Can You Eat Gluten Free at Dunkin’ Donuts? Yes—Here Are 9 Menu Items We Love

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gluten-free-at-dunkin-donuts: a tray of dunkin drinks.
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Believe it or not, it’s very doable to order vegan, keto and even sugar-free at Dunkin’. But nixing wheat from your order may prove to be a bit tougher, especially if you’re a fan of their baked goods. Luckily, there’s still plenty on the menu to indulge in if you’re sensitive or allergic to gluten. Read on to find out how to eat gluten free at Dunkin’ Donuts, plus a few tips for avoiding cross contamination. (P.S.: All of Dunkin’s nutrition and allergen info is available online. The nutrition info listed below doesn’t account for modifications.)

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Meet the Expert

Dr. Felicia Stoler, DCN, is a registered dietitian, nutritionist and exercise physiologist. She’s the author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great and the former host of TLC’s Honey, We’re Killing the Kids.

A Word on Eating Gluten-Free

If you think going gluten-free will help you lose weight or get “healthy” (whatever that means to you), consider this expert advice. Only those with celiac disease and gluten intolerances and sensitivities should go totally gluten-free. “It’s not a weight loss diet,” says Stoler. Due to common wheat-based ingredients and products being fortified by law with certain vitamins and minerals, “there are nutrient deficiencies that may occur as a result of eating gluten free: fiber, iron, folate, thiamine, niacin and riboflavin...Fiber is a big concern, because most people don’t consume enough each day.”

gluten-free-at-dunkin-donuts: a strawberry frosted sprinkled donut.
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Can People with Celiac Disease Eat at Dunkin’ Donuts?

Because of the risk of cross contamination, Dunkin’ can’t ensure that any item will be completely free of gluten. They advise that any of their products may contain or come in contact with eggs, fish, nuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat. So, if you have a serious allergy or sensitivity, it may be best to steer clear.

If you want to go and play it safe, here are some tips for avoiding cross-contamination when you visit Dunkin’ (or any restaurant):

  • Let the server know about your allergy: They’ll be extra mindful when preparing your order if they’re aware.
  • Ask the servers to change their gloves before making your food: Don’t be shy about this request—it’s an easy solution for gluten-intolerant customers and those with celiac disease.
  • Ask for your food to be prepared on a clean surface with clean utensils: If you’re really worried about cross-contact, this recommendation by the Gluten Intolerance Group is a smart move. Healthline also suggests asking for your chosen ingredients to be taken from new tubs with clean utensils if possible.

Are the Doughnuts from Dunkin’ Gluten-Free?

Unfortunately, none of the doughnuts are gluten free, nor are the muffins, bagels, croissants, English muffins, wraps or breakfast sandwiches. However, there are still two popular food items you can enjoy if you’re allergic to wheat (more on that later).

Read on for nine ways to order gluten free at Dunkin’.

Coffee Drinks

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1. Hot or Iced Coffees and Cold Brew

  • Nutritional Information (plain, any size): 5 calories, 0g fat, 0g carbs, 0g sugar, 0g protein
  • Make It Gluten Free: no modifications necessary

Water and coffee—that’s it. You can add any kind of milk to these if you’d like, as well as sweeteners. All of Dunkin’s flavor syrups and swirls are wheatless, so feel free to customize your joe. (ICYMI, flavor shots are unsweetened and sugar-free, while flavor swirls are thicker, richer and contain sugar.)

gluten-free-at-dunkin-donuts: a latte in a dunkin cup.

2. Hot or Iced Lattes and Cappuccinos

  • Nutritional Information (medium, hot, unsweetened latte with whole milk): 170 calories, 9g fat, 14g carbs, 13g sugar, 9g protein
  • Make It Gluten Free: no modifications necessary

Espresso shots and your choice of milk unite for a mellower, smoother take on your morning coffee. All the milks at Dunkin’ are technically gluten free, but the oat and almond milks may be processed in facilities that also process gluten-containing items, so you may want to avoid them if you’re very sensitive or allergic.

gluten-free-at-dunkin-donuts: an americano in a dunkin cup.

3. Hot or Iced Americanos

  • Nutritional Information: 5-10 calories, 0g fat, 1-2g carbs, 0g sugar, 0g protein
  • Make It Gluten Free: no modifications necessary

Americanos are nothing but water and espresso, so they’re naturally free from wheat. Ask your barista to leave room for milk if you’d like its flavor to be less intense. (Plain espresso shots without extra water are also safe for gluten-free eaters.)

gluten-free-at-dunkin-donuts: a macchiato in a dunkin cup.

4. Hot or Iced Macchiatos

  • Nutritional Information (medium hot with coconut milk): 40 calories, 3g fat, 3g carbs, 0g sugar, 0g protein
  • Make It Gluten Free: no modifications necessary

Dunkin’s take on a macchiato is like a latte, but instead of the steamed (or cold) milk being added to the shots, the milk is added first and topped with espresso. You won’t need to tweak anything to make this creamy bev wheat-free.

Non-Coffee Drinks

gluten-free-at-dunkin-donuts: an iced tea in a dunkin cup.

5. Hot or Iced Teas

  • Nutrition Information (hot or iced, plain, any size): 5 calories, 0g fat, 0g carbs, 0g sugar, 1g protein
  • Make It Gluten Free: no modifications needed

Tea is like coffee in the sense that it’s just tea and water. Spruce up your hot or iced cuppa with a spritz of lemon, a flavor shot or a splash of milk, if you feel so inclined.

Other gluten-free tea drinks: Matcha Latte (hot or iced), Chai Latte (hot or iced)

gluten-free-at-dunkin-donuts: a hot chocolate in a dunkin cup.

6. Hot Chocolate

  • Nutrition Information (medium, original): 330 calories, 10g fat, 59g carbs, 46g sugar, 3g protein
  • Make It Gluten Free: no modifications needed

Whether you get a kid-friendly one sans-caffeine or spike it with espresso, Dunkin’s hot chocolate is as comforting as it is craveable. It’s mostly made from sugar, creamer and cocoa powder, so it’s totally wheat free.

gluten-free-at-dunkin-donuts: a pink refresher drink in a dunkin cup.

7. Refreshers

  • Nutrition Information: varies by flavor
  • Make It Gluten Free: no modifications needed

If you want a boost without drinking coffee, energizing Refreshers—which get their caffeine from green tea—are the way to go. And luckily both varieties (Mango Pineapple and Strawberry Dragonfruit) are gluten free. (BTW, if you’d prefer a frozen drink, Coolattas are also gluten free in every flavor).

Other gluten-free, non-coffee drinks: Frozen Coffee (any flavor), Coolatta (any flavor), Frozen Chocolate (any flavor), Frozen Matcha Latte, Sparkd’ Energy (any flavor)


gluten-free-at-dunkin-donuts: round hash brown bites.

8. Hash Browns

  • Nutritional Information: 110 calories, 6g fat, 13g carbs, 1g sugar, 1g protein
  • Make It Gluten Free: no modifications necessary

These crispy, lightly seasoned potato bites are decidedly drool-worthy. Whether you dunk them in ketchup, hot sauce or nothing at all, they’re totally safe to eat on a gluten-free diet. Go ahead, order two batches. Or three.

gluten-free-at-dunkin-donuts: crispy bacon in a paper dunkin sleeve.

9. Snackin’ Bacon

  • Nutrition information: 190 calories, 12g fat, 10g carbs, 10g protein, 9g sugar, 0g fiber
  • Make it gluten free: no modifications needed

You may not be able to enjoy a breakfast sandwich at Dunkin’ (well, not on bread, anyway), but you can savor shatteringly crisp strips of seasoned bacon to your heart’s content. That’s a plus, no?

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