Updated 2017! Arby’s is the second largest sandwich chain in the U.S. with thousands of restaurants and additional locations in Canada and the Middle East. Almost all of their sandwiches come with cheese. But you can custom order a dairy-free sandwich by omitting the cheese and using the list of options below. The list below is for the U.S. restaurants, but we’ve included a link to the Canada allergen information further down in this post.

Arby's - Dairy-Free Menu Items and Allergen Notes

No Dairy (Milk-Based) Ingredients (see disclaimer below)

  • Meat – Angus Beef, Arby-Q, Corned Beef, Deep Fried Turkey Breast, Genoa Salami, Pepper Bacon, Pepperoni, Pit Smoked Chicken, Pit Smoked Ham, Pork Belly, Prime Cut Chicken Tenders (see Allergen Note below), Roast Beef, Roast Turkey, Smoked Brisket, Split Top Bun, Star Cut Bun, Sub Roll
  • Bread – Harvest Wheat Buns (see Allergen Note below), Hearty Grain Wrap, Honey Wheat Bread, Marble Rye Bread, Onion Roll, Sesame Seed Bun, Sourdough Breakfast Bread
  • Sides – Curly Fries (see Allergen Note below), Homestyle Fries (see Allergen Note below), Potato Cakes (see Allergen Note below), Tree Top Applesauce
  • Sauces – Arby’s Sauce, Bronco Berry Sauce, Cajun Sauce, Cajun Seasoning, Cranberry Spread, Dijon Honey Mustard Sandwich Sauce, Gyro Seasoning (not the sauce), Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, Horsey Sauce, Italian Seasoning, Ketchup, Marinara Sauce (not Robust), Mayonnaise, Red Ranch Sauce, Roasted Garlic Aioli, Smoky Q Sauce, Spicy Brown Honey Mustard Sauce, Spicy Three Pepper Sauce, Tangy Barbeque Sauce, Thousand Island Spread
  • Other Sandwich Toppings – Banana Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Peppers & Onions, Red & Yellow Peppers, Sauerkraut
  • Salad Dressings – Light Italian, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Dijon Honey Mustard, Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • Breakfast – Breakfast Bacon, French Toast Sticks (see Allergen Note below)

Other Allergen Notes: Arby’s clearly notes that some items, like the Harvest Wheat Buns, are produced on shared equipment with milk and other allergens. They also note that a common fryer is used, so there is potential allergen cross-contamination with the fried items.

More Details from Arby’s

Allergen Disclaimer from Arby’s: Variations may occur due to differences in suppliers, ingredient substitutions, recipe revisions, product assembly at the restaurant level, and/or season of the year. Certain menu items may not be available at all locations. Federal regulations have identified 8 major food allergens: milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and crustacean shellfish. For your convenience, menu items and ingredients that contain these major allergens have been indicated. Foods cooked in common oil have also been indicated as possible allergens.

Restaurant Website:

Allergen Information for the United States:

Allergen Information for Canada:

*The above information was supplied by the corresponding restaurant via their website, customer service, or other published nutritional information.  Ingredients and menu offerings are constantly changing in the food service industry, and can be subject to interpretation.  For this reason, Go Dairy Free does not guarantee nor take responsibility for the accuracy of this information.  If severe allergies or intolerances are a concern, contact the restaurant directly before purchasing or consuming one of their products.  Cross-contamination of potential food allergens should always be considered a possibility in a fast food restaurant.

Last Updated: November 24, 2017

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Checking the link the roast beef sandwich uses the seaseme seed bun, and looking at that it does not appear to contain MIlk, can someone verify this.

    • I have eaten at Arby’s twice in the last 6 months. Both times my child has gotten sick from dairy. We ordered the roast beef sandwich and potatoes cakes. I am thinking it is the potatoes because they are fried in oil with milk products. This has not been an issue at other restaurants, but clearly there is something in one of the two products. Beware if you are extremely sensitive.

  2. Seems we need to somehow get the idea across that just labeling every menu item on an Allergen sheet with simple MFSW isn’t really helping. Most menu items are an assembly of discrete parts (burger=patty,condiments,vegetables, bun) and if we know the allergens of those parts, we can figure out if a particular menu item is ok to eat. Depending on your issues, many times, removing one or two parts resolves the problem. Most places are happy to do that. Makes ordering a pain, but works for the most part. Does the fish patty in an Arby’s fish sandwich have milk in the breading? Which buns or wraps lack dairy? Inquiring minds want to know…

  3. Stephanie Wolfe on

    The majority of Margarine does contain dairy ingredients and should be avoided depending on the severity of your sensitivity or allergy. I personally have to avoid all dairy ingredients but some may be okay with the dairy parts in margarine.

  4. alicia mccleese on

    According to Arby’s website, the cherry turnovers contain milk. I looked through the ingredients and the only dairy item I came across was margarine but in parenthesis nothing says milk or whey

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