McDonald’s recently unveiled a vegan-friendly burger in their Norway locations. The Veggie McSpice burger is made of vegetables, red kidney beans, cayenne pepper, and ground cumin, among other ingredients. It’s topped with iceberg lettuce, tomato sauce and cheese all between a vegan bun. You’ll need to ask them to hold to cheese to veganize it.
Watch out, though. You may think getting the vegan option at McDonald’s is better for you than a regular cheeseburger, but that doesn’t seem to be the truth. According to the Norwegian McDonald’s website, the Veggie McSpice (with cheese) has 521 calories, 22 grams of fat, and 2.7 grams of sodium. Comparatively, the Cheeseburger has 304 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 1.7 grams of sodium.
Granted many vegans focus on healthful plant-based foods, this is a huge step in continuing to expose the masses to the vegan diet.
This isn’t McDonald’s first vegan-friendly burger, either. Vegans can dine at locations in South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
For those of us who don’t live in any of those countries, if you’re missing McDonald’s that much, here’s a list of their vegan items, according to their website: French Fries, Hash Browns, Oatso Simple with Sugar or Strawberry Jam, Garden Side Salad, Fruit Bag and Carrot Sticks. A number of our sauces are also suitable for vegans: Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Spicy Tomato Salsa, Sweet Chilli Sauce, BBQ Dip, Sweet & Sour Dip and Sweet Curry Dip.