Last year, McDonald’s trialed gluten-free buns in five of their branches across the Netherlands. My closest was in Zaandam, so of course it warranted a field trip out there to try them.
Now, they are extending their gluten-free availability to 50 branches nationwide, including one right next to Amsterdam Centraal station! This is great news for coeliacs, especially as Amsterdam doesn’t have a lot of gluten-free friendly “grab and go” places.
McDonald’s have released this video explaining all about it (in Dutch, sorry) but the gist of the news is that:
- They are certified gluten-free by the Dutch Coeliac Association
- You can get the gluten-free bun as a hamburger, cheeseburger or quarter pounder
- They make them to order, adhering to strict cross-contamination controls
- Each branch that offers them has a crossed grain logo saying “Lekker Glutenvrij” on a sticker at the entrance
- You can order at the counter, drive-thru or at their Easy Order kiosks
- They put a helpful “zonder gluten” (without gluten) sticker on your order
What do you think? Excited? Jealous? Skeptical? Let me know in the comments below…