There’s been a lot of controversy and discussion regarding whether or not McDonald’s oh so famous french fries are gluten free or not.
Some discussion forums say they are.
Some say they aren’t.
It even seems like McDonald’s is unsure anymore.
The Great Fry Debate
My guess is that since the french fries are cooked in the same fryers as hash browns (which are not gluten free), McDonald’s fries aren’t gluten free primarily due to high cross contamination.
But I’ve also read that some McDonald’s use a dedicated fryer for their french fries in the U.S. in Canada.
However, these “dedicated fryers” also cook hash browns which aren’t gluten free either.
It’s so confusing.
So my guess is that McDonald’s fries are not gluten free.
You can correct me if I’m wrong by leaving a comment below.
I am totally open to hearing what you have to say about this pretty popular topic.
So just to be safe on my part, I am not going to include McDonald’s french fries in my unofficial McDonald’s gluten free menu listing.
[Insert change of topic here]
Anyways, let’s move on to the other gluten free items that you can find at McDonald’s.
This is the McDonalds gluten free menu items that they provided me.
Let me just warn you though, the selections are limited.
If there’s something incorrect on the menu, please don’t get mad at me, but just let me know so I can fix it asap.
McDonalds Gluten Free Menu
- Beef Patty with no bun
- Breakfast Beef Steak
- Canadian Bacon
- Scrambled Egg
- Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait with no granola
- Caesar Salad w/o Chicken
- Premium Bacon Ranch Salad
- Premium Southwest Salad (without tortilla strips)
- Side Salad
- Newman’s Own Creamy Caesar Dressing
- Newman’s Own Cobb Dressing
- Newman’s Own Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Newman’s Own Ranch Dressing
- Newman’s Own Salsa
Drinks, Beverages, and Desserts
- Apple Juice
- Hot Chocolate
- 1% Low Fat Milk, White or Chocolate
- Orange Juice
- Soft Drinks
- Chocolate Triple Thick Shake
- Strawberry Triple Thick Shake
- Vanilla Triple Thick Shake
- Ice Cream Sundaes including nuts
- McFlurry with M&M’S Candies
Sauces and Condiments
- Chicken McNugget Honey
- Chicken McNugget Hot Mustard Sauce
- Hotcake Syrup
- Tartar Sauce
- Apple Dippers and Low Fat Caramel Dip
- McDonald’s Cheeses:
- American Cheese
Here’s the official McDonald’s Allergen and Nutrition PDF
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