Does McDonald’s have a gluten free menu? It is a good question to ask as McDonald’s is one of the most popular fast food chains in the world. With more and more people having gluten intolerance issues, more and more restaurants are having gluten free menus. And restaurants that do not have menus have a few items that are gluten free or gluten friendly. Is McDonald’s one of those restaurants?
Does McDonald’s Have a Gluten Free Menu? Sadly No
If you go to and search McDonald’s website, you will come across the following disclaimer below:
“McDonald’s currently doesn’t certify any menu items as gluten-free. We encourage you to check the ingredients information for individual menu items. However, despite taking precautions, normal kitchen operations may involve some shared cooking and preparation areas, equipment and utensils, and the possibility exists for your food items to come in contact with other food products, including some that may contain gluten. Check out our Full Menu.”
So there is a risk of cross contamination with food with gluten in it. Also, they do not have a separate menu on items that are gluten friendly or items that do not contain gluten. This means you will have to look at the ingredients of any item you might want to purchase. If you find something that does not contain gluten, then you have to weigh the risks of cross contamination.
McDonald’s does not have a gluten free menu as there is a risk of cross contamination. If you find an item without gluten, you then have to weigh the risks. If you are extremely gluten intolerant or Celiac, the risks are probably too great to try anything from their menu. If you are not as gluten sensitive then you might be able to have an item or two. But you would definitely have to check the ingredients to make sure there is no gluten in it. But for this fast food chain, it is buyer beware for gluten sufferers.