Buffalo Wild Wings


This restaurant is far from health food, but my husband has a weakness for wings, so we have visited on a couple of occasions. Overall, it is pretty decent, and they do have many dairy-free options.

To get the current and complete allergen list (covering all of the biggies), email them directly via their website (below) and they will get back to you within a day or two with the allergen listing.

The info I received could be outdated at any time, so as I said, get a list from them directly before you go. Also, this isn't a good place for severe allergies, particularly if you have the fried items in mind. They do use a shared fryer for all of the fried foods, and preventing cross-contamination isn't a top priority in their kitchens.

That said, here were some dairy-free (by ingredient) items that I was pleased to find on the menu:

  • All of the wing sauces aside from the Parmesan Garlic (obviously) and the Caribbean Jerk (not so obviously). Several of their wing sauces are made with HFCS though.
  • The wings – both traditional and boneless – but keep in mind that shared fryer.
  • The coleslaw, marinara, and salsa – but keep those wings out of the other dipping sauces.
  • The pulled pork and crispy fish sandwiches. Sorry, the veggie burger is a no go.
  • The chicken tenders, french fries, and buffalo chips.

Now, even without the cheese, the burgers have dairy due to a seasoning they add. Though you should be able to ask for it without the seasoning.

To find locations and to contact them about their allergen menu, see the Buffalo Wild Wings website: www.buffalowildwings.com

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, 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.


  1. Visited BWW with the family and asked for thier allergy menu which they brought out to me no problem. I was happy to see that the seasoning for the burgers is dairy free now so I had little issue ordering. I just had a build your own burger and fries and it was great.

  2. If you ask them to bake your food instead of frying, also telling them about your food allergy, you may be okay. I also have severe food problems.


  3. I have a severe Milk Allergy and am always having a hard time with finding dairy free restaurants. I greatly appreciate your site, as its given me some good places to try out, even though they may not all be perfectly safe for my level of sensitivity. I recently had a Buffalo Wild Wings open near my house and myself, like your husband, love my wings, when I can find sauce that’s dairy free. I was excited to find out that most of their sauces are dairy free, and their traditional wings are dairy free as well. I emailed them to verify the information that I had found myself and found that the information was completely correct in their Allergen Menu (which I have, if you would like a copy). HOWEVER, they do not separate any foods. For instance, their mozzarella sticks are cooked in the same fryer as their wings. There is no separation, so you likely are getting a trace amount of dairy, even in the wings that have no dairy ingredients. Probably not a concern for someone that is just attempting to get healthy, but still a risk for those of us with an allergy.

    Just thought you would like that information to continue your list. Keep up the good work, I really appreciate the hope this side provides.

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