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Here's the email I got in response to "the" question at McAlister's Deli in Slidell, Louisiana. I wish there were more veggie options, but at least there ARE options. Also, I love the personal message instead of the form letter "we can not guarantee...." blah, blah, blah answer we usually hear.

Mrs Debbie~

Hi my name is Stacy Weaver. I'm the General Manager here at McAlister's Deli in Slidell. I am glad for your email. I have some good news and bad news for you. None of our soups are gluten free. However, we do have many options. Here is a list of the items that are gluten free at McAlister's Deli:

  • Chicken strips
  • all cheeses
  • all salad dressings
  • steamed broccoli and carrots
  • fruit salad
  • potato salad
  • mashed potatoes (without gravy)
  • plain spud (you could add chicken)
  • our land o lakes butter
  • smoked turkey
  • roast beef
  • corned beef
  • chicken salad
  • tuna salad
  • ham
  • bacon
  • garden or Caesar salad (without croutons)

I hope this helps and you come in and see us a lot. : )

Thank you, Stacy

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I looked at their website and apparently it is only their *Fajita* chicken strips that are gluten-free. They also note that their grilled chicken breast is NOT gluten-free due to the seasonings used. I would bear that in mind if you add chicken to a plain potato per this manager's suggestion. The website also lists Southwestern Corn Soup as gluten-free [is that like chili? if so you could have a plain baked potato with chili on top a' la Wendy's].

I haven't been to McA's for awhile. Maybe soon--my wife likes this place.

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Thanks for the update! I still haven't tried them yet.

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