GF Friendly Fast Food

McDonald’s

ronald
Thanks for making my buns gluten-free dude!

I wouldn’t normally condone or want to advertise this company on my blog, but maybe you readers are in a pinch, on a road trip, or just jonesing for a taste that reminds you of home. Well, interestingly enough, the McDonald’s franchises here in Spain, Andorra, and Portugal offer their guests the option to order their sandwiches on gluten-free buns.  They will make any of their hamburgers on the GF buns, with no added charge.   Simply make your order and specify, “sin gluten”, and they will make it fresh to order.  It takes a few minutes longer to get your food, but for me its worth the wait to know that it wasn’t sitting under a heat lamp for 20 minutes prior to me eating it.  They also offer their fries and deluxe fries (spicy wedges) as gluten-free.  They are cooked in a separate oil from the glutie items, and again take a few extra minutes.

The sandwiches they offer GF:

gf burger
It is lacking those classic sesame seeds, but I guess that’s ok.

 

 

  • Hamburger
  • Big Mac
  • Cheeseburger
  • Quarter pounder with cheese
  • Mc Bacon
  • Mc Royal Deluxe

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No shortage of people in this McDs on Plaza Catalunya, BCN.
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Spanish call these “deluxe patatas”. I call them Jo-jos!

 

There are many locations in the center of Barcelona. Look up the location nearest you.

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Telepizza

pizza time

When we found out that Telepizza offered gluten-free pizza delivered, we were so excited to try it. I felt like a Ninja Turtle who was about to taste that amazing treat for the first time!  I looked up the menu online, and saw a plethora of pizza toppings and combinations, many of which tickled my fancy.  I assumed that all pizzas could be made on a GF base, so we decided on a few pies we wanted to try.  We all know what happens when we assume things, we eventually get let down pretty hard.  When I called to place my order, I was informed that of the 20 pizzas they offered, only 4 could be made gluten-free: Barbacoa, Carbonara, 4 Cheese, and Ham and Bacon, and they only come in one size – Medium.  Well, I thought to myself, ok, and then I asked if I could add some toppings like peppers or mushrooms.  The answer was, “NO”.  I couldn’t fathom why they couldn’t simply add a few toppings to the pizzas they were making, but proceeded to order anyway.  When the pizzas arrived, they looked decent, but not amazing or anything. They came in a box and were sitting on an aluminum tray.  I had asked for them to be well done, and they were cooked just as I like.  Upon first bite, I realized why they couldn’t add any toppings.  The pizzas were pre-made, frozen, then heated up in the box they were delivered in.  I guess that way they can assure people that there is no cross contamination.  In total, the two pizzas cost around 12 euros.  Telepizza offers 2×1 or 3×2 deals nearly every day.  Would I order from them again?  Maybe, if I was in a pinch…and starving!  The pizza is ok, a little salty, but it will suffice in a time of need.

frozen telepizza
The big mystery is – do they cook it with the plastic still on????
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The four pizzas they offer. 

There are many locations throughout the city. Look up the location nearest you.

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