Moe’s Southwest Grill – Fresh Mex for Every Special Diet


Eat Dairy Free - Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and SweetsUpdated 2020! Despite the regional name, Moe’s Southwest Grill started in Atlanta, and I’ve never seen one in the Southwest. But they do have about 5000 locations in the U.S., and some locations in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France. There also is no Moe. Moe’s is an acronym for “Musicians, Outlaws and Entertainers,” which is why they have music and art themes at their restaurants.

Pretty much anything that looks creamy or cheesy at Moe’s Southwest Grill does contain dairy, but that still leaves a big menu of fresh-Mex options. You can order bowls, burritos, salads, and tacos, and they even have a few desserts. They also provide paleo, vegan, “gluten friendly,” keto, and whole30 menu options.

Moe's Southwest Grill Dairy-Free Menu Items and other Allergen and Special Diet Information

No Dairy (Milk-Based) Ingredients at Moe’s Southwest Grill (see disclaimer below)

  • Tortilla Products – Flour Tortillas, Whole Grain Tortillas, Corn Tortillas, Crispy Corn Tortillas, Tortilla Chips, Salad Bowl
  • Proteins Adobo Chicken, Chicken, Steak, Pork Carnitas, Fish, Organic Tofu, Black Beans, Pinto Beans
  • Grains – Seasoned Rice, Cilantro Lime Rice, Quinoa
  • Other Toppings – Diced Onions, Fresh Jalapenos, Chopped Cilantro, Diced Tomatoes, Corn Pico, Chopped Romaine, Grilled Onions, Grilled Peppers, Grilled Mushrooms, Pickled Red Onions, Shredded Cabbage, Pickled Jalapenos, Diced Cucumbers, Black Olives, Shredded Lettuce, Lime Wedges, Avocado, Bacon Pieces
  • Sauces – Guacamole, Buffalo Sauce, Pico de Gallo, Southwest Vinaigrette, Hard Rock and Roll Hot Sauce, El Guapo Salsa, Kaiser Salsa, Tomatillo Salsa, Space B’Green Salsa, Southwest Tomatillo Salsa, Tomatillo’s Hot Friend Salsa, Scorpion Pepper Salsa, Ghostujang Salsa
  • Soup – Baja Enchilada
  • Dessert – Brownie, Cinnamon Chips

Other Allergen Notes

  • Their Ground Beef does contain milk.
  • Gluten-free diners should stick to their bowls and salads. Moe’s lists all of their tortilla products (including the corn ones) as containing gluten.

Vegan Menu Items at Moe’s Southwest Grill

Moe’s offers a whole vegan menu of items, which includes the whole grain tortillas, corn tortillas, and corn chips, black beans, pinto beans, tofu, quinoa, seasoned rice, cilantro lime rice, vegetables listed above, and most of the sauces listed above. Neither of the desserts listed above is shown as vegan (the brownies contain egg).

They have conflicting vegan information on their website for several other menu items. The guacamole is listed on the vegan menu, but is noted as not vegan in the nutrition. It looks like the Space B’Green Salsa isn’t vegan, but they have conflicting information about the Kaiser salsa.  The Salad Bowl is also listed on their vegan menu, but is shown as non-vegan in their nutrition facts. Verify before ordering.

Moe's Southwest Grill Dairy-Free Menu Items and other Allergen and Special Diet Information

More Details from Moe’s Southwest Grill

Allergen Disclaimer from Moe’s Southwest Grill: Moe’s does not guarantee that cross-contact with allergens will not occur.

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*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: January 2, 2020

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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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