Panda Express is everywhere, serving up American Chinese food in more than 2000 locations. I contacted their corporate offices asking if they have any vegan options (such as the chow mein, steamed rice, or vegetables). However, I received the following response:

 

Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding the food we serve at our Panda Express restaurants. Panda Express only offers a few non-meat entrees at our restaurants. Those entrees are not considered vegetarian due to our cooking process. Cross contamination may occur as we cook our meat and meatless entrees in the same wok. In addition, some of our recipes call for our non-meat entrees to be cooked with a chicken broth base. For these reasons, we advise our guests that none of our entrees are vegetarian.”

 

Unfortunately, this mean that none of the items are vegan (or vegetarian)! For those following a vegan lifestyle, you will have to look for your quick Chinese food fix elsewhere.

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