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I ate the veggie cantina bowl. It was very good, and I haven't felt sick. The chicken and steak cantina bowls are supposedly gluten free as well. Check out their allergen list on their website.
I'm not a celiac, so not sure if Taco Bell is celiac friendly in general. Vegetarian Cantina Bowl - Large portion- Vegetarian - Convenient for a quick, cheap meal- Many locations- pretty dang healthy in comparison to most fast food.
I don't love fast food Imagine my delight that after spotting a Taco Bell, I was able to very easily pull up a well organized, easy to read list on my phone , sorted by allergen type, and the ability to input the rate of severity! To top it off, it came in a vegetarian option! Since I only ate about half, and saved the rest for later I estimated it to be about 10 g of fat, and under cals! Am very excited about this discovery. If you go to Taco Bell website click on menu and allergens, you can then select your allergen and the severity of it and it will give you menu options.
I had the chicken cantena bowl and it was pretty good. So far no reaction :. Im a bit addicted to their crunchy tacos supreme. It's great for cheap and fast! After reading that pintos and cheese is gluten-free on a couple of non-Taco Bell websites, I ordered and ate them.
Two hours later, I am sick! I get on the official Taco Bell website, which lists ingredients, and realize that the red sauce which comes on the pintos DOES indeed have gluten in it! Be warned! Go to the official site to check before eating. I have eaten the cantina bowl chicken and tostada and have had no problems with those.
Gluten Free at Taco Bell 15 ratings. Overall Rating. Safety How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination? Additionally, a Reddit review who claimed to be a former employee of Taco Bell stated that cross-contamination is a very real concern if dining gluten-free at Taco Bell.
Vegetarian food blog The Nerdy Science Girl points out that those interested in grain-free diets can order menu items sans the shell or tortilla though this does not eliminate the cross-contamination concern. These reviews reiterate to use extreme caution if sensitive to gluten and dining at Taco Bell or avoid eating at the restaurant completely. Taco Bell blatantly states on their website people with Celiac disease should not consume food made at Taco Bell and those sensitive to gluten should use extreme caution.
What is celiac disease? What Is Celiac Disease? Gluten-Free Dips That said, you can choose from all sorts of dips, including nacho cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, and salsa. The Power Menu Bowl The Power Bowl is a less delicious version of the Cantina Bowl that includes rice, your choice of steak, chicken or veggies, black beans, pico, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, avocado ranch sauce, and cheddar cheese.
Other Gluten-Free Items It's worth noting that at Taco Bell, like many other establishments, you can have your fill of sugary beverages, which will always and forever appear on every gluten-free list ever. The Spicy Tostada If you're looking for something else with a little more kick, the Spicy Tostada is a good choice.
At Taco Bell, the Gluten Is Hidden in a Few Unexpected Places The ground beef The taco shells most of them anyway The seasoned potatoes While you might have thought a regular ol' taco would be a safe bet because it's safe at any more reputable Mexican restaurant, when it comes to Taco Bell, it is verboten.
What Exactly Is Gluten? What Are the Symptoms of a Gluten Allergy? Depression or Anxiety Heartburn Bloating Fatigue Brain fog Anemia Abdominal pain Joint pain Rashes Diarrhea and constipation There may be many different causes for these problems, but have you considered the possibility that a gluten allergy or intolerance could be at the root of the problem? Common Food Allergies Much like gluten, these potential allergens can be hidden in a lot of processed foods so you should make sure to exercise caution when eating out.
Soft serve, fudge, yogurt parfait without granola, burger patty, grilled chicken patty, McRib patty. Low-carb thickburger, which means that it comes wrapped in a leaf of lettuce, ice cream, mashed potatoes no gravy , cole slaw, green beans, side salad, burger patty, grilled chicken patty. The chargrilled chicken garden salad or the chargrilled chicken and fruit salad.
The tortilla strips are gluten free, and it looks like all of the dressings are okay. The side salad, fruit cup, carrot and raisin salad, and even the cole slaw are all safe for consumption. Grilled chicken strips, but avoid the dipping sauce, apple with caramel, ice cream without toppings, grilled chicken patty.
There are a few items listed as being iffy—these are risky since they might be fried with other items, so I recommend checking with your cashier or the manager before ordering. Those items are the fries, tacos, and sausage patties. Since Subway makes sandwhiches, much of the area may be contaminated with gluten so going there is a risky move. The sweet onion chicken teriyaki salad, seafood sensation salad, and the meatball marinara salad all contain gluten.
Most salads if you order without croutons, baked potato soup, turkey chili, Greek yogurt with berries. At Panera you'll run into the same problem: most surfaces are contaminated with gluten, so you have to be careful and make sure that they clean the area where they prepare the food.
So long as you avoid the flour tortillas, most other menu items can be consumed. You can make your own burrito bowl and load it up with any of the meat and veggies available.
Keep in mind that your food could become contaminated if the workers are using the same gloves they used to prepare the flour tortillas. Hi Angel, yes the Nacho Cheese Doritos are gluten free. I also use an app to double check and it also tells me the same thing. Eat away. A lady in the Apopka Florida Taco Bell. When I asked what was Gluten Free she said everything on our new menu is gluten free.
Haha, ya that is scary Debbie. I ordered according to this website. However, when I told the cashier that I had to make sure my food was gluten free, she looked like a deer in headlights, called the supervisor and asked what gluten is. I knew I was in trouble. The list does mention things to be gf that this Taco Bell said are not. For instance, the corn chips used in the nachos are fried with the flour chips. This place is sloppy and nasty and not to be trusted. I stopped in because I am traveling, but I know it to ever come back.