Are Buffalo Wild Wings Gluten Free?
Are you wondering if Buffalo Wild Wings are gluten free? The short answer is no, the wings are not gluten free because of cross-contamination. However, Buffalo Wild Wings has a gluten free menu with other options. BWW is an American casual dining restaurant and sports bar franchise which specializes in Buffalo wings and sauces.
Buffalo Wild Wings does have a gluten free menu online, called “allergen and preparation guide”. Several food items on this menu are listed as gluten free. However, there is also a column for “fried”, which you are going to want to avoid, because the fryers at Buffalo Wild Wings are all shared between gluten containing menu items. So, cross-contamination will occur with all of those foods*. If you want to learn WHERE to eat out as gluten free that is 100% certified, check out this FREE gluten free eating out guide!
How to order Buffalo Wild Wings Gluten Free
As with any food intolerance, make sure to tell them you have an allergy. Ask to speak to the manager and ask what your options are. They should change their gloves and use clean cooking utensils and equipment. Follow these instructions when eating out to avoid cross-contamination.
Buffalo Wild Wings Gluten Free Options:
- Naked chicken tenders (grilled and not fried)
- All wing sauce except Asian zing, Teriyaki, and Thai Curry
- Carrot sticks and celery sticks
- All salad dressing except “veggie slaw dressing”
- The wings and french fries are not gluten free because they are cooked in the same fryers as everything else (*depends on location, ask manager).
- The desserts are not gluten free.
Grilled Chicken Salad without croutons and bread may be gluten free, but I have not tested it with my Nima sensor yet.
My personal favorite are the naked chicken tenders with parmesan garlic. The Naked Tenders are made from all-white chicken, grilled to perfection, and served with sauce and dry seasoning.
Nima Sensor recently tested several menu items from Buffalo Wild Wings and found the grilled chicken nachos and Naked Tenders to be gluten free. Find out more about the Nima Sensor, the device that saved my life while eating out!
Menu Selection: 2/5. There’s only a couple gluten free items on the menu, and everything else is cross-contaminated.
Service: 3/5. There’s been several times where I think the servers forgot about us.
Cleanliness: 4/5. Usually very clean.
Sensitivity: 3.5/5. Servers and kitchen are not sensitive to food limitations. I have to ask for the manager to explain my dietary needs. They do this without issue.
Atmosphere: 4/5. With a vibrant and colorful atmosphere, this is a fun spot to hang out with friends or watch the game.
As always, Buffalo Wild Wings menu is subject to change. Please review the current menu and contact the restaurant with your specific dietary restrictions prior to your visit.
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