We avoided Yard House for years. Years. Every time we went, we would get conflicting info on what was/not vegan, and the staff were never quite sure, so rather than risk it, we skipped it. Why?Yard House has an entire Gardein section on their menu. However, most of the actual dishes on the Gardein menu are not vegan, despite the fact that Gardein itself is vegan. We get asked all of the time what’s vegan at Yard House, so we went to get the story and sat down with a manager to get the scoop. Here’s what’s vegan at Yard House and what you can make vegan. We do like that they are quite clear about cross-contamination, so if you’re not good with it, then this is definitely not the restaurant for you.
The Gardein wings at Yard House are vegan with either the buffalo and ancho BBQ sauces only. The other sauces contain dairy. The Gardein fried chicken tenders are vegan without the sauces it comes with. That’s it in the Gardein section.
Important to note — even dishes that you would think would be vegan (like guac and chips) come with cheese on them, and it’s not noted in the actual menu description, so always ask/confirm before you order. Also, we’ve received messages about the Gardein orange chicken, but were told by a manager who spoke with their chef at the Town Square location in September 2019 that there is honey in the sauce and therefore it is not vegan.
You can tweak the following Gardein dishes at Yard House to be vegan:
- Gardein chicken fried rice bowl — ask them to hold the butter in the rice
- Gardein BBQ chicken pizza — ask them to swap out the cheese with Follow Your Heart cheese
- Gardein BBQ chicken salad — no dressing, no cheese
- Gardein sesame and chicken noodles — swap out the noodles for the other noodle option they have
- Gardein grilled avocado and chicken sandwich — hold the mayo and cheese
Vegan items at Yard House include:
- buffalo cauliflower
- edamame — spicy and chilled
- mixed field greens (check if there are croutons)
- Beyond burger
- chips and salsa
- sides: cauliflower, steamed or stir-fried veggies, brown and jasmine rice, french fries, garlic fries, BBQ baked beans, fruit
Other items you can make vegan at Yard House include:
- Bavarian pretzel (hold the cheese)
- red quinoa salad (hold the feta)
- truffle fries (hold the parmesan)
- sweet potato fries (hold the dip)
- chopped salad (hold the bacon)
- cheese or margherita pizza (swap cheese for Follow Your Heart cheese)
- guac and chips (hold the cheese)
- crispy brussels sprouts and potatoes (no aioli)
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Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism, being a positive activist and entrepreneur at events including TBEX, SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more. Diana is a proud partner with the James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinner series at the famous James Beard House, as well as the vegan activation, The Farm Stand, at Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful festival.