Everything To Know About Taco Bell's Gluten Free Options

Adhering to a dietary restriction or food allergy can be difficult and frustrating, especially if your restriction means giving up a favorite food. For instance, my best friend just discovered that she has a gluten allergy, and she is truly devastated thinking about a life without pizza. One of the hardest parts of dealing with a food allergy is eating out since fast food restaurants often don't have many gluten-free, vegan, or dairy-free options. Fortunately, Taco Bell has a variety of tasty gluten-free options to choose from!

There's a wide range of gluten intolerance, from celiac disease to minor sensitivities. No matter the severity of your intolerance, finding replacements for your favorite gluten-filled meals is always hard. At Taco Bell, there's plenty of gluten-free food to satisfy your Taco Bell craving without making yourself sick.

Taco Bell Gluten Free Menu

One of the best gluten-free menu items at Taco Bell is the Power Menu Bowl. This tasty dish includes your choice of grilled chicken or steak, along with sour cream, cheese, guacamole, rice, black beans, and your choice of veggies and sauces. For extra indulgence, add on the Nacho Cheese sauce!

Another yummy menu option containing no gluten is black beans & rice, which includes rice, black beans, and a variety of add-ons. Add refried beans for extra protein or hot sauce for a spicy meal! Along with these, the crunchy taco and Doritos locos taco are excellent food options for those with a gluten sensitivity or allergy. The crunchy corn tortillas in these choices provide gluten-free hard shells that make them hard to resist, and the ground beef and range of delicious sauces ensure that you're not missing out.

If you're more in the mood for breakfast food, not to worry, the hash brown is another delectable option. However, one thing to note is that Taco Bell has a disclaimer, warning that all food is made in the same kitchen. The same fryer is used for veggies and meat, meaning that there is a risk of cross-contamination for those avoiding meat. As for gluten-free items, Taco Bell doesn't recommend the made-without-gluten options to those with Celiac Disease, since this is the highest level of sensitivity.

Customize Your Meal

If these gluten-free options aren't your jam, don't despair! Taco Bell allows you to customize anything to make it fit your gluten-free diet. For example, if you're craving a Chicken Soft Taco, simply replace the gluten-containing flour tortilla with a crunchy taco shell. The Taco Bell website also has an allergen tool, which allows you to select which foods you're avoiding and see your options.

If your gluten intolerance has you mourning the loss of fast food chains in your life, Taco Bell still has your back. You can still enjoy its delicious Mexican-inspired dishes whenever the craving hits!

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