Vegan Options At IHOP In 2024

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In this menu guide, I’ll highlight all the vegan options at International House of Pancakes (also known as IHOP). 

I will also address any common questions asked when ordering vegan off IHOP’s menu.

A close up of the exterior of an IHOP restaurant.
A close up of the exterior of an IHOP restaurant sign.

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What’s IHOP?

IHOP is an abbreviation for the International House of Pancakes It’s an American based multinational pancake house that specializes in making breakfast dishes. 

The restaurant chain is owned by DineEquity Incorporated, though 99% of their most popular restaurants are run by autonomous franchisees. 

While the restaurant’s main focus is on light foods such as buttermilk pancakes, they also make omelets, Belgian waffles, French toast, and a selection of eggs. There are sections on their menu for lunch and dinner items as well.

IHOP Vegan Menu

These are all the vegan food and drink options I could find at IHOP. Note all menu items listed below do not contain any animal ingredients, based on the official Vegetarian and Vegan Menu Guide PDF available on their website.

Beverages

  • Brewed and Herbal Tea
  • Coffee
  • Juices (Apple, Cranberry, Orange, Tomato, Grapefruit)
  • Lemonades
  • Splashers
  • Flavored & Regular Iced Teas
  • Fountain Drinks
A IHOP menu for beverages on a table at an IHOP restaurant.
A IHOP menu for beverages on a table at an IHOP restaurant.

Apps & Soups & Salads

  • Fresh Berry Salad (no chicken and no dressing)

Sides

  • Hash Browns
  • Multi-grain toast (no butter or jam)
  • French Fries
  • Plant-Based Sausage Patties
  • Steamed Fresh Broccoli (no garlic butter)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Crispy Breakfast Potatoes
  • Yellow & Green Beans (no garlic butter)
  • Rice Medley
  • Side Salad (no dressing)
A plate topped of a side of hash browns on top of a table at IHOP.
A side of hash browns at IHOP.

Omelettes

Instead of building your own omelette build your own hash browns or crispy breakfast potatoes by loading them any of the vegetable toppings.

Common questions asked when ordering vegan at IHOP!

Doe IHOP have the impossible burger?

In September 2023, IHOP outlets nationwide began serving Impossible Sausage patties as part of the classic breakfast menu. Also beginning at this time, for lunch a guest could opt Impossible Burger patty on any of IHOP’s Steakburgers.

What is IHOP plant-based sausage made of?

IHOP’s plant-based sausage is made from Water, Pea Protein*, Cocoa Butter, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Rice Protein, Yeast Extract, Inulin, Methylcellulose, Natural Flavors, and less than 1% of Potato Starch, Refined Coconut Oil, Salt, Spices, Vinegar, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Fruit and Vegetable Juice Color, Apple Extract, Psyllium Fiber, Onion Powder, Potassium Salt, Citric Acid, Pomegranate Concentrate, Calcium Chloride, Vitamins (Niacinamide [B3], Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [B6], Thiamine Hydrochloride [B1], Calcium Pantothenate [B5], Cyanocobalamin [B12]), Paprika Extract. Sodium Alginate Casing.

Can IHOP make dairy free pancakes?

At this time, all of the pancakes at IHOP contain milk. You cannot customize the pancakes dairy free.

Does IHOP have vegan pancakes?

At this time, none of the pancakes at IHOP are vegan. You cannot customize the pancakes vegan.

Is IHOP open on Easter?

Yes, most IHOP locations will be open on Easter Sunday, but be sure to check your local store for its specific hours.

The front of an IHOP restaurant with a blue awning.
The front exterior of an 24 hour IHOP restaurant.

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