You might think Cheesecake Factory is one of the unhealthiest places to choose for dinner, but you probably still go anyway, right? Besides their cheesecake, it's hard to resist french fries, Americana cheeseburgers, chicken lettuce wrap tacos, shepherd's pie, fresh grilled salmon, parmesan cheese, and pretty much anything that comes out of a fryer. While delicious, many of these options can result in cross contamination, leading to allergens that can make life hard for people with limited diets, especially those with celiac disease. Fortunately, there are plenty of delicious options on the Cheesecake Factory gluten-free menu.
If you'd like to eat something without gluten that's not a green salad, sauteed veggies, edamame, and something boring and chargrilled, don't worry too much. The Cheesecake Factory actually has quite a few gluten free options to enjoy without feeling like you're missing out. After all, just because you eat a gluten-free diet doesn't mean you shouldn't get to treat yourself.
Most people love the Cheesecake Factory for their indulgent options like cheesy pastas and decadent cheesecakes. The gluten-free menu doesn't hold back on these yummy options, so any cheesecake-lovers with celiac disease can still chow down on carbs and sweets to their heart's content. Even if you're simply cutting back on the amount of gluten in your diet to see if your wellness improves, it's important to make dietary changes without feeling deprived. If you're a gluten-free menu type of person, here's every delicious item you can order from the Cheesecake Factory gluten-free menu.
1. Artichoke Dip
According to Sarah from Sarah Scoop, the artichoke dip at CF is already a built in gluten-free option on the menu. Other appetizer options include carpaccio, sweet corn tamale cakes, and guacamole, which are all perfect for the gluten-free diet.
2. Gluten-free Pasta
Below is a list of all the pastas you can order at CF. All you have to do is ask your waiter for the gluten-free version. Sorry, no angel hair for you!
- Tomato Basil
- Pasta Carbonara
- Four Cheese
- Evelyn's Favorite Pasta
- Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
- Chicken and Roasted Garlic
- Shrimp and Fusilli
For the kiddos, order the cheese pasta!
Craving a hearty burger? Pick from their old fashioned burger, mushroom, cheeseburger, grilled turkey burger, or eggplant sandwich, and ask for it to be gluten-free. The mushroom burger and eggplant sandwich are also great veggie menu items! Sarah calls them the "glamburgers."
If you're often in search of gluten free items, you know that salads are sometimes the only choice you have. Luckily, CF has some really fresh country salads on their menu.
- Beets With Goat Cheese
- Greek Salad
- Fresh Kale Salad
- Endive Salad
- House Salad
- Arugula Salad
- Warm Asparagus Salad
- Caesar Salad
- Cashew Chicken Salad
- Herb Crusted Salmon Salad
- Carlton Salad
- Cobb Salad
- Seared Tuna Tataki Salad
5. Main Entree
A meal isn't complete without the main entree. Pick from their steak Diane, rib-eye steak, petite filet, or filet mignon for some hearty gluten-free food. The grilled chicken is also gluten-free for a poultry option. If you have some room for a side, order some green beans or mashed potatoes.
For a breakfast entree option, opt for one of their farm fresh egg omelettes. The spinach, mushroom, bacon, and cheese omelette is delightful.
Last but not least, the cheesecake! Here are the desserts you can order on a gluten free diet.
- Godiva Chocolate Cheese Cake
- Hot Fudge Sundae
- Fresh Strawberries
- Bowl of Ice Cream
This post was originally published on August 19, 2021.