-to guide below!
1. The Beyond Burger
We admit it: we’re jealous of the lucky Bostonians who can sample the Beyond Burger at TGI’s this October! The burger is unique in that it not only boasts a realistic “meaty” and juicy flavor profile, but it actually has a satisfying texture and “bleeds” beet blood. The burger also contains an impressive 20 grams of plant-based pea protein per patty, not to mention it contains no soy, gluten, or GMOs. Luckily, if the trial goes well, TGI’s might roll out the beyond burger at all of its locations in early 2018.
Not in the mood to dine out tonight? Check out 20 of Our Most Mouthwatering Veggie Burgers Ever!
2. The Black Bean and Avocado Burger
Order this burger without the cheese and the mayo, and you have yourself an entirely vegan burger, baby! It features a spicy black bean patty with avocado, Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce, and cola onions. Yum!
And that includes the sweet potato fries, fam.
Want to make your own fries at home? You can either How to Make Perfectly Crispy French Fries Without Frying in Oil, or lean into the flavors of autumn and try out this recipe for Spiced Carrot Fries by Sara Hohn at home. The carrots are sliced up, lightly tossed in olive oil and a bold blend of garlic, cumin, paprika, and cayenne, and popped in the oven until they’re crispy. These are a great appetizer to serve at a party or you can put them out alongside the meal of your choosing.
Ask for them without the cheese and sour cream, and then enjoy your tortilla chip nachos loaded high with pico de gallo, guacamole, and jalapeños.
If you want to give it a try at home, the Loaded Nachos With Lentil Walnut ‘Meat’ and Cheesy Sauce by The Surznick Common Room pictured above are perfect for a game day afternoon, a loungy Friday night movie marathon, or even a weeknight dinner. The combination of crunchy tortilla chips, lentil-walnut taco meat, and melty cheese sauce will leave you obsessed! You can use as many or as little add-ons as you want and it’ll be a vegan nacho party for your taste buds!
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Lead image source: Beyond Meat