Updated 2017! Bruegger’s is a fast casual bakery-cafe that focuses on bagels. In fact, they produce about 70 million bagels each year. However, they also serve salads, sandwiches, and other baked goods (most of which contain dairy). They have a few hundred restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. The website for both countries is the same, so I believe our list below covers the U.S. and Canadian locations.

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

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

  • Bagels (as available) – Blueberry, Bruegger Bites, Cinnamon Raisin, Cinnamon Sugar, Cranberry Orange, Egg, Everything, Everything Whole Wheat, French Toast, Garlic, Honey Grain, Jalepeno, Onion, Plain, Poppy, Pumpernickel, Pumpkin, Rosemary Olive Oil, Salt, Sesame, Sesame Whole Wheat, 12 Grain, Whole Wheat
  • Breads & Wraps – Wheat Bread
  • Deli Sandwiches (on Plain Bagel or Wheat Bread) – BLT, Chicken Breast, Garden Veggie, Garden Veggie with Hummus, Tuna Salad
  • Salads – Mixed-Greens Base
  • Salad Dressings – Balsamic Vinaigrette, Champagne Vinaigrette, Feta Olive Oil (it sounds like this is just the name – not that it contains feta, but verify before ordering)
  • Soups – Chicken Spaetzle, Vegetable
  • Condiments – Chipotle Sauce, Dijon Mustard, Honey Mustard, Honey, Horseradish Mayo, Hummus, Grape Jelly, Strawberry Jelly, Mayo, Peanut Butter, Sriracha Sauce
  • Eggs – Egg White Patty, Liquid Egg White, Fresh Cracked Egg
  • Meat – Bacon, Chicken Breast, Ham, Pastrami, Salmon, Sausage, Turkey Sausage, Tarragon Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, Turkey
  • Vegetables & Other Toppings – Sliced Almonds, Sesame Seeds, Capers, Cucumbers, Green Peppers, Lettuce, Pickles, Pickled Red Onions, Red Onions, Red Peppers, Tomatoes, Dried Cranberries
  • Hot Beverages – Oregon Chai Tea
  • Flavored Syrups (for hot beverages) – Almond, Caramel, Chocolate, Hazelnut, Vanilla

Other Allergen Notes: None of the prepared salads are dairy-free. You can special order a couple of them without the cheese, but make sure they hold the croutons, too. They contain quite a bit of dairy. Also, their allergen chart states that the Whole Egg Patty is made without milk, but the ingredients do include whey. This is why it isn’t on our list. The options at Bruegger’s are very limited for gluten-free diners. There are a couple of soups, and possibly a customized salad.

More Details from Bruegger’s

Allergen Disclaimer from Bruegger’s: We didn’t note a specific allergen disclaimer, but please be aware that potential allergen cross contamination is possible in restaurant environments. If this is a concern for you, speak with the staff before ordering to see if they can accommodate your needs.

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Ingredients & Allergen

*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 25, 2017

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