When a big box of Panera bagels was delivered to my office the other day, I thought I was yet again going to be deprived of feeling like a normal part of my office community. But on a whim, I decided to use the wonders of the Internet to find out if, just maybe, Panera made vegan bagels. And, lo and behold, they do!!!
I found this statement online from a very helpful person who did the work of actually contacting the company:
Gotta love the Internet for its ability to help you find answers to questions you're too lazy to figure out for yourself :) Now it's back to my quest to find good vegan cream cheese ...Thank you for contacting Panera Bread. L-cysteine is a minor constituent of a bagel base commonly and widely used in the baking industry as a dough conditioner. However, we have recently introduced a new natural bagel base that does not use l-cysteine or cysteine. Neither was ever an ingredient in our Artisan breads. For other items, please check ingredients on our online nutrition calculator.