Do you find yourself watching in envy as your pals scarf down those fast food burgers and fries at midnight while you’re stuck with just a sad soda? We hear you. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Finding safe gluten-free fast food is easier than you think these days, with more chains making the effort to have Celiac safe options.
KC the G-Free Foodie is here to show you the ropes of ordering gluten-free at In ‘N Out, Five Guys and Shake Shack to make sure it’s Celiac safe (and still delicious!) Watch the full video now and get ready to hit the road!
In-n-Out Burger, Five Guys and Shake Shack all have a gluten allergy protocol in place, and the key is knowing what to order and identifying your allergy when ordering, to keep the chances of cross-contamination to a minimum.
In-n-Out Burger: With the exception of hamburger buns, every item at In-n-Out Burger is gluten-free! That means you can get a Neapolitan shake, cheese fries and an Animal-style burger safely, as long you say “Protein-style for a Gluten Allergy” when you place your order. Fries are fresh-cut potatoes in a segregated fryer (actually, french fries are the only fried item at In-n-Out) and the store’s allergy protocol calls for a clean station, changed gloves, separate utensils and more.
Five Guys: gluten-free deliciousness is available nationwide at Five Guys! The burger and hot dogs are cooked on a separate space, and fries are cooked up in fresh peanut oil in a segregated fryer. Just be sure to place your order “Bunless for a Gluten Allergy” or “Lettuce-wrapped for a Gluten Allergy” and listen for the cashier to call your allergy back to the cook team.
Shake Shack: Hamburgers? Yes! Dogs? Yes! Frozen Custard? YES! Thank goodness Shake Shack is expanding across the country with their extensive gluten free menu. Order your burger or dog “Bunless with a Gluten Allergy” so the team knows it’s time to take special care of your order.
You’ll want to be careful with the fries, though. Although the fries themselves are gluten-free and prepared in a separate fryer, Shake Shack’s ‘Shrooms and ‘Shroom burgers aren’t gluten-free, and the oil is filtered through the same equipment. Their frozen custard is just fine (just avoid the “Flavor of the Day” which has mix-ins).
You can check out a full list of spots with Gluten-Free offerings here!
What gluten-free fast food do you love? Tell us in the comments below!