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    18 Vegetarian Versions Of Your Favorite Fast Foods

    Because everyone, no matter their eating restrictions, should be able to participate in the grand American tradition of fast food.

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    1. Vegan McDonald's McChicken Sandwich

    Yes making your own seitan, breading and sauce is a bit time consuming. But you know what's way more time consuming? Raising your own chicken. Recipe here.

    2. Vegetarian Taco Bell Crunch Wrap Supreme

    This one involves minimal actual cooking — it's mostly smushing, spreading and wrapping.Recipe here.

    3. Vegan KFC Double Down

    For any vegan really committed to living the fast food dream: Make a sandwich out of fried seitan, vegan cheese, and obvs vegan bacon. Recipe here.

    4. Vegetarian California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Salad

    You know what's even better than BBQ chicken? BBQ tofu. Recipe here.

    5. Vegan Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

    Friendly to animals, people of all sexual orientations, and anyone who considers heating up a fake chicken patty "cooking." Recipe here.

    6. Vegan and Gluten-Free Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich

    The "chicken" is marinated and fried tempeh. Smart! Recipe here.

    7. Vegan McDonald's Filet O' Fish Sandwich

    Fish, chickpeas: Either way you're covering it in delicious tartar sauce, so what's the diff? Recipe here.

    8. Vegetarian Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas

    Beans + Tortillas + Accoutrement = A final product that looks so much better than the real one, tbh. Recipe here.

    9. Vegan McDonald's French Fries

    McDonald's uses beef flavor in its fries. You don't need to. Salt, vinegar and peanut oil will work just fine. Recipe here.

    10. Vegan McDonald's Chicken Nuggets

    Making breaded and fried seitan is not "fast" but at least you know it's actual "food." Recipe here.

    11. Vegetarian Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup

    Just sub in vegetable broth for chicken, and voila! Vegetarian. Recipe here.

    12. Vegan McDonald's Big Mac

    A tofu-based sauce, combined with a chickpea-based burger makes a delicious vegan sandwich that tastes better than anything you'd get at the drive-thru. Recipe here.

    13. Vegan KFC Popcorn Chicken

    The dried soy chunks the recipe calls for are not as hard to find as they sound — you can find them in the dried food aisle of health food stores. Recipe here.

    14. Vegan Sonic Frito Chili Cheese Wrap

    Yes, it will take you some time to make this seitan, chili, vegan cheese and Frito recipe. But the second it hits your lips... it will all be just a memory. Recipe here.

    15. Vegan P.F. Chang's Mongolian Beef

    I mean, what's really the difference between Mongolian beef and tofu, anyway? Recipe here.

    16. Vegan Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana

    Not for anyone afraid of fake meat products. Recipe here.

    17. Vegan Chick-Fil-A Nuggets

    Tofu: What can't it do? Recipe here.

    18. Vegan In-N-Out Double Double

    Sort of a cheaters recipe since it calls for frozen veggie burgers, but it still hits the spot. Recipe here.