Nando’s Peri-Peri

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Contact Info

West Loop: 953 W. Randolph Street (map)
The Loop: 22 S. Wabash Ave (map)
Lincoln Park: 1500 N. Clyborne Ave (map)
Streeterville: 227 E. Ontario Street (map)
Lakeview: 670 W. Diversey Parkway (map)
South Loop: 1005 S. Delano Court (map)
Hyde Park: 1447 E. 53rd Street (map)
Cuisine: South African, Portuguese
Price: $$

NoBread Facts

Gluten Free Menu: Yes

Cross Contamination: Yes

Malted Rice: No

Gluten Free Pasta: No

Gluten Free Bread: No

Gluten Free Taco Shells: No

So here's what we think...

Calling all chicken lovers!! Nando’s Peri-Peri chicken is fresh, fun, fast and delicious. With many gluten-free options, Nando’s is a great choice for your next protein craving…

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With seven Chicago locations and more coming, this South African chain has taken Chicago by storm, and all for good reason. The menu is friendly for meat lovers and vegetarians alike, and takes special caution with allergies. An allergy guide is available, marking gluten, dairy, soy and eggs. The good news is the chicken and sauces are all gluten-free!

There are so many great options to chose from, including gluten-free wings! We started with the wings in medium sauce, but if you can handle heat go for the hot. The quinoa salad with roasted squash, tomatoes, avocado and feta is a delightful palette cleanser after the spicy and savory wings. Next we had the half Peri-Peri chicken marinated in lemon and herbs, flame-grilled and bursting with flavor. Plenty of sides are gluten-free, but we opted to try the Portuguese rice which was fluffy, nutty and a perfect vessel to sop up the extra sauce.

Nando’s is great for a grab-and-go, workday escape, or meal before a game, and even has a patio for those dreaming of summer. They serve Portuguese beer and wine and a very refreshing blood orange and mango lemonade. They play cool tunes and even bottle their sauces to-go. Once you try the Peri-Peri chicken, you’ll be hooked!