Updated in 2021! If you’re tired of paying for “no cheese” then visit The Habit Burger Grill. Most of their savory menu is dairy-free, and cheese is an “extra” that comes with an upcharge. And really, it isn’t needed. They offer flavorful fare with a range of buns, proteins, and toppings, and everything is grilled to order. Dairy-free guests can enjoy the majority of the burgers, sandwiches, and salads at this counter-serve, fast-casual spot.
The Habit Burger Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Custom Options
This menu includes items that are dairy-free, custom order options, and some allergen notes. Each burger and sandwich at The Habit Burger has a default bun or bread, but you get to pick your dairy-free bun of choice – just order it!
- Double Charburger
- BBQ Bacon Charburger
- Teriyaki Charburger
- Lettuce Wrap Charburger
- Santa Barbara Charburger (no butter, no cheese)
Heads Up! Most of their burgers at The Habit Burger technically come without cheese (you pay extra for it), but the staff likes to quickly add the cheese upgrade to your order as they ask (we’ve had it happen at various locations, many times). Make sure you firmly state no cheese and double check your burger before taking a bite.
Dairy-Free Bun Options: Plain Bun, Seeded Bun, Wheat Bun, Lettuce Wrap. They do butter their Sourdough and Ciabatta bread, so butter may be present on the grill at The Habit Burger. The Sourdough bread itself, without butter spread, is dairy-free.
- Crispy Chicken Sandwich
- Veggie Burger (vegan)
- Ahi Tuna Sandwich (see note below; dairy-free bread/bun)
- Chicken Club Sandwich (dairy-free bread/bun)
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich (no cheese, dairy-free bread/bun)
- Tri-Tip Sandwich (dairy-free bread/bun)
Heads Up! Make sure you order any of the above on a dairy-free bun or unbuttered bread. The Habit Burger lists the Ahi Tuna Sandwich as containing dairy on the allergen chart online, but it has no dairy-containing ingredients, and we’ve verified it as dairy-free at a few Habit locations.
- Caesar Salad with Chicken, Tuna, or Tri Tip (no cheese, no croutons)
- Garden Salad (no croutons)
- Grilled Chicken Salad (no croutons)
- Santa Barbara Cobb Salad (no cheese)
- Southwest BBQ Chicken Salad (no cheese, dairy-free dressing)
- Superfood Salad (no cheese, dairy-free dressing)
Salad Dressings: Caesar Salad Dressing, Fat Free Italian Dressing, House Dressing, Italian Dressing, Red Wine Vinaigrette, Sweet Mustard Dressing
Heads Up! The Croutons at The Habit Burger do contain milk. In addition to the cheese and ranch dressings, the Kale Pesto Vinaigrette and Thousand Island Dressing do contain dairy.
- Crispy Chicken bites
- French Fries
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Tempura Green Beans
- Side Salad (dairy-free dressing)
Heads Up! The Onion Rings at The Habit Burger do contain dairy, and are cooked in a shared fryer with the other fried items.
Sauces & Toppings
- Ancho BBQ Sauce
- BBQ Sauce
- Caramelized Onions
- Fire Roasted Corn
- Pickled Red Onoin
- Roasted Garlic Aioli
- Spicy Red Pepper Sauce
- Tartar Sauce
- Teriyaki Sauce
Heads Up! The Sautéed Portabella Mushrooms at The Habit Burger do contain dairy.
This Post is for Informational Purposes Only
Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that 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.
Where to Find The Habit Burger Grill
They have tons of restaurants in California, and dozens more in other states. See the website below for locations, hours, and their allergen information.
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Love the dairy-free options
Their service is always slow, and they love putting cheese on even when you don’t order it, at every location we’ve been to. BUT, they always make it right and the food is affordable and delicious. We love it when we visit a place with a Habit grill, it makes lunch or dinner easy.