9 Places With Gluten-Free Options For Fast Food

9 Places With Gluten-Free Options For Fast Food

Gluten-free is the life for me
Aly Cook
Aly Cook

Adhering to a gluten-free diet has been increasing in popularity for a few years now. People make the switch either for medical necessity or because they hope it will help them reach certain health goals. One reason people don't make the switch is convenience. Especially when dining out, gluten-free options can be hard to come by.

For my own reference, I've compiled a list of safe, gluten-free options for when I can't cook at home.

1. Arby's

-Any deli sandwich (without the bun)

-Chopped salad or roast turkey salad


Avoid French fries and potato cakes. They're fried in the same oil as their breaded chicken.

2. Chick-fil-A

-Grilled chicken sandwich on a gluten-free bun

-Breakfast hashbrowns or waffle fries

-Grilled chicken nuggets

-Grilled market salad

3. Chipotle

-Everything but flour tortillas

4. Five Guys

-Everything but milkshakes, and buns

-Sandwiches can be served in lettuce wraps

5. In-N-Out

-Sandwiches "protein-style"


6. Panera

-Greek Salad Fandango Salad, Caesar Salad (without croutons), Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad (without croutons), Mediterranean Salmon Salad, Salmon Caesar Salad (without croutons), Asian Sesame Chicken Salad (without Won Ton noodles), Classic Cafe Salad, Strawberry Poppyseed Salad, Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with Chicken, Fuji Apple Chicken Salad, California Mission Chicken Salad, Orchard Harvest Chicken Salad, Chopped Chicken Cobb Salad, BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad

-Soups: Low Fat Vegetarian Black Bean, Cuban Black Bean, and Lentil, Vegetarian Roasted Red Pepper & Lentil, Vegetarian Butternut Squash, Creamy Tomato (without croutons), Low-Fat Vegetarian Southwest, Tomato & Roasted Corn, Turkey Chickpea Chili, Summer Corn Chowder, Low-Fat Chicken Tortilla

7. Starbucks

-Gluten-free chocolate brownie

-Marshmallow dream bar

-Certified gluten-free breakfast sandwich

-Most drinks, just double check in store

8. Taco Bell

-Cantina Power Bowl

-Tortilla chips (including Dorito's)

-Guac, nacho cheese, salsa

9. Wendy's

-Any salad (without croutons or breaded chicken)

-Hamburgers (without the bun)


-Baked potatoes

As always, if you are very sensitive to gluten, make sure you ask the employees who are preparing your food to switch their gloves and utensils to avoid cross-contamination. Before ordering anything fried, make sure the particular restaurant you're at does not use the same fryer for breaded items as they do for non-breaded items.

Although these items may be gluten-free, food prepared in the restaurant is always at risk of cross-contamination. It's better to be safe than sorry, so use your best judgment when eating out.

Cover Image Credit: Life of Pix

Popular Right Now

8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.

There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

Cover Image Credit: Whiskey Riff

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

5 Things You Need To Know About Thinx Underwear

Those of you with a uterus, listen up.


I first heard about Thinx underwear two years ago while on a subway in Washington DC. I thought the whole idea of leakproof underwear sounded a bit too much like diapers and brushed the product aside. Fast forward two years, my mom states that she is going to buy a pair to try and offered to get me one too. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, I decided to give it a try. I'm sure glad I did!

If you're not familiar with Thinx allow me to explain. It's a company that prides themselves on creating underwear specifically designed for individuals to wear during their periods. Looking at the reviews, everyone seemed to love them, and after trying them out for myself, I must say I like them quite a lot. Here are a few important things to know about Thinx underwear.

1. It doesn’t always replace your pads/tampons

Thinx may not replace tampons, but it can help cut back the amount you use.


I learned this the hard way that if you have a heavy flow, you can't wear Thinx on its own. If you have a light flow, you could get away with only wearing these, but for us poor souls with heavy flows, I recommend making these your new period underwear. You never have to worry about any leaks, even at night!

2. They don't stain

Behold! No bloodstains!


If you leak onto this underwear, fear not. Merely rinse them in the sink and then throw them in the wash like normal and boom! Clean underwear. No more ugly stained underwear to keep in the corner of your drawer.

3. There’s a bunch of cute designs/colors

There's something for everyone!


One thing I must say about Thinx is that they have a wide variety of options. There are several different cuts, and almost all of them come in different colors options as well. They seem to be introducing new colors all the time, so keep an eye out for one you like.

4. They are super comfy!

These feel just like normal underwear.


When I got my pair, I was worried that this underwear would feel like wearing a diaper or something else uncomfortable, but that was not the case at all! This underwear when you're wearing it feels like normal underwear, and while you're washing it, it feels like a swimsuit.

5. They donate to a good cause

Everyone should have access to period products. Period.


For every pair of underwear that you buy, the company donates a pair to someone in need. It seems like most are sent to developing countries where women do not have access to proper menstruation hygiene products. In addition to this, Thinx was designed to help cut back the number of disposable pads entering landfills. They designed this underwear to be a more sustainable alternative for people with periods!

Related Content

Facebook Comments