Updated March 2022! As we headed to the California Coast, on our drive home from a trade show in Anaheim, we stumbled upon a Freebirds for lunch. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the food tasted delicious with some pleasantly bold flavors. The menu selection is quite similar to Chipotle or Qdoba, but with their own twists. Since that day, many Freebird locations have come and gone – including the ones in California. They’re now primarily a Texan chain, but still offer a big menu of dairy-free and vegan options, including the ones listed below.
Freebirds Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Gluten-Free & Vegan Options
Freebirds offers an Allergen Guide, but they don’t regularly update it online. Below is the latest information on dairy-free items from the company. They have a few preset bowls, but primarily have a build your own menu, with four different sizes of burritos, bowls, salads, and tacos, and the following component selections. 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 of these Freebirds items are are also made without egg, gluten, nuts, peanut, and soy, unless otherwise noted. And this dairy-free menu guide is vegan, except for the animal meats and paleo bowl.
- Paleo Bowl
- Vegan Bowl
Tortilla / Base
- Flour Tortillas (contains gluten, soy)
- Cayenne Tortillas (contains gluten, soy)
- Grain-Free Tortillas (Siete Cassava Flour brand)
- Corn Tortillas, Taco-Size
- Spring Mix Greens
- Iceburg Lettuce
Heads Up! They always have flour tortillas available for their burritos, but the additional wheat and flavored tortilla options might vary by location.
- Plant-Based Chorizo (vegan) (Abbot’s Butcher brand)
- Seasoned Chicken
- Slow Roasted Pork (contains soy)
- Steak (contains gluten, soy)
- White Meat Chicken
- Vegetarian – No Meat, includes Guacamole (vegan)
- Cauliflower Rice
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Spanish Rice
- Black Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Refried Beans
- Diced Jalapenos
- Diced Onions
- Diced Tomatoes
- Fresh Greens
- Grilled Corn Salsa
- Pico De Gallo
- Roasted Garlic
- Sautéed Peppers and Onions
- Shredded Lettuce
- Tortilla Strips
- BBQ Sauce (contains gluten, soy)
- Creamy Jalapeno Salsa
- Death Sauce
- Fresh House Salsa
- Habenaro Sauce
- Hot Tomatillo Sauce
- Lime Juice
- Mild Tomatillo Sauce
Heads Up! They often have a seasonal salsa. When we’ve checked, these have always been dairy-free, but sometimes contain soy. Check in store on allergens.
- Ancho Dressing
- Roasted Tomatillo Dressing
- Cauliflower Rice
- Fried Potatoes
- Tortilla Chips (gluten cross-contamination warning) and Guacamole, Salsa, Creamy Jalapeno Salsa, or Grilled Corn Salsa
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 Freebirds
As mentioned, Freebirds is mostly in Texas these days, but they still have dozens of locations. See their website below for addresses, hours, and online ordering.
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It is so great i had a super monster burrito one time ate it all