With the growing popularity of the gluten-free diet, many fast food restaurants have developed gluten-free menus or offer gluten-free options. Still, the risk of cross contamination remains high, and many people in the celiac and gluten intolerant community steer clear of fast food restaurants.
Do you eat at fast food restaurants? If so, where? How have you made it work for you? Share your story. Share Your Story
Taco Bell Chicken Cantina Bowl
- I'm new to this gluten free lifestyle, but I've found that Taco Bell's chicken Cantina Bowl is great for me. No pains whatsoever eating them. If it has any gluten, I cannot tell.
- —Guest Karen R.
- Burger fuel have gluten free burgers but there fries aren't
- —Guest Morgs
Gumbos are made with flour
- Keep in mind that the base of a gumbo is a roux. Roux is browned flour and oil. Gumbo/soups are always on my suspicious list since flour is used as thickeners.
- —Guest Jennifer
- Hardy's also offers a burger that is wrapped in lettuce. It's not on the menu but can be requested.
- —Guest Katherine
- Offers several GF options including a GF hamburger bun or a lettuce wrapped burger....very accommodating.
- —Guest Sharon Konowitz
beware of milkshakes!
- Your supposedly gluten-free shake may have been blended with a machine that touched cookie dough or Oreos. I order items like Blizzards with the ice cream layered with my toppings and do my own stirring.
Fried foods are NOT gluten free
- Some fried foods such as french fries that are themselves gluten free are fried in a deep fat fryer which is also used for foods breaded with wheat and are contaminated. I have seen this be a serious problem in several patients.
first g.f. meal I didn't cook!
- after 6 weeks of new gluten free diet ventured "out" to Wendy's and had apple/pecan (minus pecans) salad. sooo enjoyed someone else making my meal!
- —Guest cecelia
Finally eating out again!
- We have avoided eating out much for the past four years because it just seems too hard to ask about EVERYTHING on the menu but I have discovered what is more likely to have gluten/wheat, ie. cream sauces, etc., and only have to ask about what I'm not sure of, i.e. french fries, mashed potatoes, etc. So glad to find this site so I can think about what I will order before hand! We ARE able to eat SPELT and wish that some restaruants would consider breadings with that (they would even TASTE much better!)
- —Guest RJB
Thank Heavens for ChikFilA & Wendy's!
- I've eaten the gluten-safe items at both restaurants and had no trouble. I did eat a grilled chicken salad at a Burger King and did not take it well. It could have been isolated to that single restaurant. When traveling, I look for Wendy's or Chik. Thanks for the suggestions!
- —Guest Kyuzo
Taco Bell - Not THAT Bad
- Correction to the statement of Taco Bell: You can order a tostada (no red sauce - I get mine replaced with sour cream), side of refried beans (again, no red sauce) and side of rice. All GF.
- —Guest Elizabeth
bunless hamburger at mcdonalds
- I eat at McDonald's all the time. I order a double quarter-pounder with no bun. But I ask then to cook fresh meat and and they make it like a regular sandwich, they just put it on lettuce. And it's very good.
- I have found Qdoba to be great! They do Naked burritos and the gumbo made just the way you want them. Check out their clear and easy to understand allergen list! http://www.qdoba.com/Allergen.aspx
- —Guest Elizabeth
- I love Jimmy John's. You can get an "unwhich" there, which means any sandwich wrapped in lettuce in place of bread.
Also, I think 5 Guys is great, but they are not just in the NE. They have expanded to other regions, including Chicagoland. Yay!
Subway will create a salad with any sandwich fixings.
- Burgerville is fast friendly and can be gluten,dairy and egg free! : ) I usually order a burgerville classic burger(no bun, or mayo) in a basket. Their fryer is just for their fries!
- —Guest gf-df-ef lady