Whether you’re out and about and need a quick meal, or you want to go out with family to have a sit-down dinner, you should be able to find low-carb and ketogenic friendly foods at most places.
We’ve all been there. You’re out running errands on a Saturday afternoon and your tummy growls: it’s 2 pm and you haven’t eaten yet! Or it’s a Tuesday night at a friend’s house, and they want to grab a meal.
What do you do? Luckily, you have plenty of keto fast food and sit-down restaurant options! We have happily eaten my way through the research for you – below you’ll find a look at the most common fast food restaurants in the U.S. and their keto meal options.
Both McDonald’s and Burger King offer things that can be made low carb at a low price – this makes it a great stop on a road trip as one of these restaurants can usually be found in the smallest of pit stop towns.
You can ask for a breakfast sandwich at either restaurant and order it without the bun, and the same goes for a grilled chicken breast or burger for lunch or dinner. Try to avoid the chicken nuggets as they’re always breaded and climb in carbs very quickly.
Our personal favorite of these two is the McDouble from McDonald’s without a bun or ketchup. They will usually serve it in a bowl and sometimes will add lettuce with it. Pretty tasty and keto-friendly at only 4g net carbs (ketchup will add 1g net carb extra)!
Both chains offer their nutritional information in a customizable menu builder which allows for deletion of single ingredients (like the bun) – a great way for you to plan out a meal ahead of time or track macros after.