Vegan Fast Food: Copycat Burgers, Tacos, Fried Chicken, Pizza, Milkshakes, and More Overview

Forget the drive-through; in Vegan Fast Food, you’ll find mouthwatering junk food and comfort food classics, minus the meat and dairy.

Whether you’re a brand-new vegan missing buffalo wings or a longtime vegan tired of the limited vegan options when eating out, Brian Watson, aka Thee Burger Dude, has been there. In fact, few food bloggers have thought more about what textures, tastes, and special sauces make iconic dishes so addictive. In this book, he takes you on tour through national chain favorites, regional cult classics, and even a few nostalgic dishes perfect for parties, potlucks, or any Saturday night.

Recipes include:

  • Nationwide Burgers and Fries: Brian made his name on recreations of iconic burgers. In this chapter, he shares his obsessively researched version 2.0 editions for nationwide icons and debuts a ton of new recipes as well.
  • Fried Chicken, Wings, and Nuggets: Multiple styles of plant-based fried chicken are covered, including Brian’s YouTube sensation oyster mushroom fried chicken.
  • Beyond the Bun: Craveable Mexican, Asian, and fast-casual recipes that are every bit as good as the original meaty or cheesy versions range from delivery-like pizza and kung pao to gorditas, burrito bowls, and meatball subs.
    The Most Important Meal of the Day: Breakfast for dinner? Hangover brunch? No matter the mission, this chapter packs the vegan biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, diner-style pancakes, and the French toast sticks to make it happen.

With a basics chapter that sets you up with homemade burgers, fried chicken, and all the essential condiments, you can find whatever you’re craving!

About the Author

Brian Watson went vegan in 2018 after a deep dive into research into the food system and animal agriculture (spurred on by an initial watch of Dairy is Scary). Since then he’s been busy veganizing his favorite foods, as well as nostalgic dishes from childhood. Thee Burger Dude is now Brian’s passion, and he hopes to deliver delicious eats for fellow vegans and inspire people who might be considering veganism.

Editorial Reviews

“Brian Watson (aka “Thee Burger Dude”) creates copycat recipes based on fast-food and chain restaurant favorites, so it’s not surprising that he’d write a book on this topic. Inside, you’ll find vegan versions of iconic burgers, fried chicken, diner-style pancakes, creamy milkshakes, and more.” – Rebecca Maness, PETA. 30 November 2022. Vegan Cookbooks to Level Up Your Cooking in 2022.

Books by Brian Watson