Our Favorite Dietary-Restricted Meals at the Mall

We know first-hand how frustrating it can be to find meals that fit within certain dietary restrictions, so we did the digging for you and are showing you our favorite food finds from the mall that may just work for you…

By: Niki | March 8, 2017

With one of our editors struggling with gluten sensitivity, we know first-hand how frustrating it can be to find meals that fit within certain dietary restrictions. It can be a lengthy process searching far and wide to see where you can eat when you are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, or vegetarian, so we went through the menus of the eateries at the mall and are showing you our favorite finds!

Although there are many options from our restaurants, we narrowed it down to our top picks…

If you’re gluten free…

  • Taco salad (without the taco shell) with guacamole from Qdoba
  • Burrito bowl without the tortilla from Qdoba
  • Grilled Bourbon Chicken from Leann Chin
  • Caesar or House Salad from Rising Bread Co.
  • Lettuce-wrapped Grilled Chicken Sandwich from Johnny Rockets
  • Turkey Chili from Panera Bread
Premium Fruit Smoothie from Orange Julius

If you’re dairy free…

  • Premium Fruit Smoothie from Orange Julius
  • Fajita Classic with Veggies (no condiments) from Chili’s
  • Chicken Lo Mein and Rice from Joe’s Cajun Cafe

Pretzel Bites from Pretzelmaker

If you’re vegetarian…

  • Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup from Rising Bread Co.
  • Veggie Melt from Rising Bread Co.
  • Pretzel Bites from Pretzelmaker
  • Veggie Nachos or Cheese Quesadilla from Qdoba
  • Tomato Mozzarella Flatbread from Panera

If you’re vegan…

  • Veggie Sub with Apple Slices and Sunchips from Subway
  • Vegan Boca Burger from Johnny Rockets
  • Star Kiss from Dairy Queen
  • Green Passion Smoothie from Panera Bread
  • Steel Cut Oatmeal with Strawberries & Pecans from Panera Bread

Grilled Chicken Salad with Fat-Free Italian Dressing from Dairy Queen

If you’re looking for low-calorie…

  • Naked Burrito from Qdoba (460 calories)
  • 6oz. Classic Sirloin with Grilled Avocado from Chili’s (420 calories)
  • Grilled Chicken Salad with Fat-Free Italian Dressing from Dairy Queen (250 calories)
  • Steel Cut Oatmeal with Almonds, Quinoa & Honey (300 calories)

Have another favorite we should add to the list? Message us here so we can share your find!

*None of our eateries are completely allergen or dietary-restriction friendly. We recommend always talking with an eatery if you have a serious restriction, as cross contamination can occur. This post is to be used simply as guidance. West Acres is not responsible for health-related circumstances that may occur from consuming these meals.


I have the privilege of being on the amazing Marketing, PR and Fashion team as the Digital Marketing Manager at West Acres. When I am not managing our social and digital platforms and brainstorming content ideas, I am the woman behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera – creating content and working with the media to create segments to introduce the latest trends! When I’m not at the mall, you can find me watching “Friends,” eating ice cream by the carton, spending time with my family and friends, feeding my Pinterest addiction or crossing off destinations on my traveling bucket list.




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