In high school, my favorite restaurant to go to was Outback Steakhouse and my favorite thing to order was the Alice Springs chicken. My family and I always went to Outback to celebrate birthdays and once my friends played a prank on me by telling the server it was my birthday when it wasn’t. Luckily, I didn’t blow their cover and went along with it when the servers all came singing from the kitchen and stood in front of me with a chocolate dessert. I haven’t looked at their menu since then and today I took a look to see what vegan options I could find. Unfortunately, the vegan options at Outback Steakhouse are, unsurprisingly, limited.
Update 1/12/17: It has come to our attention that the Aussie Fries are cooked in, or contain, some kind of animal fat, so we have removed them from the list.
Vegan Options at Outback Steakhouse
- House Bread (thank goodness)
- Sesame Salad (no meat)
- Fresh Steamed Broccoli without seasoned butter
- Fresh Steamed Mixed Vegetables without seasoned butter
- Plain Baked Potato or Sweet Potato
- House Salad without cheese and croutons
- Grilled Asparagus
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As is to be expected of a steakhouse, there just aren’t many options for vegans at Outback. However, they do have enough vegan-friendly sides that you can put together a pretty tasty meal for yourself with their menu, even if it is still a bit limited. As a vegan, you will probably get used to that pretty fast since most restaurants just don’t have very many vegan options available, even today. Never forget that side dishes are your friend.
Also, if you have allergies or food sensitivities, remember to be cautious of cross-contamination. Those who follow a strict vegan diet may find this to be concerning as well. So keep that in mind, especially when ordering fried foods as they are often prepared in the same oil as various meats.
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