The Habit Burger Grill is a Full Meal Deal for Dairy-Free Custormers


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. Just make sure to read all of our notes!

The Habit Burger Grill Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Custom Order Options - burgers, salads, sandwiches, and sides!

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!


  • Charburger
  • Double Charburger
  • BBQ Bacon Charburger
  • Teriyaki Charburger
  • Lettuce Wrap Charburger
  • Santa Barbara Charburger (no cheese, no butter or sub dairy-free bun)

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. Also, their Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms are made with dairy, so you can’t order that burger dairy-free.

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
  • Chicken Club Sandwich (no butter or sub dairy-free bun)
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich (no cheese)
  • Tenderloin Steak Sandwich (sub dairy-free bun)

Heads Up! Make sure you order any of the above on a dairy-free bun or unbuttered bread. See section above for dairy-free bun options.


  • Caesar Salad, Plain or with Chicken, Tuna, or Tenderloin (no cheese, no croutons)
  • Garden Salad, Plain or with Tuna or Tenderloin (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. They list the Superfood Salad as dairy-free on their allergen chart, but it does contain feta and their pesto vinaigrette, so it does require custom ordering.


  • Applesauce
  • 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.

Kid Favorites

  • Charburger with Fries
  • Kids Crispy Chicken bites

Sauces & Toppings

  • Ancho BBQ Sauce
  • Avocado
  • Bacon
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Caramelized Onions
  • Craisins
  • Fire Roasted Corn
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pickled Red Onion
  • Pineapple
  • Quiona
  • 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.

The Habit Burger Grill Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Custom Order Options - burgers, salads, sandwiches, and sides!

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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Rated 5 out of 5
March 21, 2021

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.

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Alisa is the founder of, 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.

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  1. Hello! just a heads up the grilled onions are not vegan. They rest on the grill they use for meat and they also put patties on top of the onions are part of the cooking process.