Panera Bread doesn’t seem like it would be the place to go if you’re gluten-free, after all, it has “bread” right in the name. But the quick, casual restaurant chain actually has quite a large number of menu options for gluten-free guests.

Of course, in a restaurant where fresh bread is baked daily, there is always the chance for cross contamination, so anyone on a gluten-free diet for medical reasons so inquire further, but those on a less-strict dietary regimen can dig right in to a delicious variety of items.

Here is everything you can order gluten-free at Panera in both categories:

Gluten-free Panera menu items

Just order these straight from the menu. No need to ask for special orders unless otherwise noted.


  • Greek salad
  • Seasonal Greens Salad
  • Fuji Apple Chicken Salad
  • Modern Greek Salad with Quinoa
  • Southwest Chile Lime Ranch Salad with Chicken
  • Green Goddess Cobb Salad with Chicken
  • Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with Chicken
  • Caesar Salad (must order without croutons)
  • Caesar Salad with Chicken (must order without croutons)


  • Baja Warm Grain Bowl with Chicken
  • Baja Warm Grain Bowl
  • Mediterranean Warm Grain Bowl with Chicken
  • Mediterranean Warm Grain Bowl


  • Autumn Squash Soup
  • Baked Potato Soup
  • Turkey Chili
  • Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup (must order without croutons)


  • Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apple Chips and Pecans
  • Steel Cut Oatmeal with Almonds, Quinoa and Honey (at risk for cross contamination)
  • Steel Cut Oatmeal with Strawberries, Pecans and Cinnamon Crunch Topping  (at risk for cross contamination)
  • Greek Yogurt with Mixed Berries (at risk for cross contamination)
  • Smoothies


  • Triple Chocolate Cookie with Walnuts (at risk for cross contamination)
  • Coconut Macaroon


  • Coffee
  • Tea Lattes
  • Espresso Drinks
  • Frozen Drinks
  • Signature Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chip Marshmallows
  • Smoothies
  • Orange Juice
  • Apple Juice
  • Agave Lemonade
  • Milk
  • Soda
  • Tea
  • Joia Grapefruit Soda


  • Panera Bread Potato Chips
  • Apple
  • Banana

For more information, call your local Panera bread or visit online.

Also see, Vegan-friendly foods you can order at Panera.

Follow us on Instagram.




Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.