Potbelly’s Gluten Free Menu Items and Options

Potbelly’s is an American sub shop restaurant chain with over 470 locations around the United States.

Owned by Potbelly Corporation, the Potbelly brand is a publicly traded American fast-casual restaurant chain that focuses on submarine sandwiches and milkshakes. Potbelly was founded in 1977 in Chicago, and its name refers to the potbelly stove. Potbelly’s menu features a variety of sandwiches that are all served hot, and the menu includes soup, shakes, smoothies, and cookies. (source)


What is gluten free at Potbelly’s?

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


Potbelly’s Gluten Free Menu

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

Here is the message on Potbelly’s Nutrition Calculator:

Potbelly’s Allergen Statement: Please read, this is VERY Important!

Potbelly Sandwich Shops does serve food that may cause allergic reactions (including eggs, milk, peanuts, seafood, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat). Despite taking precautions, normal shop operations may involve some shared preparation areas, equipment, and utensils; the possibility exists for your food items to come into contact with other food products, including allergens. Also, Potbelly’s food suppliers may change ingredients that may change the information provided here. So please check back from time to time for updates. Wheat and Gluten categories are combined since all Potbelly items containing gluten contain wheat. If you have a food allergy, notify the Potbelly Shop Manager BEFORE ORDERING! Consulting your physician BEFORE dining at Potbelly is advised, if you are concerned that any of Potbelly’s food may cause you adverse health effects. If you need ingredient lists for specific food items because you have a food allergy not addressed in this list, please e-mail your request through the “Talk To Us” link on Potbelly’s website

Notice anything missing or incorrect? Leave a comment below. This article was last updated: November 16, 2021



These are all of the pantry items at Potbelly’s that do not contain wheat/gluten ingredients.

  • Bucket of Pickles
  • Gallon of Hot Peppers
  • Side of Mayo
  • Side of Mustard



These are all of the toppings options at Potbelly’s that do not contain wheat/gluten ingredients.

  • Brown Mustard
  • Horseradish Mayo
  • Hot Peppers
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Lettuce
  • Mayo
  • Oil
  • Pickles
  • Sauerkraut
  • Sliced Onions
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Tomato
  • Balsamic Dressing
  • Diced Red Onion

Premium Toppings

These are all of the premium toppings options at Potbelly’s that do not contain wheat/gluten ingredients.

  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Avocado
  • Coleslaw
  • Cucumbers
  • Egg Patty
  • Hummus
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Sliced Mushrooms
  • Spinach



These are all of the meat options at Potbelly’s that do not contain wheat/gluten ingredients.

  • Bacon
  • Capicola
  • Chicken Salad
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Ham
  • Mortadella
  • Pepperoni
  • Roast Beef
  • Roasted Turkey
  • Salami
  • Sausage
  • Tuna Salad
  • Turkey Breast



These are all of the cheese options at Potbelly’s that do not contain wheat/gluten ingredients.

  • Blue Cheese
  • Cheddar
  • Cheese Whiz
  • Feta
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pepperjack Cheese
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Swiss Cheese



These are all of the salad options at Potbelly’s that do not contain wheat/gluten ingredients.

  • A Wreck Salad
  • Apple Walnut
  • Chicken Salad Salad
  • Clubhouse Salad
  • Farmhouse
  • Gonzo Bonzo Salad
  • Italian Salad
  • Mediterranean Salad
  • Powerhouse
  • Strawberry Bliss Salad
  • Tuna Salad Salad
  • Uptown Salad


  • Celery Salt
  • Cucumbers
  • Diced Red Onion
  • Grape Tomato
  • Italian Seasoning

Premium Toppings

  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Avocado
  • Candied Walnuts
  • Chopped Bacon
  • Diced Apples
  • Diced Cranberry
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Glazed Walnuts
  • Hard Boiled Egg
  • Hummus
  • Red Grapes
  • Roasted Red Peppers



Salad Dressings

These are all of the salad dressing options at Potbelly’s that do not contain wheat/gluten ingredients.

  • Balsamic Dressing
  • Buttermilk Ranch
  • Fat Free Vinaigrette
  • Potbelly Vinaigrette
  • Thousand Island Dressing


Mac & Soups

These are all of the mac & soup options at Potbelly’s that do not contain wheat/gluten ingredients.

  • Classic Tomato
  • Garden Vegetable


  • Chopped Bacon
  • Hot Peppers
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Sliced Mushrooms
  • Avocado
  • Cheddar
  • Sliced Onions


Sides & Chips

These are all of the sides and chip options at Potbelly’s that do not contain wheat/gluten ingredients.

  • Baked Cheetos
  • Baked Lay’s
  • Baked Ruffles Cheddar Cheese & Sour Cream
  • Coleslaw
  • Doritos Cool Ranch
  • Doritos Nacho Cheese
  • Garden Side Salad
  • Good Health Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt Olive Oil Chips
  • Lay’s Classic
  • Potato Salad
  • Zapp’s BBQ Ranch Chips
  • Zapp’s Hotter ‘N Hot Jalapeno Chips
  • Zapp’s Mesquite Bar-B-Cue Chips
  • Zapp’s Regular Chips
  • Zapp’s Salt & Vinegar Chips
  • Zapp’s VooDoo Heat Chips



These are all of the beverage options at Potbelly’s that do not contain wheat or gluten ingredients.

  • Kid’s Chocolate Milk
  • Kid’s Milk
  • Water Bottle
  • Vanilla Shake
  • Coffee Syrup Shake
  • Chocolate Syrup Shake
  • Coke
  • Coke Zero Sugar
  • Diet Coca Cola
  • Diet Dr Pepper
  • Dr Pepper
  • Fanta Orange
  • Fuze Raspberry Tea
  • Minute Maid Lemonade
  • Sprite
  • Sweetened Iced Tea
  • Unsweetened Iced Tea
  • Arizona Tea
  • Cherry Coke
  • Crush
  • Diet Snapple Half & Half
  • Honest Organic Honey Green Tea
  • Honest Organic Peach Tea
  • IBC Cream Soda
  • IBC Root Beer
  • Nantucket Nectars Lemonade
  • Nantucket Nectars Orange Mango
  • Powerade Mountain Berry Blast
  • San Pellegrino
  • San Pellegrino Blood Orange
  • Simply Orange
  • Smartwater
  • Vitamin Water Squeezed Lemonade
  • Vitamin Water XXX Acai Blue Pom


potbelly's sandwich

Photo: Potbelly’s Facebook page


Items to Avoid at Potbelly’s

These items all contain gluten or have a very high risk for gluten contamination:

  • Unfortunately most items contain gluten, including all sandwiches, cookies, and mac and cheese options
  • You can enjoy the salads, but watch out for cross contamination and other ingredients that may contain wheat/gluten


Summary of Gluten Free Menu Options at Potbelly’s

Pro tips and a quick summary of everything gluten free at Potbelly’s

  1. When you order at the store or on the app, tell them you have an allergy or Celiac Disease so they take precautions with your food.
  2. Potbelly’s has very limited options mainly revolving around salads and the meat options/toppings.
  3. Potbelly’s has limited reviews on the Find Me Gluten Free app. They have low ratings for subs, but some positive reviews related to the Tomato Soup and the Garden Vegetable Soup.
  4. Personal experiences here are outdated. I used to love Potbelly’s when I was younger before I developed a gluten allergy. I haven’t been back in over 10 years, but will update this post if I ever visit Potbelly’s again.


potbelly's sandwich shop

Source: Potbelly’s Facebook page


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