Reading the Hershey Park website, I was thrilled to read about the GF options and all the trained staff who can make GF food. Unfortunately, what is on the internet doesn't match reality. We made four trips to Hershey this year (twice in Summer and twice for Christmas in Candylane), and on all occasions, the Allergy Outpost was not open. I'm not even sure it's still there anymore. That left GF options at Founder's Kitchen, Overlook Cafe, and Chick-fil-a. Out of all three, Chick-fil-a turned out be the best option... unless you show up on a Sunday. At Overlook cafe, it took forever to find someone to make the GF food, and in retrospect, burning a $20 bill probably would have made me feel better afterwards. So, yes they have a GF only prep area, but they kept going back to the regular kitchen to get ladles, tongs, and didn't bother changing their gloves. Plenty of opportunities for cross contamination. But the worst part was the food tasted terrible. The GF pizza tasted like a placemat with sauce and cheese, the chicken tenders tasted weird... and don't get me started on the GF fries. The lessons learned is... yes, Hershey has GF options, but you may not want to eat it. PS - Don't bother with the GF options at Chocolate World... they tasted terrible too...
We went to Hershey because we knew there was an allergy outpost to get safe gluten free food. We were super disappointed to find it was closed on a super busy Saturday. We were able to go to a different food establishment that could accommodate our dietary needs. Gf pizza and gf/df chicken nuggets and French fries. So we did find food but it was disappointing that the outpost was closed.
Allergy outpost closed on non busy days. Went again on a Friday and it was open. Nice to have dedicated GF stand but, my goodness, this location must have the SLOWEST employees in the history of theme park food service. Pretty much ruined the experience.
The beloved allergen friendly Outpost restaurant was closed. Uh, what am I gonna eat now: (
5 stars for intent, 1 star for execution. On the day we were there (peak holiday weekend) Decades GF window was closed entirely, Outpost line was insanely long, and GF staff at Overlook Food Court was moving at a snail's pace. Nonetheless, we appreciate the park's attention to allergens.
Dedicated gluten and nut free in park! Other allergens listed on menu. Quick service, food very good!
The Outpost is gluten and nut free. The pretzle bites and chicken tenders were outstanding.
The Outpost at Hershey Park only serves Gluten Free. They also listed other allergens ( dairy, soy etc...) Food was fresh and delicious.
So many celiac friendly restaurants! I've been to the overlook cafe, where they cook gluten free food in a separate area and it was amazing. I've also been to Outpost where it's only gluten free food. Hersheypark is so good about being gluten free!
Had a great cheeseburger @ Outpost & can't wait to try the soft pretzels! So happy Hersheypark has gf options in multiple locations. Had pizza @ Overlook & that wasn't very good.
Gluten free window at the overlook food court near the kissing tower. open during Christmas candylane. Several options.
The outpost is terrific. Hard to believe it's all gf. Buff chix wrap and soft pretzel bites were great. Kudos to hsy to make a safe place for us all
5 stars for safety and options available. I ate at The Outpost and had the chicken tenders and pretzel bites. Chicken was OK, coating was a little grainy but still nice to have the option. The pretzel bites were AMAZING, reminded me of Auntie Anne's, better than usual gluten-containing soft pretzels you get at theme parks!
New allergen friendly location. Very knowledgeable and caring staff. Nice to have an option when in a busy amusement park and not have to worry about being sick. Also several other locations with options throughout the park.
They have a new food stand that is dedicated gluten free. Great variety of food! I had a fantastic southwest chicken wrap! And an amazing rice crispy treat! Thank you Hershey!
What a great focus on allergen friendly eating at Hershey Park! We found the Overlook Food Court which features a gluten free concession with a bunch of options. Certificates are posted to show employees have gone through allergen safe certification. GF options include chicken fingers, burgers, hot dogs, fries, and pizza. We enjoyed the pizza and fries!
Hershey Park is a wonderful place for children with celiac and others who need to be gluten free! We have seen an expansion in GF availability between our visit last year and this year at the Overlook Food Court. Where last year we ordered at the same counter as everyone else and had to wait a bit for designated fryers to be turned on, there is now a gluten free station and someone staffing it, with expanded options. The food is amusement park food, but it is great to see how Hershey Park is doing it right and keeping GF customers safe.
Thankful for the Outpost. So many options!
Easiest way to know where to eat is to download the app. App shows all ingredients. Good selection and even one dedicated GF place.
The Outpost (Frontier area) is gluten-free, nut-free and fish/shellfish-free. So excited!
I've never been to a theme park that was so allergen friendly! I ate at The Outpost. I had the roasted veggie sandwich that tasted so good I questioned whether or not it was really gf. The pretzels bites were good too. There were so many choices I wanted to order it all!
we ate at the food court and while they had a decent sized GF menu, they only offered hamburgers and hot dogs. we chose hamburgers and they weren't even warm. they were room temp and the buns fell right apart. for 3 of those plus drinks it cost over 30. not happy. however we found the outpost later which is a completely GF CS and it was great.
Many safe, kid friendly options and super careful to avoid cross contamination.
awesome gf chicken tenders!
amazing not since Disney have we experienced this level of GF awareness! well done and if you stay at the lodge you can have some of the best gf fried food delivered to your room!!!
This place is the best! We have been to the park for the past two summers and my celiac daughter has been in her food glories. Not only do they have several gf choices but they are actually really good. We have had gf chicken fingers, french fries, pizza and tacos. I have witnessed the food service workers change their gloves and prepare our food in a separate area. She has never been ill after eating at Hershey Park.
Really surprised to see Hersheypark offering GF food at almost every place. The Hersheypark Place and Minetown Restaurants really did a great job of accommodating for GFers like me!