Believe it or not, Panera Bread offers quite a few options for those needing to stick to a gluten-free diet.
GLUTEN FREE LIST – Panera Bread **
**Although we do our very best to meet your special requirements, we cannot rule out the possibility of cross contact between these items and gluten-containing foods in our bakery-café.
Salads: (including the salad dressing) (source of modified food starch is corn) Greek Salad Fandango Salad Caesar Salad (without croutons) Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad (without croutons) Asian Sesame Chicken Salad (without Won Ton noodles) Classic Cafe Salad Strawberry Poppyseed Salad Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with Chicken Fuji Apple Chicken Salad California Mission Chicken Salad Orchard Harvest Chicken Salad
Soups: Low Fat Vegetarian Black Bean Cuban Black Bean and Lentil Vegetarian Roasted Red Pepper & Lentil Vegetarian Butternut Squash Creamy Tomato (without croutons) Low-Fat Vegetarian Southwest Tomato & Roasted Corn Turkey Chickpea Chili Summer Corn Chowder
Salad Dressings: Balsamic Vinaigrette Caesar Greek Poppyseed Raspberry Vinaigrette Asian Sesame Vinaigrette White Balsamic Vinaigrette Roasted Garlic & Meyer’s Lemon Vinaigrette
Beverages: Coffee Juice, both apple and orange Lemonade Milk Soda, fountain and bottled Tea, regular and Chai Tea All lattes & Frozen beverages Strawberry Smoothie
The Chai Tea Latte, Vegetarian Black Bean Soup & Asian Salad are great for a quick lunch. Remember to ask the Panera employee to change their gloves to help prevent cross-contamination when preparing your food.
There are many (20 to be exact) Panera locations in Columbus. I have successfully dined gluten-free at both the Bethel Road & Lewis Center locations.
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