Eating on a restricted diet is difficult sometimes, but many popular restaurants now do
it is easier to go out to eat with gluten-free menus or modifications in your
foods. The following restaurants, in my opinion, are the best gluten-free chain
restaurants based on the number of options they have, as well as
how they adapt to both allergies and preferences. Thesis
restaurants are located all over the world, making it easier to try all
off-menu options whenever you eat out.
1. Noodles and Company
You’d think that Noodles and Company wouldn’t be gluten-free for having “noodles” in it.
title, but there are multiple tasty options at this restaurant! You can substitute
either gluten-free fusilli, zucchini, or rice noodles, many of the popular
dishes like Penne Rosa, Pesto Cavatappi, Wisconsin Mac & Cheese and
more. On top of that, many of their salads are gluten-free with select
toppings, as well as the Pad Thai noodle dish and Thai chicken and tomato
Basil bisque soup. A very good aspect of Noodles and Company is also
that when you order something gluten-free, they ask you if it’s a
preference or allergy so that they can prepare their dish in the appropriate environment.
2. Chipotle Mexican Grill
An interesting fact about Chipotle is that everything on the menu, besides the flour tortilla, is
Completely gluten free! Chipotle is a restaurant where they assemble the food
in front of you, so you can choose what you like in your burritos,
bowls, tacos and more! Avoid cross contamination by having everything in
select containers and tag everything on your website that may have traces
of gluten in it through food processing.
3. Jimmy John’s
Jimmy John’s has a newly added gluten-free item to their menu, the “Unwich” wrap. You can take any
sandwich, minus the bread, and wrap it in lettuce. Many of the ingredients for
their sandwiches are gluten free, but be sure to check the allergen list
in case. If you have an allergy at Jimmy John’s, you can specially order
make sure they do the wrapping on the paper rather than on the workbench to avoid
cross contamination, and have gloves changed before doing your
4. MOD Pizza
One meal I thought I might not eat again after being gluten-free was pizza, but no
with MOD Pizza! This restaurant has a build-it-yourself feel to making
pizzas, and they offer gluten-free crust to prepare it. They do
pizzas in separate papers to avoid cross contamination of wheat from others
pizzas, and most of its ingredients are healthy and do not contain.
5. Boston Market
This restaurant is one of those places that has many different options because you can choose an entree,
side and drink. The meals offered are different chicken meals or
bowls, with side dishes such as fresh steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, southwestern
rice and more. In addition to this, they guarantee that all their food is
Manufactured in environments separate from common allergens.
6. Five guys
You wouldn’t think that a burger joint is almost all gluten free, but Five Guys is! The only items on their menu that contain gluten are their buns, HP sauce, malt vinegar seasonings, malt shake, and their Oreo cookie shake. Everything else is completely gluten free. They haven’t made a gluten-free bun as part of their menu yet, but they do offer all of their sandwiches and burgers with lettuce and all the toppings, just minus the bun.
7. Olive Garden
Olive Garden is a fantastic chain of Italian restaurants! There are so many gluten-free options here, like their famous house salad with vinaigrette dressing, Zuppa Toscana.
soup, many of their chicken and meat dishes, as well as you can substitute them gluten-free
Rotini noodles with any of the dishes. Olive Garden is also one of the great
restaurants asking if you are avoiding gluten as an allergy or preference,
making it easier to know that there would be no cross contamination throughout
with your food.
8. Jason’s Deli
Jason’s Deli has so many options and modifications for people who are
avoiding gluten. Most of your sandwiches can be asked to use Udi’s brand of bread on them! On top of that, many of their salads, potatoes, and more are
all gluten free. There’s no way you can’t find anything in this
menu, even with a diet restriction!
9. California pizza cuisine
California Pizza Kitchen not only offers gluten-free crust pizza,
but many other options off their menu. They offer multiple salads, appetizers,
soups and desserts. All you have to do when you go to the restaurant is ask
for their gluten free side menu and all the food is there. This is one of
Those table restaurants that you cannot miss with their options!
10. PF Chang’s
PF Chang’s has a complete modified gluten-free menu for people with
allergies and they simply have a preference for this diet. Surprisingly they
They also have gluten free soy sauce. Typically, Asian soy sauce contains gluten, but
here you just have to ask for the gluten-free soy sauce and voila!
They have dishes like their egg soup, spicy chicken, shrimp with
Lobster sauce, Mongolian beef and much more. I think this place has
one of the most gluten-free options, when asked
The fear of never being
Being able to eat out again is over, with so many restaurants making modifications
And the options in make it so much easier! As always, be sure to check
information about allergens in the restaurant before eating, and talk to the
employees to make sure they are tailored to your dietary needs.
Now enjoy these
restaurants and the delicious food they offer!
-Wheat free Wendy