Eating out when following a gluten free diet can be a real bummer. After all, ordering salad after salad because you can’t eat anything else is enough to make anyone a little sad. Sometimes you just want a stinkin’ burger (with an actual bun)!
I admit there have been times I have broken down and cried because there wasn’t anything else I could order. I know it’s not a huge thing, but it just gets pretty darn frustrating sometimes!
So when I find a place that actually has good gluten free options, I want to shout it from the rooftops! And in this post, I am so excited to share a tasty treasure I recently discovered at Culver’s plus their complete and updated gluten free menu.
So grab a handful of napkins, and let’s dive in!
Culver’s Gluten Free Bun Review 2023
AKA: The Bun That Blew Me Away!
There’s a Culver’s next to the gym my daughter goes to, and we had stopped by several times to grab a quick bite before her classes.
Their menu didn’t mention any gluten free options, and silly me, I just automatically assumed they didn’t have any and resigned myself to another salad.
One day, however, I was searching for a place with a good gluten free hamburger bun, and learned that they had a gluten free bun at Culver’s. What?! So the next time we went in, I gave it a try and all I can say is, WOW!
Normally, I fall under the camp of “beggars can’t be choosers” when it comes to gluten free buns (people with no other options must be content with what is offered), but this bun was so good, it didn’t feel like a compromise at all! It even came heated in its own sealed bag to prevent cross-contamination (see the photo above). It was soft and warm and absolutely delicious.
But wait there’s more (does this phrase remind everyone of a cheesy infomercial or is it just me)! Not only is Culver’s gluten free bun the best tasting GF bun I have tried, it’s also only $1.20 extra. This means you can get a double ButterBurger with gluten free bun for under $7.
Bravo Culver’s, bravo!
Culver’s Gluten Free Bun Ingredients
Want to know more about this magical GF bun? Well, here you go!
Culver’s serves Rotella’s Gluten Free Bun.
The ingredients include: Water, Modified Starch, Rice Flour and Rice Starch, Chickpea, Granulated Sugar, Faba Bean Protein, Canola Oil, Salt, Yeast, Sorbitan Monostearate, Ascorbic Acid, Pea Fiber, Modified Cellulose, Cultured Brown Rice, Brown Rice, Xanthan Gum, and Psyllium Husk Powder.
For more information, you can read about Culver’s Gluten Free Bun here.
Culver’s Gluten Free Menu 2023
Eating gluten free at Culver’s is all about options.
They say variety is the spice of life, and while the gluten free bun from Culver’s is absolutely amazing, you might find yourself wanting something a little different from time to time. It’s okay, the bun understands 🙂
Fortunately, Culver’s offers an impressive selection of gluten free menu items. Here is the complete list of gluten free items currently available on their menu (updated May 2022):
ButterBurgers (with GF bun)
• ButterBurger “The Original”
• ButterBurger Cheese
• Mushroom & Swiss ButterBurger
• The Culver’s Bacon Deluxe
• The Culver’s Deluxe
• Chicken Cashew Salad with Grilled Chicken
• Cranberry Bacon Bleu Salad with Grilled Chicken
• Strawberry Fields Salad with Grilled Chicken
• Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
• Culver’s Vinaigrette
• Honey Mustard Dressing
• Ken’s Blue Cheese Dressing
• Ken’s Country French
• Ken’s Raspberry Vinaigrette
• Broccoli Cheese Soup
• George’s® Chili
• George’s® Chili Supreme
• Crinkle Cut Fries (Cross-contamination risk – ask about fryer)
• Steamed Broccoli
Gluten Free Ice Cream
• Chocolate Shake
• Culver’s Root Beer Float
• Mint Shake
• Peanut Butter Shake
• Raspberry Shake
• Salted Caramel Shake
• Strawberry Shake
• Vanilla Shake
• Banana Split
• Caramel Cashew Sundae
• Turtle Sundae
• Chocolate Dish
• Vanilla Dish
• Lemon Ice
Related Article: There are so many amazing gluten-free dessert options at Culver’s, I wrote a separate article! Read about Culver’s Gluten-Free Custard here.
Living a gluten free lifestyle can be tough, but if you know where to go and what to order, it doesn’t seem like such a hard thing after all.
Culver’s is one of those special places that makes eating out easy and delicious! Their gluten free bun is the best I’ve ever tried, and at only $1.20 extra, it’s a great value too. There are also plenty of other gluten free options on the menu, so you’re sure to find something you’ll love.
I hope this article helps you enjoy eating out the gluten free way! For more gluten free dining advice, check out these articles: