While cooking your own keto meals often gets you the best results, sometimes you just have to eat out, whether you’re out running errands or at a restaurant with friends. I’ve gathered your best keto options at tons of popular fast food places and restaurants so you’ll never wonder what to eat!
They’ve got lots of keto friendly options. Pick a protein and add a veg or salad. Easy. One option is the Grilled Chicken Breast With a Side of Fire-Grilled Veggies.
Build a bowl with Lettuce, Chicken, Guacamole, Cheese, and Pico de Gallo or ask for the Side By Side, which is charbroiled chicken, jack cheese, handmade guacamole, and Pico de Gallo alongside an avocado topped salad. I’ve found that it’s a bit of a secret menu item. It’s not always listed on the menu, but they usually will ring it up if you ask.
If you’re sick of lettuce wrapped burgers, Bareburger will cover your beef, turkey, or bison burger in collard greens. They also have keto-friendly fats like cheese, bacon, avocado, and other veggies that you can add as well.
They’ve got a keto pizza crust now made from a base of cauliflower, mozzarella cheese, flaxseed, and eggs. Each slice is just 3 g net carbs.
They specialize in seafood so stick to grilled and seared proteins like salmon, sea bass, steak, shrimp, and trout.
Get the rotisserie chicken and a caesar salad or one of the veggies like green beans or broccoli. The creamed spinach is another option.
BUFFALO WILD WINGS
Their Traditional Wings have 0 carbs and many of their sauces only have 1-3 grams carbs. Try Mild, Medium, Hot, Wild, and Blazin' sauces, as well as the Parmesan Garlic and Spicy Garlic.
The Bacon and Cheese Whopper minus the bun is my go-to lately.
Check out their Skinnylicious category. The grilled salmon, lettuce-wrap tacos, and salads are all good choices.
They’re known for chicken, so check out their grilled chicken. They are one of the few places serving grilled nuggets. Their salads are pretty good, too.
Get the steak plus a green veggie. Burgers are always an option (minus the bun).
Bowl with no rice or beans. Add fajita peppers, cheese, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and/or guacamole, as desired. I usually choose sour cream OR guacamole to keep calories in check.
Choose "The Flying Dutchman," which is two patties with two slices of cheese melted in between. And you should definitely get that "Animal Style" with extra spread, pickles, and grilled onions. East Coasters are crying.
Just get the Sub in a Tub. It’s all the toppings and fillings of your favorite sub minus the bread.
Get the unwich and your favorite sub. I like the turkey with provolone or the tuna unwich. If you think you’ll miss the chips, get a pickle as a side.
Get the Quarter Pounder with Cheese or Big Mac and toss the buns. The Big Mac special sauce will add carbs, but I’ve eaten it and still lost weight if I watch the rest of my carbs for the day.
NOODLES AND COMPANY
They’ve got zoodles now! Your best option is the Zucchini Pesto with Grilled Chicken. The Caesar Salad with Chicken (minus the croutons) is another good choice.
The herb-grilled salmon is a good option. Watch the salad as it will add carbs from the dressing.
Order a salad or other veggie instead of a baked potato. Pick any of the steaks or fish like lobster, halibut, crab, and salmon. Their salmon is actually really great!
Get the green goddess salad, which has chicken, egg, and avocado.
PRET A MANGER
Get the Pret’s Chef Salad With Herb Ranch Dressing with roasted turkey, eggs, avocado, and bacon over the top of greens with cucumber. Add herb ranch dressing for a keto-friendly meal.
Just say no to the Cheddar Bay biscuits. Choose items like the steamed lobster, crab legs, grilled shrimp, or scallops. Add some veggies or a salad.
Red Robin is known for their burgers so get one with a lettuce wrap or just toss the bun and use a fork and knife. The Royal has a fried egg on top and the Guacamole Bacon is a keto lover’s delight.
They specialize in Cajun-style dishes so look for the dry rubs. They also have burgers and steaks and chicken dishes with avocado or bacon.
Get a burger with a lettuce wrap or consider the Smoke Shack (minus the bun), which has cheese and bacon and spicy relish.
Get your fave sub as a salad. Don’t bother with the chopped salad (they bring out a giant bowl and chop everything up). Just ask for the regular salad. They’ll just layer everything in a bowl. Much quicker and easier for everyone! Just avoid sugary dressings and stick to vinegar and oil. I like the tuna salad.
Go for the Cantina Power Bowl, but skip the rice and beans. Get lettuce, sour cream, cheese, extra protein, guacamole, and hot sauce.
Try the Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken or a lettuce wrapped burger. The salads are a lot of calories so order the smaller lunch size. Ranch, blue cheese, and Caesar are your best dressing choices.
The Baconator is a good choice here. Toss the bun and hold the ketchup. Wendy’s has grilled chicken, too.