Wingstop Gluten Free Menu

Wingstop is a chain of aviation-themed restaurants specializing in chicken wings with over 1,000 locations all over the world. They may be one of the highest selling restaurants in the fast casual category, but how do the gluten free options at Wingstop stack up to other celiac-friendly chains? 

After analyzing all the information on their website and doing our own research, we found there are as many as 17 gluten free options on Wingstop’s menu, depending on your level of gluten sensitivity. 

The most important thing to note is that Wingstop does not claim that any of their products are gluten free because they fry all their food in the same oil which can lead to accidental cross contamination. Technically their Jumbo bone-in wings are gluten free but unfortunately they’re typically fried in the same oil as the breaded tenders and boneless wings. This can cause huge contamination issues for celiacs and people with higher gluten sensitivity, so we recommend asking for your bone-in wings to be baked instead of fried. 

Another potential workaround is ordering earlier in the day. Since the oil is filtered at least once a day, by ordering early you reduce the chances of contamination as less breaded items have been cooked in the oil compared to the end of the day.

This should remove a lot of the risk but it is still a shared kitchen so it’s important to understand the risk and tread carefully. Wingstop also offers fries which are the same situation; they don’t contain gluten but are fried in the same oil as breaded items. Use your own judgement about your level of gluten sensitivity. If you’re allergic or celiac, stay far away from the fries!

Most of the sauces at Wingstop are gluten free with the exception of the Hawaiian, Teriyaki and Mango Habanero which are thickened with flour and should be avoided. Other items to avoid here are the baked rolls and bleu cheese dipping sauce, so stick to Ranch for those veggie dipping sticks!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Wingstop has products that are technically gluten free like their wings and fries, however they are fried in the same oil as their breaded products and therefore Wingstop does not claim that any of their products are gluten free. Online evidence from celiacs and other gluten-sensitive people suggest that the bone-in wings may be eaten without contamination sickness.
Yes, the bone-in wings at Wingstop are technically gluten free however they may still be unsuitable for people with a gluten allergy due to the frying oil. We recommend to having them baked instead of fried and choosing a gluten free sauce.
Yes they do. The gluten free sauces at Wingstop are:
  • Atomic
  • Cajun
  • Original Hot
  • Mild
  • Hickory Smoked BBQ
  • Garlic Parmesan
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Louisiana Rub
  • Spicy Korean
Technically the fries at Wingstop do not contain gluten however because they are fried in shared oil they may be unsafe for celiacs and people with high gluten sensitivity.
No the boneless wings are breaded and therefore not a suitable choice for a gluten free diet.
Yes, Wingstop filters the oil they use however they do not use a dedicated frying area for gluten free orders so there is a risk of contamination. Since the oil is changed at least daily, if you order early in the day the chance of contamination should be lower than towards the end of the day.