Raise your glass (of sparkling water) to a fresh and fantastic dining experience that accommodates your dietary needs! Cava Mezze Grill, the popular American Mediterranean fast-casual chain, has a gluten-free menu that will delight your taste buds and satisfy your cravings. Join us as we explore the colorful and delicious world of Cava and discover how the Cava gluten free menu can turn any meal into a Mediterranean feast.
The Power of Choice
One of the perks of dining at Cava is the ability to customize your meal. The create-your-own approach allows you to choose from a variety of bases, proteins, dips, toppings, and dressings that are gluten-free. That means you can mix and match high-quality ingredients to craft a bowl or salad that is as unique as you are! Don’t be afraid to get creative and explore new combinations – the possibilities are nearly endless.
With so many nutritious options, building a balanced bowl at Cava is easy!
No need to worry about your gluten-free preferences holding you back from enjoying the incredible flavors at Cava Grill. Start by choosing a base that fits your dietary needs. Brown rice, white basmati rice, black lentils, or a bed of fresh greens – all gluten-free and ready to serve as the foundation for your meal.
Power up your meal by selecting from a variety of Mediterranean-inspired, gluten-free protein options like grilled chicken, braised lamb, or the all-time favorite, honey harissa chicken. Want to try something a bit different? Go for the spicy lamb meatballs (my favorite menu item), which are gluten-free and absolutely delicious. For vegetarian options, try the roasted white sweet potatoes or roasted vegetables. With these protein-packed choices, you’ll never feel like you’re missing out at Cava.
Topping It Off
Say goodbye to bland and boring gf options. Cava’s vast array of dips, toppings, and dressings will have your taste buds dancing the Zorba! Popular gluten-free dips, such as the classic hummus, tzatziki, and eggplant-red pepper spread, are ready to add depth and flavor to your creation. Plus the best part, Cava has a wide array of colorful, nutrient packed, whole foods to add to your bowl. Top off your meal with an assortment of gluten-free topping options like olives, Persian cucumbers, lentil tabbouleh, pickled onions, or avocado. Check out the complete list of dips and spreads, dressings, and toppings below!
Gluten free dips and spreads include:
- Roasted Eggplant
- Crazy Feta
- Red Pepper Hummus
Gluten free dressings include:
- Balsamic Date Vinaigrette
- Yogurt Dill
- Lemon Herb Tahini
- Tahini Caesar
- Greek Vinaigrette
- Hot Harissa Vinaigrette
- Garlic Dressing
Cava gluten free menu toppings include:
- Shredded Romaine
- Cabbage slaw
- Tomato + onion
- Persian cucumbers
- Tomato + cucumber
- Kalamata olives
- Lentil tabbouleh
- Pickled onions
- Salt-brined pickles
- Crumbled feta
- Fire-roasted corn
Why not complete your Mediterranean bowl with a refreshing, gluten-free beverage? Cava offers a selection of natural, unsweetened, gluten-free drinks to complement your quick meal. Quench your thirst with a sip of their refreshing Blueberry Lavender or Cucumber Mint Lime specialty drinks. The perfect way to wrap up your delicious dining experience!
Pick and Go
Craving lunch but don’t have the time to spare? Grab one of Cava’s delicious, curated bowls and be out the door in no time!
Cava gluten free menu bowls include:
- Balsamic Date Chicken
- Greek Salad
- Harissa Avocado
- Chicken + RightRice
Things To Avoid
If you follow a gluten-free diet for personal reasons or due to a Celiac disease diagnosis, you must avoid items containing wheat, barley, and rye. People with celiac disease have to be extra careful about what they eat as one simple slip up of consuming gluten can lead their immune system into full-on attack mode, wreaking havoc on their small intestine and causing really unpleasant digestive issues. Some items to avoid at Cava include pita chips, falafel, and pita crisps.
While restaurants try their best to provide tasty options for everyone, due to food handling practices, cross contamination, and potential substitutions beyond their control, ingredients may not be 100% free from allergens. So, if you have dietary sensitivities or a food allergy, let the team members know before ordering and be cautious before you indulge!
For further nutrition facts, dietary restrictions, and allergen information, check out the Cava website.
Embarking on a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the vibrant flavors and textures of the Mediterranean. At Cava, you’ll find an expansive gluten-free menu that caters to your dietary restrictions while delivering a mouthwatering, customized meal. Feel free to experiment with different combinations and explore the endless possibilities for your Mediterranean-inspired creations. So go ahead, dig in and enjoy your culinary adventure at Cava!2