Panera Bread – Updated Gluten-Free Menu

It dawned on me the other day that it had been a while since I got an updated menu from Panera Bread. I went to their site to view the newest menu & compared to the list I had and it was outdated. I immediately sent out an email and just got this back from Pat.

Dear Kim,
Thank you for contacting Panera Bread.

I have included below a list of our menu items that do not contain gluten-containing ingredients. However, because we bake fresh bread daily in our bakery-cafes and bread is core to our menu, we simply cannot ensure that there has been no contact between these items, or any other menu items, and gluten.

Not all of the items listed are currently on our menu and some new menu items have not yet been evaluated for the purposes of inclusion on this list. However, you can find complete ingredients listings for current menu items on our website. (When you choose a menu item in our online Nutrition Calculator, click on the “ingredients” link for ingredients information for that item.)

Please note that nutritional information on our website is updated periodically. New products may be available in our bakery-cafes before a periodic update of this site. In addition, some menu items may be available only on a regional, test or seasonal basis. Nutritional information about these menu items is available at the participating bakery-cafes. Tests of new recipes of existing products may be conducted from time to time in certain markets. These new recipes may contain different/additional ingredients, including allergens, as compared to the original version. Nutritional information about these menu items is available at the participating bakery-cafes. For the most update-to-date information, please call or visit your nearest bakery-cafe to speak with a manager.

Thank you again for contacting us. We appreciate your business and value your comments.

Customer Comment Coordinator

GLUTEN FREE LIST – Panera Bread **

**Although we try to meet your special requirements, we cannot ensure that these items have not come into contact with gluten in our bakery-café.

** Gorgonzola and bleu cheeses are commonly made with mold incubated on wheat. Some may choose to avoid these cheeses for this reason and you may substitute another cheese if you prefer. Items containing these ingredients are indicated below with (G) or (BC).

Salads: (including the salad dressing)
(source of modified food starch is corn)

Greek Salad Fandango Salad (G)

Caesar Salad (without croutons)

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad (without croutons)

Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Salmon Caesar Salad (without croutons)

Asian Sesame Chicken Salad (without Won Ton noodles)

Classic Cafe Salad

Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with Chicken

Fuji Apple Chicken Salad (G)

California Mission Chicken Salad

Orchard Harvest Chicken Salad (G)

Chopped Chicken Cobb Salad (G)

BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad

Low Fat Vegetarian Black Bean
Cuban Black Bean and Lentil
Vegetarian Roasted Red Pepper & Lentil
Vegetarian Butternut Squash
Creamy Tomato (without croutons)
Low-Fat Vegetarian Southwest

Tomato & Roasted Corn

Turkey Chickpea Chili

Summer Corn Chowder

Low-Fat Chicken Tortilla Soup

Salad Dressings:
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Raspberry Vinaigrette
Asian Sesame Vinaigrette
White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Roasted Garlic &

Meyer’s Lemon Vinaigrette

BBQ Ranch

Juice, both apple and orange
Soda, fountain and bottled
Tea, regular and Chai Tea
All lattes & Frozen beverages
Strawberry Smoothie
Hot Chocolate
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Gingerbread Latte
Panera Bread Potato Chips

I am especially excited about the Mediterranean Salmon Salad! I can’t wait to hit Panera & give this a try!


Don’t forget – you only have until midnight to enter my contest to win a free box of Van’s frozen GF foods!!

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