For many of us, the golden arches of McDonald’s bring to mind a simpler time, one filled with happy meal toys, red-nosed clowns, and highly addictive food that will, eventually, destroy you from the inside. Today, the name “McDonald’s” is just as synonymous with obesity and diabetes.

Meet the McAloo Tikki, a vegan hamburger that is highly popular at McDonald’s in India. The sandwich is served on toasted bun, and filled with a veggie patty made from potatoes, pea and samosa seasoning; topped with fresh red onions, tomato slices and an eggless (but not vegan) tomato mayonnaise. Today, the company has finally brought this tasty Tikki offering stateside.

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If this news is making you run out to your local Mikey Dee’s, then I’m afraid I have bad news… The Sandwich is only available at the McDonald’s Headquarters in Chicago. 

Fast food contributes egregiously to poor nutritional health and companies like McDonald’s have a long way to go but if you are looking for something cheap, convenient and are in Chicago, order it without the mayo and let us know how this new sandwich is!

Of course, when it comes to vegan fast food, McDonalds is a little late to the game. So, if you’re craving vegan burgers in a flash, try White Castle. On second thought, maybe try one of many fast food joints that are vegan already!

Your Very Own McAloo Tikki!

Can’t make it to Chicago? Check out these Indian-inspired burger recipes, courtesy of the Food Monster App.

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Tandoori Masala Black Bean Cheeseburgers With Caramelized Onions and Chips

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These Tandoori Masala Black Bean Cheeseburgers With Caramelized Onions and Chips by Carla Rendon and Jessica Ruiz provide a delicious savory crunch. Just make sure you get the perfect bite: a mouthful of caramelized onion, black-bean patty, potato chip and cheese sauce. You’ll be glad you did.

Double Black Bean Tofu Cheeseburgers

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Almost too tasty for words. For anyone missing the old drive-through burgers, Rhea Parsons‘s Double Black Bean Tofu Cheeseburgers  are custom made for you. Cheesy and meaty, these burgers will make you forget all about the burgers back before you saw the light!

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Aloo Tikki: Indian Potato Patties

Aloo Tikki Indian Potato Patties

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These Indian Sweet Potato Patties by Joyce Gan are fluffy on the outside, but crisp on the inside with a blend of Indian spices giving the flavor a savory kick. Best part is, they’re really easy to make. They’re a fantastic addition to the dinner table when served alongside curry and chutney.

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Are you interested in vegan food news? Check out DUH! Fast Food’s ‘Healthy Menus’ Don’t Help People Eat Better, Study FindsMan With Rare ‘Fast Food Eating Disorder’ Cured Through Unique ‘Vegetable Therapy’, and Popular Vegan Fast Food Chain, Veggie Grill, to Open in NYC in Spring 2019!

Enjoyed these recipes? Check out 23 Dairy-Free Indian Sweets For Diwali That Will Wow Your Friends and Family We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!