Here is the complete McDonald’s gluten free menu.
McDonalds’ doesn’t claim to offer any gluten-free products but they do have a few items on their menu that don’t contain any gluten or wheat. The biggest controversy, even still to this day is whether or not their french fries contain gluten. Although McDonald’s french fries are technically gluten free, they are cooked in a shared fryer that also cooks their hash browns which do contain gluten.
So just to be safe on my part, I am not going to include McDonald’s french fries in this unofficial McDonald’s gluten free menu listing.
McDonald’s Gluten Free Menu
Here are all the items from McDonald’s that are gluten free:
- Beef Patty (without bun)
- Breakfast Beef Steak
- Canadian Bacon
- Scrambled Egg
- Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait (with no granola)
- Apple Dippers and Low Fat Caramel Dip
As of 2020, McDonald’s has removed all of their salads from their menu. But we will continue to keep them on this list in case they do return unexpectedly.
- Caesar Salad without 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 and Beverages
- Apple Juice
- Ice Coffee
- Hot Chocolate
- 1% Low Fat Milk, White or Chocolate
- Orange Juice
- Soft Drinks
- Sweet Tea
- Frappe Caramel
- Frappe Mocha
- Frappe Chocolate Chip
- Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- Vanilla McCafe Shake
- Chocolate McCafe Shake
- Strawberry McCafe Shake
- Hot Fudge Sundae (with or without nuts)
- Caramel Sundae (with or without 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
- American Cheese
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The Great Fry Debate
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.
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.
(Note: If fast food french fries is your thing, may I suggest try some of Burger Kings fries…they’re gluten free)
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding some of McDonald’s more popular items.
No, McDonald’s french fries are not gluten free. Even though the ingredients for their french fries (potatoes, salt, and oil) are naturally gluten-free, they are cooked in the same fryer and oil as some food that contain gluten, such as their hash browns.
No McDonald’s hash browns are not gluten free because they contains wheat. When looking at the allergen information, you’ll notice that they contain natural beef flavor that’s made with wheat derivatives.
No, McDonald’s chicken nuggets are not gluten free because they contain wheat flour.
Yes, McDonald’s milkshakes are gluten free. This includes chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and shamrock.
The only gluten free McFlurry currently available is the McFlurry with M&M’s Candies. The Oreo McFlurry contains gluten. Both the hot fudge and caramel sundaes are also gluten free.
McDonald’s is a globally recognized fast-food chain known for its convenience, affordability, and iconic menu items. Established in 1940 by Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California, McDonald’s has become a dominant force in the fast-food industry.
McDonald’s offers a wide selection of classic favorites, including their famous Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, and Chicken McNuggets. Their menu also includes various burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, and breakfast items such as the Egg McMuffin. Additionally, McDonald’s is known for its popular side items like French fries and apple pies.
The restaurant’s fast-food model emphasizes quick service and drive-thru options, making it a convenient choice for on-the-go dining. McDonald’s has expanded its presence globally, with thousands of locations in countries around the world.
McDonald’s branding features the iconic golden arches, which have become a recognizable symbol of the brand. The restaurant’s colorful decor and friendly atmosphere aim to create a welcoming environment for customers of all ages.
McDonald’s success can be attributed to its ability to adapt its menu to local tastes and preferences while maintaining consistent quality. The introduction of regional menu items and limited-time promotions adds variety and excitement to the dining experience.
With its focus on affordability and accessibility, McDonald’s continues to be a popular choice for individuals and families seeking a quick and satisfying fast-food meal. The brand’s extensive global presence and menu options cater to a diverse range of tastes, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
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