Not Your Average Joe’s has Fresh Options for Dairy-Free Diners


Updated in 2021! David Crowley of Cooking Chat recommended this cozy, neighborhood-style restaurant chain for food allergy friendliness. “The staff at Not Your Average Joe’s takes a lot of care to get the order straight and work with you to come up with something that can be enjoyed safely.” Fortunately, the menu at Not Your Average Joe’s is also creative and eclectic, with a good handful of dairy-free options.

Not Your Average Joe's Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Custom Order Options

Dairy-Free Menu Guide for Not Your Average Joe’s

We have also noted custom order information for Not Your Average Joe’s, and will update as more information comes available to us.

Warm Ups

  • Ahi Tuna Wontons (on wontons or cucumber)
  • Chicken Dumplings

Heads Up! Sorry, the Buffalo Caribbean Chicken Tenders at Not Your Average Joe’s contain milk.


  • Ahi Tuna
  • Joe’s House
  • Super Crunch
  • Cobb (no cheese, dairy-free dressing)
  • Waldorf (no cheese)

Dairy-Free Salad Dressings: Balsamic Vinaigrette, Creamy Sherry Vinaigrette, Orange-Sesame Vinaigrette


  • Turkey Avocado Club

Heads Up! The Dijon mustard contains dairy, and it’s used in their mustard crusted chicken, slaw, and aioli.

Custom Orders: You can order the burgers at Not Your Average Joe’s on dairy-free bread with no cheese. They offer a gluten-free bun, which is also dairy-free, but we were told the Martin’s potato roll and ciabatta contain dairy.


  • Heads Up! According to Not Your Average Joe’s Director of Culinary, the “pizza’s recipe has been modified and now contains dairy and egg.” So cheeseless pizzas are not dairy-free.

Other Mains

Heads Up! At this time, none of the mains at Not Your Average Joe’s, even the Asian-style ones, are dairy-free as is. The Dijon mustard contains dairy, and it’s used in their mustard crusted chicken. Their rice is made with butter.

Custom Orders: You can order plain Simple Salmon, Chicken, or Sirloin Tips, and choose dairy-free sides (see below). If you have your heart set on the Chicken & Shrimp Rice Bowl, order it with no rice, and extra vegetables. These are tips from Not Your Average Joe’s Director of Culinary.


  • French Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Sautéed Spinach

Heads Up! The Rice Pilaf at Not Your Average Joe’s does contain dairy, and so does their Table Bread and Gluten-Free Roll. They also offer a “Seasonal Veg” – ask the server if their current option is prepared without dairy.


  • Sorbet

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.

Not Your Average Joe's Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Custom Order Options

Where to Find Not Your Average Joe’s

Not Your Average Joe’s has numerous locations in Massachusetts, and a smattering in Maryland, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia. See their website below for addresses, hours, and online ordering.


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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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