Thursday, February 24, 2011

Freebirds World Burrito

A new burrito chain, Freebirds World Burrito recently opened up near campus and, while I have yet to check it out, I looked into their allergy information and am very happy to see that the restaurant have included information about gluten in its products!  Freebirds World Burrito is a chain hailing from Santa Barbara, where the first location opened in 1987.

Check out the nutritional information in PDF form here.  I'm not sure if any burrito chain can usurp Chipotle as my #1 spot -- I love Chipotle's vegetarian bowls!  I'll update this post when I've had a chance to check it out.  In the meantime, does anybody have opinions on Freebirds' gluten free options?  Drop a comment!

Do you love it or do you love it?
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Freebirds World Burrito
3335 S. Figueroa St. (on the ground floor of the University Gateway building)
Los Angeles, CA 90007 (Map)
Check out other locations here


Unknown said...

Thanks for the post! We are always looking to make better options for peeps with all types of food allergies and restrictions. Email us at with additional questions.

Anonymous said...

The link takes me to a page that says it no longer exists. Do you have an updated link with allergen info? Thanks!

Stephen said...

Unfortunately it appears that the nutrition information is no longer available on the website. I will e-mail the contact person and see what I can manage.

Beth said...

Here's an active link to the current allergy information on Freebird's website:
If that link doesn't work, you can put your cursor on the FOOD header at the top of any of their web pages, a pull-down menu appears, click on ALLERGY INFO and it will launch a pdf with the most current info they have posted. One update that I know of is the Carnitas are gluten free. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Freebirds actually began in California and then moved to College Station, Texas. College Station was the first to own the burrito restaurant in Texas.

Anonymous said...

I really wish they'd include brown rice

Anonymous said...

I agree about brown rice. We asked about the spanish rice vs. the white rice. Answer: the spanish rice is red. Wow. Is the ' natural' chicken hormone and antibiotic free ? And lastly, are all the tomato products fresh or from big restaurant wholesale cans ?

Unknown said...

Link didn't work but, They have a special diet info section on their website it doesn't look like they have too many options

Anonymous said...

Carnitas are not gluten free!! Free birds response -
Freebirds World Burrito "The white meat chicken & dark meat chicken are 100% gluten free. The steak and carnitas have marinades that are not gluten free".