Looking for Sonic Gluten Free Menu items? In this post we share all the gf meals you can enjoy at this fast food joint!
If you’re on a gluten-free diet, then you know how difficult it can be to find restaurants that cater to your needs. But don’t worry, Sonic has got you covered!
While not all of their menu items are gluten free, they do have some options so you can enjoy your favorite meal at this fast food restaurant.
- Is anything at Sonic gluten free?
- What’s important to know if you are gluten free and want to visit Sonic Drive In
- Gluten Free Sonic Grill Items
- Gluten Free Sonic Cheese
- GF Sonic Protein and Grill Toppings
- Gluten Free Sonic Condiments and Sauces
- Sonic Gluten Free Sides and Fries
- GF Sonic Drive In Ice Cream
- Gluten Free Toppings and Add Ins (for ice creams and drinks!)
- Best Gluten Free Drinks at Sonic
- Sonic Gluten Free Slush
- Flavor Add-Ins and Toppings that are Gluten Free
- How to create a Meal that’s Gluten Free Friendly at Sonic Drive In
- Frequently asked questions about Gluten Free Sonic Menu Items
Is anything at Sonic gluten free?
Yes! But also not really. There are a lot of their items that are gluten free but not a lot of full meal options you can order directly from their menu.
You can build your own meal from their gluten free options. They also have a full allergen information document in case you want to triple check and make sure you are really getting something gluten free.
What’s important to know if you are gluten free and want to visit Sonic Drive In
Keep in mind that Sonic doesn’t have a designated gluten free prep station which makes cross contamination a definitive possibility.
They also use the same friers for all their foods so while their french fries are technically gluten free they are also fried in the same oil than onion rings (which are battered and do contain gluten).
Gluten Free Sonic Grill Items
If you don’t mind forgoing the bread then there a re a lot of grill items you can enjoy at Sonic drive in.
- Halal hot dog (the sausage)
- Pork and beef sausage
- Breakfast sausage crumble
- Breakfast sausage patty
- Grilled chicken breast
- Grilled onions
- Halal patty
- Hamburger patty
- Sirloin steak
Just keep in mind the veggie burger patty does have gluten (and a couple other allergens).
What I like is that they have a couple of protein options you can use to build your own meal.
All their oil used for cooking are also gluten free according to their allergen sheet.
Gluten Free Sonic Cheese
Love to indulge in some cheesy goodness? You are in luck because all cheese options are also gluten free!
- American cheese
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Cheddar cheese sauce
- Shredded white American cheese
- Zesty cheese sauce
GF Sonic Protein and Grill Toppings
I love how you can customize a lot of your order at Sonic. They have a fairly large list of toppings you can play with when creating your very own gluten free menu at this fast food joint.
- Dill pickle chips
- Dill pickle spears
- Hatch green chiles
- Diced onion
- Sport peppers
- Sweet pickle relish
Actually all their sandwich toppings are considered to be gluten free.
Gluten Free Sonic Condiments and Sauces
Can we just agree that condiments are what really makes a meal? I mean I’m a huge fan of Sonic dipping sauces!
And most of their options are gluten free friendly. Actually reading their information it seems like the Asian sweet chili sauce is the only gluten containing condiment.
Here are the gluten free options:
- Buffalo sauce
- Hickory BBQ
- Honey BBQ
- Ranch dressing
- Tartar sauce
- BBQ sauce packet
- Honey mustard
- Light mayo
- Salsa de Sonic
- Signature cheese sauce
- Signature sauce
- Sweet and sour sauce
- Sweet relish
Salt, pepper and celery salt are also gluten free
Sonic Gluten Free Sides and Fries
While the fries are technically gluten free keep in mind they are fried in the same oil as the rest of the products so cross contamination exits.
However fries are not the only option! Most Sonic restaurants also offer fritos corn chips that come packaged and are gluten free!
- Fritos corn chips
All other fried items contain gluten (even the ones that don’t seem like it) so it’s better to stay away from them.
GF Sonic Drive In Ice Cream
Can you have a gluten free ice cream at Sonic? Yes, you can!
The vanilla ice cream is gluten free and you can request it in a cup.
You can even ask for some of their delicious drink and ice cream toppings on top.
Gluten Free Toppings and Add Ins (for ice creams and drinks!)
Remember how I said that the best thing about Sonic is how you can customize their meals? Well you can also customize your drinks and ice cream with a lot of fun toppings that also happen to be gluten free.
- Butterfinger pieces
- Fresh banana
- M&Ms mini chocolate candies
- Maraschino cherries
- Peanut butter topping
- Reese’s peanut butter pieces
- Snicker’s bar
- Strawberry topping
- Whipped topping
Best Gluten Free Drinks at Sonic
It’s time for drinks. Actually if you have been a reader here for a while you know that we love to rate all the special Sonic drinks! We even have a post about the best Sugar Free Sonic Drinks!
So here is the massive list of all drink options you can enjoy at Sonic while being gluten free!
- Barq’s root beer
- Big red
- Canada Dry ginger ale
- Coca-Cola Zero
- Diet Coke
- Dr Pepper
- Diet Dr Pepper
- Fanta orange
- Hi C fruit punch
- Mello Yello
- Sprite Zero
- Sun Drop
- Fresh brewed sweet tea
- Fresh brewed unsweetened tea
- Cold brew iced coffee
- Green Mountain coffee roasters hot coffee
- Hot chocolate
- Minute maid apple juice box
- Minute maid orange juice
- Water bottle
Sonic Gluten Free Slush
The Sonic slushes are probably one of the most iconic Sonic menu items! And want to know something? They are gluten free!
- Lemonade slush
- Limeade slush
- Plain slush base
All those 3 are gf-friendly and so customizable with all the mix ins and syrup toppings!
Flavor Add-Ins and Toppings that are Gluten Free
Sonic is incredibly popular for their drinks. Most of them are a base, like Sprite, lemonade or a slush, mixed with a syrup topping.
Here are the syrups and flavor add-ins that are gluten free.
- Blackberry sugar free syrup
- Blue coconut syrup
- Blue raspberry syrup
- Cherry syrup
- Diet cherry syrup
- Diet cherry sugar free syrup
- French vanilla syrup
- Grape syrup
- Mango sugar free syrup
- Peach sugar free syrup
- Raspberry sugar free syrup
So that means you can create your cherry lemonade and be sure that’s gluten free.
How to create a Meal that’s Gluten Free Friendly at Sonic Drive In
Since this fast food place doesn’t have a real gluten free menu you need to get a little creative when making a meal.
For example you can have some burger patty with cheese and condiments and add some fun sandwich toppings like onions and avocado.
Then on the side you can have some Fritos with ketchup and have a blue coconut slush as a drink.
You can even have a sundae style ice cream made with vanilla ice cream with a peanut butter topping.
Frequently asked questions about Gluten Free Sonic Menu Items
The chocolate fudge topping is in a weird middle. It doesn’t have gluten but it might contain gluten traces as stated on the allergen information Sonic sheet.
If you are celiac is better to go with a different topping
No. At the moment of writing this post all Sonic bread menu items contain gluten.