Shake Shack

4 ratings
$ • Fast Food Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options may be available.
Reported GF menu options: Burgers, Ice Cream
33% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
1216 18th St NW
Washington D.C., DC 20036

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Celiac

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I came here on a Sunday morning and had a great experience. When I asked for the gluten free bun they asked if i was allergic and said they then clean everything off and have a special procedure. I wasn’t sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No gluten free bun available, no apology and no substitute offered. If we could have gone somewhere else, we would have done but on a Sunday in this part of D.C., not much is open.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They truly did try to accommodate me and gave me a burger with no bun, they made clear they couldn't ensure absolute safety because of cross contamination and the food was delicious. Unfortunately, although I used to love Shake Shack prior to allergies it is not a place I can confidently recommend to others with sensitivities/ allergies/ celiacs.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Burgers
  • Ice Cream

Categories

  • Fast Food
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout

Notes


Most Shake Shack locations offer gluten free buns for burgers. A lettuce wrap is also an option.

Photos


Double shack burger on a gluten free bun
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Not celiac

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fries not GF, the veggie burger (portobello mushroom) not GF, yummy shakes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Employees are super busy (not their fault!) and not very knowledgeable about allergies, so don’t expect to be able to ask them a lot of questions. They have gf buns, no dedicated fryer, and the shack sauce has possible cross contamination. My gf burger came out on a regular bun, so be super careful and always double check here!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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Be careful here! The employees are super rushed and busy, and I definitely feel for them, but it makes it difficult to ask about allergens. I asked if they have an allergen menu, and it took 2 employees about 5 minutes to find one. They looked at it and told me the only things that contain gluten are the buns and some of the shakes. I asked if the fries were gluten free, they said yes, I asked if they had a dedicated fryer, and they said yes. I was surprised, but they seemed confident, so I ordered fries. Right before my order came out, a manager called me over to say that he saw a gluten allergy label, and that the fries were not gluten free because they don’t have a dedicated fryer. I was happy he caught their mistake, but I’m definitely wary for the future! My order now is a shack burger with no shack sauce on a gf bun - a little dry and disappointing, but it’s a cheap gf meal, which can be hard to come by.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

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I used the kiosk to create my order, and it guided me as to which items contained gluten. When I was ready to submit it, the kiosk prompted me to wait for a server to verify that my selections were gluten free. The food was delicious, and I had no bad effects.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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30 minutes to make my lettuce wrap and another burger. I ordered a double patty, they only gave me one. Won’t go here again.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Celiac

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This Shake Shack has a dedicated gluten-free frier and gluten-free buns. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, and they prepare gluten-free items separately.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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