May 8, 2016

What is vegan at McDonalds Australia?

This list was created to help those who are looking for vegan options. Yes, the company itself isn't vegan and prepares/sells non-vegan products. However, the point of this is to show what can be purchased. Hopefully, a push for more vegan products will have a positive influence on these companies. Feel free to add to the list or remove from the list by commenting on this post. Remember, be kind. We don't need those wearing grumpy pants.

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Disclaimer: This is an AUSTRALIAN list. Products may be different in other countries. Ingredients and products are always subject to change. This is a guide only. Always check before consuming.

Last updated: 29th September 2021


  • All bread buns


  • Fries (in Australia they are vegan)
  • Loaded fries - the one with guacamole and salsa.

  • Sweet and sour sauce
  • BBQ sauce
  • Italian dressing
  • Tomato sauce
  • Hotcake maple syrup

Salad things:
  • Side salad
  • Garden salad
  • All salads to add to burgers

  • Hash browns
  • English muffins

Sweet things:
  • Box of cookies (we loveeee these)

  • Apple slices

  • Water
  • Orange juice
  • Apple juice
  • Frozen coke
  • Frozen fanta
  • Various soft drinks
  • Soy coffees
  • Vanilla syrup for coffees
  • Caramel syrup for coffees
  • Hazelnut syrup for coffees
Note: the chocolate powder sprinkled on the cappucinos and mochas isn't vegan.


  1. Wow thank you so much for these, it makes it so much easier when out with friends. I am definitely going to buy the hot apple pie next time !

  2. hey just letting you know that hash browns are only vegan in certain states, my friend asked in a store in nsw and one in melbourne and they said that there was milk in them but all of my local stores in qld told me that they are vegan :) xx

  3. hey just letting you know that hash browns are only vegan in certain states, my friend asked in a store in nsw and one in melbourne and they said that there was milk in them but all of my local stores in qld told me that they are vegan :) xx

  4. I work at McDonald's in Melbourne, hash browns are vegan

  5. Is their special sauce vegan? Haha it's probably wishful thinking...

  6. Is their special sauce vegan? It's probably wishful thinking...

  7. Hi,

    I absolutely love your style.
    Orange Juice from Concentrate (Water,
    Orange Juice Concentrate), Carrot Juice,
    Apple Puree from Concentrate (Water,
    Apple Puree Concentrate),
    Acerola Puree from Concentrate
    (Water, Acerola Puree Concentrate),
    Lemon Juice
    Really this post
    is useful for us.

    Thanking you,

  8. Hey! Vegan here who works at McDonald's! (Go figure)

    I can confirm that all of which are stated above are indeed vegan. However, with coffee, make sure you don't get a cappuccino or mocha as the chocolate powder does include milk solids... they are launching the "hash brown bites" (potato gems) as an a la carte option shortly, and provided they aren't cooked in the same oil vat as the chicken, they are definitely vegan. (Currently bundled in the Summer Side Box)

    Our QLD store has 6+ vegans and we take care to cater to this life choice and our gems are cooked in the fries and hash brown vats - therefore vegan!

  9. English muffins were sprayed with liquid butter when I worked there a year ago. I'm not sure if it still happens but could be something to check. Or when ordering ask for no butter spray.

  10. The abbreviation SCO is what they put on muffins. Spray Cooking Oil - so definitely not butter! Very thoughtful though!

  11. Boo! The hash browns now contain natural beef flavour (wheat and milk derivatives)

  12. Is there sweet chilli sauce vegan?

  13. Is their sweet chilli sauce vegan? I can't find any info on it

  14. I just found out the other day that the BBQ sauce used on burgers and wraps is NOT vegan - it contains fish :( On the other hand, the BBQ dipping sauce is fine.

  15. Hi this is a link of the most updated ingredients!! Hope it helps .

  16. Hi, I stumbled across their ingredients list and it was only updated a month ago. Hope it helps!!!

  17. I order a large Quarter Pounder meal. Then subtract mustard, cheese and the patty. Add extra salads and sauce. Plus two hash browns. I then use the hash browns as a burger patty.
    It's really bad though.
    Subway and Hungry Jack's have vegan patties. Apparently Finland has the McVegan??? With the upsurge in Vegans creating a demand? McDonalds is cutting its own throat, continually revolving around meat dairy and eggs.
    I think vegans everywhere must apply pressure to all fast food outlets to start providing vegan options.

  18. I just bought 2 English muffins and 1 half of each were sprayed with butter, so I guess things haven’t changed.

  19. It`s nice when someone is thinking about the people who doesn`t eat meat, it`s good to have a choice when you want to eat out!