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Gluten sensitivity has become increasingly common in recent years.

When you’re on a gluten-free diet, it can be challenging to find places where you can eat out with friends or co-workers. Between family gatherings and potlucks, navigating your diet becomes doubly difficult when the only available options include food cooked in the same kitchen as foods that contain gluten. What the fork?

Taco Bell offers a wide variety of gluten-free menu items, including tacos and Power Bowls, among other items. There are gluten-free options for everyone.

Because all of their food is prepared in common areas, they make no promises or guarantees regarding cross contamination though, especially if you have celiac disease. But Taco Bell® does have a number of tasty menu items for the gluten-sensitive.

They are nothing if not flexible. Even the Taco Bell vegan menu is an easy adjustment, although the gluten sensitive may want to steer clear of the Taco Bell secret menu.

Let’s start with what you CAN eat at Taco Bell® if you’re looking for Taco Bell® gluten free.

Generally speaking, because of wheat, taco shells are in and tortillas are out. But there are other items with hidden wheat, so beware.

As with the other specialized Taco Bell® menus, Power Bowls are your friends.

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Gluten is a protein found naturally in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. It’s often used as a binder in baked goods, pasta, and pizza crust. However, some people are sensitive to gluten and develop celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks itself. Those with celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten.

Gluten is found in:

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Oats

The good news is there are plenty of tasty gluten free foods that you can snag at Taco Bell. Here are several delicious options that won’t trigger an allergic reaction.

1. Crunchy Taco Supreme

With with a corn shell and stuffed with beef, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese and a dollop of sour cream, the Crunchy Taco Supreme is a great starter if you’re aiming for gluten free. However, the seasoned beef in this taco does have oats in the ingredients list. Ruh-roh!

But, have no fear! According to Taco Bell’s website, the amount is so small that it’s still considered gluten free, so it’s probably safe. But there’s an easy fix: just substitute chicken for the beef. Ole.

2. Power Menu Bowl

The Power Menu Bowl is probably the most versatile item of anything on the Taco Bell menu. You can mix-n-match nearly anything for your dining pleasure. It’s designed for use without a shell or tortilla, but you can make a gluten free large combo meal with a bowl and save some calories in the process.

Taco Bell recently introduced the Power Menu bowls, which consists of either the chicken or veggie bowls. Both have black beans, seasoned rice, lettuce, guacamole, cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, and avocado ranch sauce.

The veggie version of the Power Menu Bowl is the same as the meat version, but is missing the chicken. Both versions are high in dietary fiber and contain less sodium than regular tacos.

3. Black Beans and Rice

This healthy side dish is perfect for those looking to eat healthier or just trying to save some calories. Black beans are known to contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, protein, and antioxidants. They also help lower cholesterol levels. That means they’re super healthy and a gluten free food too.

The black beans used at Taco Bell are mild flavored, making them easy to pair with many different menu items. For example, you could add black beans to tacos, burritos, quesadillas, Power Bowls, etc.

4. Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos

The classic Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos consist of seasoned ground beef, lettuce, and shredded cheese.

A favorite gluten-free choice is the Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco Supreme. It includes seasoned ground beef, cheddar cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes.

The difference between the regular Nacho Cheese Locos Taco and the Supreme version are the tomatoes and sour cream. Both are gluten free items.

5. Hash Brown Potatoes

According to Wikipedia, the term “hash” is derived from a French word meaning “chop”. So hashed browned potatoes literally means chopped browned potatoes.

Not sure how that got reduced to hash brown, especially since most people I know refer to them as hash browns (note the “s” on the end), but even that is strangely shortened. People like to abbreviate things. Amirite? Seems like eventually they’ll be called simply “hash” or “browns”.

But I digress.

Taco Bell introduced the hash brown to their menu many years ago. They make a nice (although somewhat fatty) addition to breakfast, or even as a very inexpensive snack – cruising in at a mere $1.29.

6. Chips and Cheese, if you please

A classic Mexican food, Taco Bell’s Chips and Nacho Cheese sauce and their big brother, the indulgent Nachos Bellgrande, are made without wheat flour. These aren’t exactly health foods, but they’re another tasty way to eat gluten free.

7. Crunchy Tacos

Next on the Taco Bell gluten free menu is the classic crunchy taco, which consists simply of corn tortillas filled with seasoned beef, lettuce, tomato and cheddar cheese. But what happens when you add extra ingredients like beans, guacamole, salsa and sour cream? You end up with the supreme crunchy tacos. ¡Ay, caramba!

Step it up a notch with one of the following gluten free food options/additions:

  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Chicken Onion
  • Cheese sauce
  • Rice
  • Potato
  • Hot Sauce

As fast-food restaurants go, Taco Bell offers a creative and varied menu with a lot of healthy options, whether you’re into keto, vegan or anything in-between, including a lot of gluten free menu options. So, if you have a hankerin’ for some Taco Bell joy, but have to avoid gluten, this is your place. Oddly, they don’t have green bell peppers.

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TACO BELL® GLUTEN CONTAINING ITEMS
NEW
Cantina Crispy Chicken Taco - Avocado Ranch
Cantina Crispy Chicken Taco - Creamy Chipotle
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ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
Black Bean Chalupa Supreme®
Black Bean Quesarito
Quesarito
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TACOS
Chalupa Supreme® - Beef
Chalupa Supreme® - Chicken
Chalupa Supreme® - Steak
Cheesy Gordita Crunch
Soft Taco - Beef
Soft Taco - Chicken
Soft Taco Supreme® - Beef
Soft Taco Supreme® - Chicken
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BURRITOS
Bean Burrito
Beefy 5-Layer Burrito
Burrito Supreme® - Beef
Burrito Supreme® - Chicken
Burrito Supreme® - Steak
Chili Cheese Burrito (regional)
Quesarito - Beef
Quesarito - Chicken
Quesarito - Steak
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NACHOS
Chips and Nacho Cheese Sauce
Nachos BellGrande® - Beef
Nachos BellGrande® - Chicken
Nachos BellGrande® - Steak
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QUESADILLAS
Beef Quesarito
Black Bean Quesarito
Quesadilla - Cheese
Quesadilla - Chicken
Quesadilla - Steak
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SPECIALTIES
Black Bean Chalupa Supreme® - Specialties
Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme® - Specialties
Black Bean Quesarito - Specialties
Chalupa Supreme® - Specialties
Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes - Specialties
Cheesy Gordita Crunch - Specialties
Cheesy Roll Up - Specialties
Crunchwrap Supreme® - Specialties
Nachos BellGrande® - Specialties
Quesadilla - Specialties
Quesarito - Specialties
Soft Taco - Specialties
Soft Taco Supreme - Specialties
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SIDES & SWEETS
Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes
Cinnabon® Delights™
Cinnamon Twists
Fire Sauce Packet
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NEW CRAVINGS VALUE MENU
Beef Burrito - Value Menu
Beefy Melt Burrito - Value Menu
Cheesy Bean & Rice Burrito - Value Menu
Cheesy Roll Up - Value Menu
Chicken Chipotle Melt - Value Menu
Chipotle Ranch Grilled Chicken Burrito - Value Menu
Chips and Nacho Cheese Sauce - Value Menu
Cinnamon Twists - Value Menu
Fiesta Veggie Burrito - Value Menu
Spicy Potato Soft Taco - Value Menu
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VEGGIE CRAVINGS
Bean Burrito
Black Bean Chalupa Supreme®
Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme®
Black Bean Quesarito
Cheese Quesadilla
Cheesy Bean & Rice Burrito
Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes
Cheesy Roll Up
Chips and Nacho Cheese Sauce
Cinnabon® Delights™
Cinnamon Twists
Spicy Potato Soft Taco
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BREAKFAST
Breakfast Crunchwrap - Bacon
Breakfast Crunchwrap - Sausage
Breakfast Crunchwrap - Steak
Breakfast Salsa Packet
Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito - Bacon
Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito - Fiesta Potato
Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito - Sausage
Cinnabon® Delights™
Grande Toasted Breakfast Burrito - Bacon
Grande Toasted Breakfast Burrito - Sausage
Grande Toasted Breakfast Burrito - Steak
Hash Brown Toasted Breakfast Burrito - Bacon
Hash Brown Toasted Breakfast Burrito - Sausage
Hash Brown Toasted Breakfast Burrito - Steak