Chick-fil-A is one of my favorite on-the-go fast food restaurants. Everyone in my family finds something here that makes them happy, especially me, the one with the Celiac disease who is usually scrambling to make a restaurant work.
When you eat at most fast-food places, you’re typically relegated to the salad selection. As a gluten free gal with an appetite, salads are okay, but they’re not acceptable when I’m craving something more substantial.
At Chick-fil-A, GFY suggests you order the grilled nuggets and waffle fries. The nuggets have a savory flavor because they’re marinated in a blend of spices before they’re grilled fresh. The fries are cooked in their own oil (not shared with nuggets or other breaded foods – GFY always recommended inquiring with management about whether fried foods are cross contaminated). When I order this combo, I feel like I’m eating along with my family and not just begrudgingly accepting a salad.
If you are craving a salad, Chick-fil-A offers a grilled market salad that is gluten free and most of their dressings are gluten free too. Take a look at their their allergen menu for a complete selection.
As always, Chick-fil-A cannot guarantee a completely gluten free dining experience, but I typically feel fine afterwards so it works for me.