Which Panera Bagels Are Vegan? (2020 List)

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Panera Bread has a decent number of vegan options when it comes to bagels.

The following bagels appear to be vegan-friendly:

  • Plain
  • Everything
  • Blueberry
  • Cranberry Walnut
  • Sesame Bagels

The only reason I use the word “appear” is because these bagels have sugar or brown sugar in them.

In North America, some white and brown sugar isn’t vegan because it’s made using bone char. 

However, since Panera Bread has mentioned in the past that some of these bagels were vegan, I think it’s a safe assumption that the sugar isn’t an issue and that it hasn’t changed.

If you’d like to be 100% sure, contact their customer service.

Which Bagels Aren’t Vegan

Just for the sake of completeness, I thought I’d quickly highlight why the other bagels are not vegan-friendly.

They all have at least one obviously non-vegan ingredients.

Additionally, most of them contain palm oil, which is a controversial ingredient among vegans.

BagelNon-Vegan Ingredient(s)
Sprouted Grain Bagel FlatHoney
Cherry Vanilla BagelNonfat Milk Powder, Whole Milk Powder, Whey Powder
Chocolate Chip BagelMilk Chocolate Drops (Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Milk Fat
Whole Grain BagelHoney
French Toast BagelNonfat Milk Powder, Egg base
Cinnamon Crunch BagelNonfat Milk Powder, Whole Milk Powder, Whey Powder
Asiago Cheese BagelCheese
Cinnamon Swirl & Raisin BagelNonfat Milk Powder

About the author

Dale Cudmore

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance nutrition writer. I've been vegan for years and try to make life easier for others by sharing what I've learned.

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