Updated September 2022! Zaxby’s is a Southern-style chicken fast food chain in the United States. We are happy to report that their dairy-free options are plentiful, and even include some gluten-friendly selections. We’ve outlined the sandwiches, wings, sides, and even sauces that you can choose from, along with how to custom order. Plus, we have options noted for those who avoid eggs, gluten, and /or soy, and for vegan guests.
Zaxby’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Allergen Notes & Vegan Options
Be aware of special order requirements in parentheses () next to the menu items, and see the Heads Up notes to help fill in the blanks.
Other Allergen & Dietary Notes: All items listed below are made without egg, gluten, nuts, peanut, and soy, unless otherwise noted. Some of the items at Zaxby’s do contain highly refined soybean oil, which they also use for deep frying. But per allergen labeling regulations, highly refined soybean oil does not need to be disclosed as an allergen. For vegan options, see the Vegan Menu Guide at the bottom of this post.
Butter Note: One reader commented that they use dairy butter to cook their chicken. This is not a corporate policy at Zaxby’s, and we’ve been told their “butter,” or margarine, is dairy free. But verify the processes and ingredients at your location before ordering. The “butter” used on their Texas toast is dairy-free margarine.
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich (no ranch) (contains egg, gluten, soy)
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich Meal (no ranch) (contains egg, gluten, soy)
- Cajun Club Sandwich (no cheese, no ranch) (contains egg, gluten, soy)
- Cajun Club Sandwich Meal (no cheese, no ranch) (contains egg, gluten, soy)
Heads Up! The fried chicken filets at Zaxby’s do contain milk. Zaxby’s no longer offers a BLT Sandwich, but you can custom order one on Texas Toast or a Potato Bun.
- The House Zalad with Grilled Chicken (no cheese) (contains gluten, soy)
- The Cobb Zalad with Grilled Chicken (no cheese) (contains egg, gluten, soy)
- The Blue Salad with Blackened Chicken (no cheese) (contains gluten, soy)
Dairy-Free Salad Dressings: Honey Mustard (contains egg), Lite Vinaigrette, Thousand Island (contains egg)
Heads Up! The Mediterranean, Caesar, Ranch, and Blue Cheese Dressings at Zaxby’s contain milk. We did confirm that the fried onions are made without milk and egg, but they may be cooked in shared fryers.
- Boneless Wings (no sauce or sauce options below) (contains gluten)
- Boneless Wings Meal with Dairy-Free Sauces (contains gluten)
- Traditional Wings (no sauce or sauce options below)
- Traditional Wings Meal with Dairy-Free Sauces
Heads Up! The Chicken Fingers at Zaxby’s do contain milk. If concerned about shared fryers, inquire at your location. Also, be sure to clarify “no ranch” with your order, or request a dairy-free dipping sauce, as outlined below.
- Hot Honey Mustard (contains egg)
- Sweet & Spicy (contains gluten, soy)
- Teriyaki (contains gluten, soy)
- Tongue Torch
Heads Up! The Buffalo Garlic Blaze Sauce at Zaxby’s does contain milk.
- Honey Mustard (contains egg)
- Zax Sauce (contains egg)
- Spicy Zax Sauce (contains egg)
- Tongue Torch
Heads Up! All Wing Sauces at Zaxby’s are also available as Dipping Sauces. The Marinara and Ranch Dipping Sauces at Zaxby’s contain milk.
- Crinkle Fries
- Texas Toast (contains gluten, soy)
- Cole Slaw (contains egg)
Heads Up! According to the Zaxby’s information, the Garlic Spread used on the Texas Toast is made without milk – it is a dairy-free garlic margarine. The Fried Mushrooms at Zaxby’s do contain milk. Shared fryers might be used to cook the Fries. Check with your location.
Heads Up! At last check, Zaxby’s did not have any desserts.
Zaxby’s Vegan Menu Guide
- Garden House Zalad with Grilled Chicken (no cheese) (contains gluten, soy)
- Lite Vinaigrette
- Texas Toast
- Crinkle Fries
- BBQ Sauce
- Insane Sauce
- Nuclear Sauce
- Sweet & Spicy Sauce
- Teriyaki Sauce
- Tongue Torch Sauce
- Wimpy Sauce
This Post is for Informational Purposes Only
Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, food sourcing, and restaurant protocols are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure they can accommodate your situation. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as advice.
There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.
Each location of a chain restaurant has different management and staff, and some might have different owners. This means differences in processes, ingredients used, menu options, and food sourcing can occur. Always verify the safety of your order for your needs at your current location.
Where to Find Zaxby’s
Zaxby’s has close to 1000 locations, with a heavy concentration in the Southeastern U.S. See the website below for addresses, hours, and online ordering.
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Thank you for having items and being thorough with your allergen announcements. We are grateful. My son and I have anaphylaxis reactions to dairy. Thank you so much!
Need to ask no butter on grilled chicken sandwich
I’m an experienced Zaxby-er being from the state it originated in, and as I visited the godairyfree site tonight. Noticed the grilled chicken sandwich was listed as dairy free. I just asked at the counter if it has butter on it and she said “yes, do you want it without butter?”
I said yes, and she repeated that to me in the order at the end. Overall great experience!…but youneed to add that here on Godairyfree. Thanks!!
Response from Go Dairy Free
The grilled chicken sandwich is supposed to be dairy free, and it is not corporate policy to use butter to cook it. Unfortunately, depending on the management, some locations might take liberties on many things, including using butter to cook certain items. I’m glad that you checked, and we’ll add a note that someone has encountered this issue with at least one location. Thank you!
This new dairy free diet I have to follow can be difficult at times and zaxbys made this experience very easy for me to find something df and delicious. Thank you!