The Bumbling Bee

1 rating
$$ • Food Truck
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns
Location varies
Virginia Beach, VA

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating


*The address is not accurate, as it is a traveling food truck- be sure to check their pages ahead of time to confirm current location*

They happened to be the visiting food truck outside of COVA Brewing Co. on 12/11/22. I thought it might be a stretch to find something safe because they’re 100% vegan, and a lot of vegan products have gluten. I was able to get a Beyond Meat burger on a gluten free bun with a side of potato salad- the fries look reallllllly good, but the fryer is not dedicated. The burger is the only entree that is celiac safe- it normally comes with a side of chips, but idk if they’re fried in house or a bag of chips (didn’t ask). She changed her gloves every time she touched something that may induce cross-contact, so I felt very safe eating here. The potato salad looked to be pre- portioned ahead of time as well (and it was very fresh). Flavor- the burger was really good. It came with fresh red onion circles, arugula, pickles, and vegan cheese. It was all very fresh, and the layers balanced well. The bun tasted good, but the bottom crumbled away (as they do) and so my burger became a bit of an open faced upside down burger. The potato salad was decent- it was severely lacking in salt to bring any type of flavor out. Same with the fries my wife ordered. The food truck didn’t have any salt (I asked, literally none to give), but thankfully CoVa was able to give us a small cup of salt and it salvaged the flavor. It’s a mayo based potato salad that had a plentiful amount of green onion which I loooooved. My wife enjoyed her Cajun seasoning tossed fries (once they were salted) and her Mother Clucker sandwich (vegan fried ‘chicken’). She was able to choose between regular and spicy; she chose spicy, and said it was fairly mild.

Overall, if I was somewhere out and The Bumbling Bee truck was around, I’d order a burger from them. I wouldn’t seek them out specifically, solely from lack of options.


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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/None

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

— Average


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 1 year 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

  • Bread/Buns


  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dedicated Vegan
  • Dinner
  • Food Truck
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Location Varies
  • Lunch
  • Plant Based
  • Takeout


Menu as of 12/11/22
Maverick All American Burger w/ potato salad
Crumbling GF bun
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