G-Free Foodie Guide to Gluten Free Fast Food

Guide to Gluten Free Fast Food by G-Free Foodie - get our list of the best gluten free fast food options!

Use this G-Free Foodie Guide to help navigate the world of Drive-thru & Fast Foods Restaurants.

Arby’s: Many of Arby’s meats, salads & sauces are G-Free, as are their shakes.  The staff will put the meat & sauce in a plastic container for you, or order a Chopped Side or Farmhouse salad and add your protein. Arby’s Gluten Free Menu

Carl’s Jr.: Order almost any of of Carl’s Jr.’s burgers with no bun (“Low Carb” style) for a tasty G-Free meal, just steer clear of the onion rings, sides and chicken. Carl’s Jr. Gluten Sensitive Info

Chick-fil-A: This restaurant offers their Chargrilled Chicken filet, Chicken Garden Salad and Chicken & Fruit Salad for G-Free Entrees, along with many of their sides, dressings, and desserts. Chick-fil-A Gluten Free Menu

Chipotle: Everything at Chipotle is Gluten Free, other than the flour tortillas. There are great options for Dairy Free too, and the food at Chipotle contains no nuts or seafood. Staff will happily change gloves if you ask (be sure to ask!) and talk you through the rest! Chipotle Special Diet Info

El Pollo Loco: The flame-grilled chicken, pinto beans, corn on the cob & more are all G-Free options at El Pollo Loco.  El Pollo Loco Gluten Free Guide

Hardee’s: Like it’s sister chain, Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s will make burgers Low-Carb style. Hardee’s Gluten Sensitive Info

In-N-Out Burger: With the exception of the buns, everything on the menu at this West Coast burger chain is Gluten-Free.  Order your burger “Protein-Style” to avoid the bun, and feel free to add a side of fries – their fresh cut potatoes are the only thing to hit the fryer oil here. Be sure to staff you’re Gluten Free, so they don’t use the same spreaders used on the buns.  In-N-Out Website

Sonic: The hamburger patties, hot dogs, steak & bacon are G-Free at Sonic, but avoid the chicken, chili & fryer items. The soft serve and drink syrups are all Gluten-Free too. Sonic Allergen List

Subway: All the salads at this popular sub shop are Gluten-Free, with the exception of these three: Meatball Marinara, Seafood Sensation & Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki. Sandwiches, bread, & cookies are out of course, but there are more options than you’d think. Be sure to ask your server to change gloves.  Subway Allergen Chart

Wendy’s: The G-Free Foodie team loves Wendy’s, where we can score Gluten-Free Frostys & delicious Chili, plus lettuce-wrapped hamburger patties with bacon, cheese & trimmings that are all G-Free.  You can also pick up a baked potato with G-Free toppings, side salads, or the Baja Salad.  Yum. Wendy’s Gluten Free Menu

*While there are some other fast food chains with Gluten-Free “options,” we’ve chosen to list the ones where we can actually eat.  Check back for updates to this list.

2 thoughts on “G-Free Foodie Guide to Gluten Free Fast Food

  1. I want to caution people that if you call El Pollo Loco's help line and look at their GF menu online, there are inaccuracies as to what is GF and what is not. I don't know if I'd trust them. Their online menu says the rice and a few other items are GF, but when I asked customer service they said no. A bit concerning that many of these places jump on the GF bandwagon like its a trend without really making the effort to protect those with celiac or a intolerance. Just sayin.

  2. Always make a point to talk to the person who takes your order about what gluten free means, how they can't even touch something with gluten and then touch your food. Tell them it makes you very very sick when they do. Also, the chili at sonic is gluten free but they make their chili dogs and spread the chili across the bun and put the spoon back in the chili.. avoid it.

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