Eat Dairy Free - Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and SweetsUpdated 2018! Whataburger is a fast food hamburger chain that can be found throughout the Southeastern and Southwestern United States. They have a traditional indulgent menu with several dairy-free burger, sandwich, and French fry options.

Whataburger - Dairy-Free Menu Items and Allergen Notes

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

  • Burgers – Whataburger, Double Meat Whataburger, Triple Meat Whataburger, Double Meat Whataburger Jr., Whataburger Jr., Justaburger
  • Chicken – Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Fajita Taco
  • Breakfast – Hash Brown Sticks (see Allergen Note below)
  • Sides – French Fries (see Allergen Note below), Apple Slices
  • Desserts – Fruit Chews

Other Allergen Notes: Fried items, like the French Fries and Hashbrowns, are cooked in a shared fryer, where cross-contamination with dairy and other allergens may occur. Basic burger add-ons like avocado, bacon, and jalapeno do appear to be dairy free, but some of the specialty burgers have additional items containing dairy. You might be able to add on one of these toppings to a Whataburger or Justaburger. Beyond dairy, wheat, soy, and egg are commonly used in their recipes. We didn’t note any nut- or peanut-containing items, but confirm with the company on potential cross-contamination issues, if needed.

The Whatachick’n Strips appear to be made without dairy, as long as they are served with a dairy-free sauce, but double check in store. They did not confirm that they are made without dairy (the Bites do contain dairy in the batter, so I wanted their verification on the Strips). And as mentioned above, all items are made in a shared fryer, so cross-contamination is a definite issue.

More Details from Whataburger

Allergen Disclaimer: We didn’t note a special disclaimer from the company, but as with all restaurants, cross-contamination of allergens is a possibility. Check at the restaurant on ingredients and preparation if concerned.

Restaurant Website: whataburger.com

Allergen Informationwhataburger.com/food/nutrition

*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: August 4, 2018

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, 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. Hey, Alisa! My name is also Alisa 🙂 there aren’t too many of us. Thank you so much for the website, it has been a lifesaver for me while ting to navigate food with a casein allergy. I use it on the daily!

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