Universal Studios Gluten Free Hollywood Edition

Minion Cafe Gluten Free Universal Studios

Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood Gluten Free guide. While this is a guide for Hollywood Universal Studios, we do have a small food guide for Universal Studios Florida as well at the end. You can jump to the Universal Florida section here, but let’s discuss the gluten free options at Universal Studios Hollywood! 

Best Things to do at Universal Studios Hollywood

A special note: if you read through everything and still can’t find something you would like to eat, Universal’s City Walk is located outside Universal Studios Hollywood, which offers an array of restaurant options, and while it’s not right in the park, if you are looking for something more, this is always an option and a short walk outside. You will need to get a reentry stamp to exit the park and reenter. 

Universal Studios Hollywood Gluteen Free Restaurants

When it comes to theme parks, a gluten allergy and gluten intolerance are just not something on the top of their minds; like many places you already go, finding items for yourself or the group you are with can be difficult. Thankfully Gluten free at Universal Studios isn’t difficult, and they understand the struggle of dietary food restrictions and have provided numerous gluten-free options. As well as vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free.

Our guide for Universal Studios Gluten Free Hollywood will be broken down into the upper lot and lower lot in addition to lands or areas and then restaurants to help you navigate where you are going. Getting around the park is a little different with the escelators between the lower and upper lot. 

Before you order, always make sure to ask a team member about food allergies and gluten-free items and ask for a ingredients menu or a gluten-free menu. Sometimes, there are new offerings or holiday favorites that are available. 

Additionally, you can head to the guest services location, where you can discuss the variety of gluten free options within the park. 

Now, let’s dive into the Universal Studios Gluten Free Hollywood Edition List.

Ultimate Guide to Universal Studios Hollywood Gluten Free

Our Favorite Place for Great Gluten-Free Food 

These spots have great gluten-free options that we have tried and love. 

Jurassic Cafe – Lower Lot

  • Tropical Roasted Chicken Salad
  • Isla Salad – I tried this salad last time I was there. I believe it is, but it is not on the official GF menu at Universal Studios Hollywood. Double-check while you are there. It was a lettuce, arugula, and cabbage salad mix with hearts of palm, cherry tomato, cucumber, pickled red onion, and queso fresco cheese. The dressing was on the side. 

Toadstool Cafe – Lower Lot

  • Piranha Plant Caprese Salad
  • Tomato Basil Soup

Minion Cafe – Upper Lot

  • Loaded Nachos with Chicken

UPPER LOT

Hollywood & Dine

  • Hollywood Burger- Ask for a gluten-free bun & no French fries
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich – Ask for a gluten-free bun & no French fries
  • Chicken Caesar Salad – Ask for no croutons
  • Fresh Fruit Cup

Mel’s Diner

Full-service restaurants

  • Mel’s Classic Burger – Ask for a gluten-free bun & with crinkle-cut fries.
  • Chicken Caesar Salad – Ask for no croutons
  • BBQ Brisket Sandwich – Ask for a gluten-free bun and crinkle-cut fries

Minion Cafe

  • Chicken Caesar Salad – Ask for no croutons
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Loaded Nachos with Chicken
  • Fresh Fruit Cup
Loaded Nachos Minion Cafe Gluten Free Universal Studios Hollywood

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley

Three Broomsticks™ 

Full-Service Restaurants 

  • Herb Roast Chicken Platter
  • Roasted Chicken Salad
  • Spare Ribs Platter served with corn on the cob and roasted potatoes
  • Smoked Turkey Leg Platter served with potato wedges

Butterbeer Cart 

  • Butterbeer and Butterbeer Ice Cream are Gluten-free but not dairy-free

There are many different kinds of butterbeer: frozen butterbeer, cold butterbeer, and hot butterbeer. 

Each of the different kinds of butterbeer is gluten free at Universal Studios.

Phineas Q. Butterfat’s Ice Cream

If you are looking for a sweet treat, Phineas is your stop. Located in the upper lot

  • Soft-serve ice cream 

Cletus’ Chicken Shack

  • Chicken Caesar Salad – Ask for no croutons
  • Thrilled to be Grilled Chicken Sandwiches – Ask for a gluten-free bun & no French fries

Krusty Burger

  • Krusty Burger (request gluten-free bun & no French fries)
  • Clogger Burger – Ask for a gf bun & no French fries
  • Chicken Caesar Salad (request no croutons)
  • Mother Nature Burger (request Gluten-free bun & no French fries) – Note: Gluten-free bun contains egg

Cocina Mexicana

  • Chicharrones de Pollo

City Snacks

  • Spiced Cashew Brittle
  • Trix Cereal Treats

Universal Tower Snack Bar

  • Jumbo Turkey Legs

LOWER LOT

Jurassic Café

There is great seating, drinks, and decently yummy food. 

  • Turkey Leg Platter (request no French fries)
  • Tropical Roasted Chicken Salad 
  • Isla Burger (request gluten-free bun & no French fries)
  • BBQ Brisket Sandwich (request gluten-free bun & no French fries)
  • Isla Salad (double-check for GF)
Isla Salad Jurassic Cafe Universal Studios Hollywood Gluten Free

Toadstool Cafe

The hardest place to get into but No. 1 on our list and many dining lists. There are not a lot of gluten free options here, but what they do have is delicious. 

If it’s a nonbusy day, this is a MUST.

First and foremost you have to head down to the lower lot and scan the QR code you see before you head into the warp pipe. 

While it is typically standing on the left side before you walk in, it can move. 

Scanning the QR code allows you to join the virtual queue for the restaurant. 

If you have an early access pass or have already selected a virtual queue for Super Nintendo World, this does not give you access to the restaurant or the Mario ride. 

I know you are here for food, but let’s be honest: there’s a lot when it comes to Super Nintendo World. 

Back to the food. 

So, what should you order if you are NOT GF? 

Everything! 

But. 

For our gluten free friends 

  • Piranha Plant Caprese
  • Tomato Soup

Both are absolutely delicious, although your options are limited. If you want a great experience and some of the best food, this is your go-to. 

Universal Studios Hollywood Gluten Free Caprese Salad Toadstool Cafe
Toadstool Cafe Menu Gluten Free Universal Studios
Toadstool Cafe Menu 2 Gluten Free Universal Studios
Universal Studios Hollywood Toadstool Cafe Gluten Free

Wrapping up Universal Studios Hollywood Gluten Free

Embarking on a gluten-free adventure at Universal Studios Hollywood involves more than just dining choices. By considering ride accessibility and snack availability and leveraging technology and information, you can elevate your theme park experience. Armed with these tips, gluten-free visitors can confidently explore the wonders of Universal Studios Hollywood, creating magical memories without compromising their dietary needs. Get ready for a gluten-free extravaganza in the heart of Hollywood!

We will now jump into Universal CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood and then quickly discuss a few options in Florida for Gluten Free. 

Universal City Walk 

We will briefly discuss GF options at Universal Studios Hollywood City Walk. Universal City Walk is a common public area that has multiple restaurants and shops for people to enjoy on a park off day or even to enjoy during your park time. 

Antojitos Cocina Mexicana:

  • Savor the Flavors:
    • Indulge in authentic Mexican cuisine with gluten-free options like street corn, guacamole, and specially prepared tacos with corn tortillas.
    • Communicate your dietary needs to the staff for a customized and safe dining experience.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen:

  • Sweet and Savory Delights:
    • Relish gluten-free options like the Roasted Chicken Quinoa Bowl or the Grilled Salmon.
    • For dessert, the Flourless Chocolate Cake is a must-try for a decadent and gluten-free treat.

Vivo Italian Kitchen:

  • Italian Elegance:
    • Enjoy gluten-free pasta dishes like the Penne Bolognese or the Shrimp Scampi.
    • The knowledgeable staff can guide you through the menu and suggest suitable gluten-free alternatives.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville:

  • Island-Inspired Fare:
    • Savor gluten-free options such as the Blackened Chicken Sandwich (on gluten-free bread) or the Volcano Nachos (sans gluten).
    • The laid-back atmosphere and accommodating staff enhance the overall dining experience.

Hard Rock Cafe:

  • Rockin’ Gluten-Free Choices:
    • Choose from gluten-free burgers, salads, and mains like the Grilled Norwegian Salmon.
    • The staff is well-versed in handling gluten-free requests, ensuring a safe and enjoyable meal.

Buca di Beppo:

  • Family-Style Feast:
    • Dive into gluten-free pasta dishes, such as the Spaghetti Marinara or Chicken Limone.
    • Buca di Beppo is known for its family-style servings, making it a delightful spot for gluten-free group dining.

Blaze Pizza:

  • Create Your Masterpiece:
    • Craft your gluten-free pizza with a variety of toppings and sauces at this popular pizza joint.
    • The staff is trained to accommodate gluten-free requirements, providing a tasty and customizable experience.

Mini Monster:

  • Sweet Sensations:
    • Indulge in gluten-free boba tea or a refreshing fruit slush at Mini Monster, perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co:

  • Dive into a seafood extravaganza with gluten free options like grilled shrimp or the Shrimp New Orleans.
  • Communicate your gluten free needs to the friendly staff for a tailored dining experience. 

​Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk isn’t just an entertainment hub—it’s a paradise for gluten-free gastronomy. From Mexican delights to Italian classics and everything in between, these dining spots cater to various tastes while ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for gluten-free enthusiasts. Get ready to embark on a gluten-free culinary journey that complements the entertainment wonders of Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk!

Universal Studios Florida Gluten Free

The Universal Studios Florida gluten-free options are extremely limited to meat, salad, and quick snacks if you check the labels. 

Universal Florida is currently made up of two parks. We will add Epic Universe once it is open and running. Currently, they are still shooting for their Summer 2025 grand opening. 

 There are two universal parks that make up Universal Studios Orlando. Universal Orlando Resort and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Similarly to Hollywood they also have a Universal Citywalk. 
We will discuss an overview of food for Universal Studios Florida.

As we mentioned earlier, please make sure to always talk about your dietary restrictions with a team member before ordering. While there are a number of options available, gluten-free isn’t just about the food you are consuming; it is sometimes about the dedicated fryer they use or cross-contamination that can be an issue. 

Gluten-Free Dining Options: Universal Studios Orlando is committed to catering to various dietary needs, and gluten-free options are available throughout the park. Here’s a glimpse of the gluten-free dining choices at some of the popular locations:

Three Broomsticks (The Wizarding World of Harry Potter):

  • Enjoy a magical dining experience in Hogsmeade with gluten-free options like the Grilled Chicken Salad and the Rotisserie Smoked Chicken Platter.
  • Accompany your meal with a glass of gluten-free pumpkin juice or butterbeer.

Leaky Cauldron

  • The Leaky Cauldron has multiple themed beverages to enjoy that are gf.
  • Otter’s fizzy orange juice
  • Butterbeer
  • Tongue Tying Lemon Squash

Mythos Restaurant (Islands of Adventure):

  • Delight in Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with gluten-free choices such as the Grilled Chicken Souvlaki and the Grilled Salmon.
  • The staff is knowledgeable about gluten-free requirements and can assist with any concerns.

Lombard’s Seafood Grille (Universal Studios Florida):

  • Savor seafood delights with gluten-free options like the Grilled Swordfish or the Shrimp Scampi.
  • The chef is accommodating and willing to adjust dishes to meet dietary needs.

Mel’s Drive-in

Today Cafe

Green Eggs & Ham Cafe: Seuss Landing

  • You will find the quick-service restaurant Green Eggs & Ham Cafe, where you will find tater tots with a multitude of topping options. Make sure the toppings you are selecting are gluten free.

Navigating Snack Options: 

​While exploring the park, you might crave a quick gluten-free snack. Here are some go-to options:

  • Fresh Fruit Stands:
    • Grab a refreshing and naturally gluten-free snack at various fruit stands scattered across the park.
  • Butterbeer Ice Cream:
    • Indulge in the iconic butterbeer flavor with the gluten-free butterbeer ice cream available at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour.

Tips for a Seamless Gluten-Free Experience:

  1. Advance Planning:
    • Research gluten-free options in advance and plan your meals to avoid any last-minute stress.
  2. Communication is Key:
    • When dining, communicate your gluten-free needs to the staff, and don’t hesitate to ask questions about preparation methods.
  3. Allergen Menus:
    • Universal Studios Orlando provides allergen menus at many dining locations, offering detailed information about ingredients and potential allergens.

City Walk at Universal Studios Orlando

Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar 

Margaritaville

The volcano nachos are delicious!

Recap Universal Studios Gluten Free

We hope you found this blog post helpful for your next Universal Studios gluten free dining experience. We wish Universal Studios Florida put a little more into the gluten free options, but we are excited that Universal Studios Hollywood has a few great options besides pure meat or just a basic salad. 

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