Updated 2020! Burger King is a global burger fast food chain. It’s based in the U.S. but has thousands of restaurants in over 100 countries. They do have many dairy-free options, and are careful about noting shared fryer and potential cross contamination issues.
The list below covers dairy-free items in the U.S., and it might be helpful for Canada, too. We were only able to find nutrition information for Canada, and were often circled back to U.S. information. However, we have included a link to the U.K. allergen chart further down in this post.
No Dairy (Milk-Based) Ingredients (see disclaimer below)
- Burgers – Whopper, Double Whopper, Whopper Jr., Impossible Whopper, Hamburger
- Chicken* – Spicy Chicken Jr., Chicken Jr., Chicken Fries, Chicken Nuggets, BBQ Bacon Crispy Chicken, Crispy Chicken
- Buns & Bread – Sesame Seed Bun, Brioche Bun
- Sides* – French Fries, Apple Slices
- Condiments & Sauces – Tomatoes, Lettuce, Pickles, White Onions, Salt & Pepper Whopper Seasoning Blend, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Relish, Breakfast Syrup, Grape Jam, Strawberry Jam, Tartar Sauce, Stacker Sauce, Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue Sauce
- Breakfast* – Hash Browns, French Toast Sticks, Bacon, Sausage Patty
- Kids Menu – Hamburger King Jr. Meal, Chicken Nuggets King Jr. Meal, PB&J Jamwich, Applesauce
- Desserts – Dutch Apple Pie
*All fried items are cooked in a Shared Fryer with items that contain milk and other top allergens.
Other Allergen Notes
- They go above and beyond to alert consumers of potential allergen cross contamination. In addition to their disclaimer (excerpt below), they have a column on their allergen chart specifically for “shared fryer.”
- In 2020, Burger King added the Impossible Sausage Patty to their menu, but they serve it on a dairy-filled croissant with cheese.
- They also offer a “gluten sensitive” list on their website.
- We compiled information from their allergen chart and prior ingredient lists to make the options in the above list are more clear. Information is subject to change.
Vegan Impossible Burger / Whopper
Burger King test marketed a burger with Impossible Food’s plant-based patty. The initial roll out included 59 locations in and around St. Louis, Missouri in late 2019. A Burger King spokesperson stated that it is going “exceedingly well.” As a result they are planning to roll the Impossible Whopper out nationwide this year.
More Details from Burger King
Allergen Disclaimer from Burger King: Please note that normal kitchen operations may involve some shared cooking and preparation areas and utensils, and the possibility exists that your food items may come in contact with other food products, including other allergens. Products fried in a shared fryer include but may not be limited to: Fish Filet, Pork Sausage, Crispy Chicken Patty, Chicken Nuggets, Original Chicken Patty, Spicy Original Chicken Patty, Hash Browns, French Fries, French Toast Sticks and Onion Rings. In Hawaii, Portuguese Sausage and Spam are also fried in a shared fryer. Our fryer oil contains: corn, canola, soy and/or cottonseed oils.
Restaurant Website: www.bk.com
Allergen Information for the United Kingdom: bk-emea-prd.s3.amazonaws.com/sites/www.burgerking.co.uk/files/documents/BK_Allegerns_20170620_B01.pdf
Last Updated: January 4, 2020
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I had a bad reaction to the chicken nuggets. I’ve never had an issue with the shared friers at other fast food chains. Approach nuggets with caution
Burger King really cares
With easy to read allergen list, you don’t have to look around to find information. Their fries are great and a family hit.
I do enjoy the chicken so thanks for not using milk in the batter.
Not everyone is in need of gluten free items. Thanks for sharing the dairy free portion of your menu! I really do enjoy a BK every once in a while.