The Five Guys gluten-free menu works. We’ll, it isn’t actually a gluten-free menu. Basically, everything on the menu is gluten-free, except for the bun and shakes.
So if you’re looking for a gluten-free burger and fries, I’m certain Five Guys gluten-free offerings will do the trick!
I enjoy eating out with my family, but I don’t like (a) spending a lot of money, or (b) getting sick from gluten. The worst is getting sick from accidental gluten exposure via cross contamination.
Upon the recommendation of a friend, I decided to give Five Guys a try. Five Guys is a burger joint known for having one of the best burgers around.
Not only did I want to understand for myself what the hype was all about, I also saw that Five Guys gluten-free offerings were plentiful – at least for a joint with a limited menu.
No only did I hear the burgers were tasty, but also I heard that I could actually eat the fries at Five Guys. You see, most of the time us gluten-free folk have to steer clear of fries because they’re cooked in a shared fryer with shared oil that has touched gluten. But at Five Guys, the only thing going in the fryers is the French fries. Score!
I visited the Five Guys in Greenwood Village, CO. The order taker at the front was extremely knowledgeable about how my food would be prepared and assured me they would prepare my burger separately with clean gloves, and that the fries were completely safe for me to eat. I wish I wrote his name down because he was fantastic and completely reassuring to me.
The Five Guys gluten-free menu is simple, and easy to follow. Five Guys offers burgers, hot dogs and fries. It’s not rocket science. They know what they do well and that’s what they offer. Nothing more, nothing less.
I ordered a regular hamburger, lettuce-wrapped, with pickles, grilled mushrooms and ketchup. When you order, you can choose as many toppings as you want for the same price. Choose from tomatoes, onions, relish, jalapeno peppers, and a variety of condiments to complete your burger. The regular bunless burger is 440 calories. (If you’re watching calories, order the bunless Little Hamburger, it comes with only one patty and is 220 calories.)
I must admit, this is really a delicious burger. It’s cooked to perfection, juicy and tasty. The burger is generously lettuce wrapped too – plenty of lettuce to hold the burger in place and give you plenty of crunch.
The only issue is when you your burger lettuce wrapped, you end up making a huge mess. I had juice dripping down my hands as I tried to eat the burger without looking like a slob! (My husband’s experience wasn’t so messy because the bun soaked up the juices from his burger.) Let’s just say I went through plenty of napkins. Despite the mess, the burger was completely and utterly delicious! I now understand the hype.
I also ordered a large fry, which I shared with my family. I have no idea how many fries I consumed, but let’s just say the large sized fry was huge – and was more than enough for my entire family to have plenty of fries to go around. The server told me the fries are hand-cut each morning using fresh potatoes. There’s a sign in the front of the store that announces where today’s potatoes are from too. (Wish I took a picture of that – next time!)
Since eating there, I’ve learned some interesting things about Five Guys worth sharing.
First, I learned that all Five Guys burgers are made from 100% ground beef. There are no fillers – which means there is no added gluten to worry about.
Second, there are no freezers on the premise at Five Guys. Everything is delivered and prepared fresh daily in the restaurant.
Third, all items are cooked in 100% peanut oil, nothing else. If you have a peanut allergy, steer clear of Five Guys. There are peanuts and peanut shells EVERYWHERE too! (Five Guys offers peanuts as a snack while you wait for your order to arrive.)
Whatever Five Guys is doing, they sure are making a tasty burger worth the whole-hearted recommendation of Good For You Gluten Free.
Check out the Five Guys Gluten-Free Nutrition Menu online.
I have since visited Five Guys on many occasions. In fact, Five Guys is in regular rotation when my family is wondering where we should go to eat lunch or dinner. I have also used my Nima Sensor to test both the burger and fries at Five Guys, and both items tested fine (no gluten). Whew!