Dave’s Hot Chicken Gluten Free Menu Items and Options

Dave’s Hot Chicken is a popular fast casual restaurant chain specializing in spicy chicken tenders, fries, and their Dave’s sauce. The chain has only grown in popularity in recent years, especially after famous rapper, Drake, became a major investor in the chain.

Here’s the story of how Dave’s started:

Dave’s Hot Chicken was created by best friends Dave Kopushyan, Arman Oganesyan, and Tommy and Gary Rubenyan. Dave, a chef trained in Thomas Keller’s (French Laundry) organization set out to create the perfect Hot Chicken by searching, tasting, and frying. The four friends scrounged up $900 to put a tiny stand in an East Hollywood parking lot. The menu was simple, and the chicken was the star. Sourced and prepared to be the juiciest and most tender chicken imaginable, each piece is topped with Dave’s signature mix of spices ranging from No Spice to “The Reaper.”

Arman created Instagram buzz and the lines began to grow. Two nights later, Eater/LA showed up to see what the fuss was about. The next morning’s headline read “East Hollywood’s Late Night Chicken Stand Might Blow Your Mind.” Almost instantly, the lines stretched around the block.

A year later, the boys had the money to open a shop in a hip strip-mall with décor by local street artists, where the crowds continued to grow with wait-times of an hour and more. From there, the incredibly craveable “Hot and Spicy” varieties have created a cult following with rave reviews across the U.S., Canada, UAE & Qatar.

What is gluten free at Dave’s Hot Chicken?

In this article and guide, we’ll highlight all the gluten free menu items, sides, and other gf options available at Dave’s Hot Chicken. Want to learn more nutrition facts about Dave’s Hot Chicken’s foods? Check out their full menu here.

 

Dave’s Hot Chicken Gluten Free Menu

These are all the gluten free options we could find at Dave’s Hot Chicken. Note all items listed below do not contain wheat or gluten, based on information we found around the web. These items still have the potential for cross contamination and other traces of gluten, so please keep that in mind.

Notice anything missing or incorrect? Leave a comment below. This article was last updated: January 17, 2023

 

Food

These are all of the options at Dave’s Hot Chicken we could find, that are free from wheat/gluten ingredients.

  • Fries
  • Cheese Fries*
  • Kale Slaw

* We cannot find information if the cheese sauce is confirmed gluten free. Reviews on Yelp and Find Me Gluten Free helped us determine which items are safe.

 

Drinks

These are all of the drink options at Dave’s Hot Chicken we could find, that are free from wheat/gluten ingredients.

  • Coca-Cola Products
  • Fanta
  • Hi-C
  • Powerade
  • Sprite
  • Gold Peak Sweet Tea
  • Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea
  • Gold Peak Peach Tea
  • Gold Peak Raspberry Tea

 

Dave's hot chicken tenders platter

Photo: Dave’s Hot Chicken Facebook page

 

Items to Avoid at Dave’s Hot Chicken

  • All fried chicken contains gluten.
  • All of the bread options contain gluten.
  • We cannot confirm if the cheese sauce is gluten free.
  • We cannot confirm if the milkshakes are gluten free.

 

Summary of Gluten Free Menu Options at Dave’s Hot Chicken

Pro tips and a quick summary of everything gluten free at Dave’s Hot Chicken

  1. When you order at the restaurant or on the app for delivery/pickup, tell them you have an allergy or Celiac Disease so they take precautions with your food.
  2. Dave’s Hot Chicken has very few options for people with a gluten allergy. According to reviews from visitors, the fries are safe in a dedicated fryer. But aside from the fries and the slaw, there are no other food options to try.
  3. Dave’s Hot Chicken only has 1 review on Find Me Gluten Free, but it is 4 stars and states that the fries are gluten free and the atmosphere is great.
  4. Personal experiences here are unknown. I have never been to Dave’s Hot Chicken yet. Here’s hoping they add some gluten free chicken options and other items so I can give it a try!

 

Dave's Hot Chicken

Photo: Dave’s Hot Chicken Facebook page

 

More Information about Dave’s Hot Chicken

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