Panda Express is one of the largest Chinese fast-food chains in the world. It features an extensive menu of Asian food options in over 1, 800 global locations. Asian food typically offers at least a handful of options for gluten free dines but how do the gluten free options at Panda Express stack up to the competition?
We analyzed the official allergen menu and ingredients list and found there are only 2 potentially gluten free options at Panda Express, depending on your level of gluten sensitivity.
Unfortunately, though Panda Express is one of the most popular Chinese food chains in the world, the gluten free options are extremely limited in scope. Though the chain has an extensive menu offering, the only item on that menu that is gluten free is the plain white rice.
They even go as far as to state on their website that they do not offer gluten free options. if you have celiac disease, a gluten allergy or high gluten sensitivity you will find 0 acceptable gluten free options at Panda Express.
The only potentially gluten free items on the menu are the White Rice and Steamed Brown Rice but they are prepared on shared surfaces and have made many people sick according to online sources.
Given this fact, it is not possible to recommend Panda Express as gluten free friendly for those who are on this specific diet.