If you are headed out to watch a football game or get together with some of your buddies, Buffalo Wild Wings is probably near the top of most people’s list. So… if you are gluten free what does the Buffalo Wild Wings gluten free menu look like? What are your gluten free options?
It is possible to eat gluten free at Buffalo Wild Wings, but there are several things you need to keep in mind. Let’s jump right into it!
Gluten Cross contamination Concern
The first elephant in the room we need to talk about is cross contamination. If you have celiac disease, this is a HUGE concern for you. So keep this in mind.
Before you walk into the BWW, you need to understand their stance and how they operate. Their Allergy Guide clearly states “we cannot eliminate the risk of cross-contact or guarantee that any item is free of any allergen and no items are certified gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan“
What does this mean? This means things like fries, wings, onion rings and other breaded items potentially share the same fryer.
I originally thought we could not go into BWW and expect to see a dedicated Buffalo Wild Wings fryer; however, as you may see in the comments below, people like Lorin have experienced a dedicated fryer!
Now that we got that out there in the open, just be aware they may use the same fryer to cook everything to include their wings. If that’s a concern, you need to ask and confirm.
Are Buffalo Wild Wings Gluten free?
You’re not going to BWW for the salad! Let’s talk Wings! The traditional wings at Buffalo Wild Wings are gluten free, but do keep in mind they are fried in the same oil as I stated above.
On their website, they even have a “may contain” label under the wheat section for their traditional wings.
Another strong statement they make is “Our Traditional, Boneless and Cauliflower Wings are fried then sauced or seasoned in the same bowls.”
There is risk. Use your best judgement and what works for you and your diet.
Buffalo Wild Wings Gluten Free Options
Keeping in mind the cross contamination concern, what on the Buffalo Wild Wings menu is gluten free? Well here is the break down!
Gluten Free Wings, Sauces, and Seasoning
- Traditional Wings
- Carrots / Celery Sticks
- Bleu Cheese Dressing
- Ranch Dressing
- Blazin’® Carolina Reaper
- Caribbean Jerk
- Honey BBQ
- Jammin’ Jalapeño
- Lemon Pepper
- Mango HabaneroTM
- Original Buffalo
- Nashville Hot
- Parmesan Garlic
- Smoky Adobo
- Spicy Garlic
- Sweet BBQ
- Buffalo Seasoning
- Chipotle BBQ Seasoning
- Desert Heat® Seasoning
- Lemon Pepper Seasoning
- Salt and Vinegar Seasoning
Gluten Free Bar Food
- Buffalo Chicken Tots
- Chili con Queso with Chips…Make it Wild®
- Chips and Salsa
- Dirty Dubs Tots
- Hatch Quest with chips
- Ultimate Nachos *These are a favorite of mine!
- Hamburger Patty
- Grilled Chicken Breast
- American Cheese
- Bleu Cheese Crumbles
- Cheddar Cheese
- Pepper Jack Cheese
- Swiss Cheese
- Sauteed White Onions
- Yellow Mustard
- Naked Chicken Tenders
- French Fries
- Garden Side Salad
- Bleu Cheese Dressing
- Caesar Dressing
- Ranch Dressing
- Southwestern Ranch Dressing
- White Wine Vinaigrette
Gluten Free Beer at Buffalo Wild Wings
From what I have seen so far, there are no gluten free beers, like the ones you find on my beer list, at BWW.
BWW does have a good selection of hard ciders such as Angry Orchard, so if that’s you flavor, go for it.
They have have a full bar, so you can easily grab a Mojito or some other mixed drink of your choice.
Maybe BWW will get the memo one day and start stocking my favorite Aurochs gluten free beer.
Gluten Free Dad’s Recommendation
As stated earlier, if cross contamination is on your mind, this would be a no go or at least stay away from any fried food.
It is possible to eat gluten free at BWW, but options are limited. BWW does not get my highest recommendation, but it is possible.
Looking for some other gluten free food options at local restaurants? Here are a few other restaurants I’ve been taking a deep dive into:
Let me know what you think! Would love to hear if you were successful at BWW navigating their gluten free options. Or did you have a bad experience? Let me know in the comments below!
If you made it all the way down here… thanks for swinging by!