Finding vegan options can be difficult at Red Lobster, a restaurant chain known for its surf-and-turf menu. With a little bit of creativity, however, vegans can dine out at this restaurant with their omnivorous friends and family and still enjoy a meal free of animal products. Menus and ingredients can change frequently at chains like Red Lobster and different locations may handle food preparation differently, so double-check these options with your server.
Salad and pasta are your best bets. Both the Bar Harbor and RL Fiesta salads can be made vegan by requesting them without cheese. Vegan dressing options include blueberry balsamic vinaigrette, red wine vinaigrette and French. The pineapple salsa and pico de gallo are also vegan. Try pairing the pineapple salsa with the Bar Harbor salad and the pico de gallo with the RL Fiesta. If you choose pasta, request it sauteed with olive oil, garlic and your choice of mixed vegetables and topped with marinara sauce.
Side Dishes and Dessert
Options for vegan side dishes include green beans, plain baked potato and crispy red potatoes. Both the broccoli and the asparagus are cooked with butter, but you can request they be cooked without it. For dessert, fresh fruit is your best option.