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Special Dietary Needs

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Special Dietary Needs

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Dining Options for Everyone

Carowinds offers a variety of food products/concepts. The Food & Beverage associates, with an ample time frame, are able to provide guests with any information needed in regards to the products we use and the food and beverage locations that use those products. Any guests inquiring about specific dietary requirements are encouraged to speak to a Food and Beverage supervisor or manager. Guests are also welcome to visit the Guest Services Office for recommendations while visiting the park; however, it is recommended that you contact us prior to your visit. Those guests who suffer from sensitive or life threatening allergies are encouraged to pack a lunch if they do not feel comfortable with the food products available; however, we ask that guests allow us the opportunity to make every effort to create an enjoyable visit.

*Please provide our Food and Beverage associates a seven day notice prior to your visit. For more specific information, please contact our Food & Beverage Office: foodallergy@carowinds.com

  • Carowinds does not offer specific menus for special diets; however, many foods needed for special diets can be found throughout the park.
  • Variety of fresh salads, vegetarian sandwiches, pizzas and meatless pasta are available at some restaurants.
  • Fresh fruit can be found at Joe Cool, Harmony Hall, Carowinds Café, Harbor House, Sharky’s, Papa Luigis, Wings, Juke Box, Coca-Cola Marketplace and select Wagons/Specialty Carts.
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Gluten-Friendly Foods

  • Hamburger Patties - Juke Box Diner, Wings, Joe Cool Café, Harmony Hall, Sharkies
  • Fresh Cut Fries - Dockside Fries
  • Dip N’ Dots - Specialty carts, excluding Cookies & Cream, Cookie Dough and Birthday Cake (any kind without “other” items in them are gluten-free)
  • Colossal Jumbo Hot Dogs - Coke Kiosk (Next to Intimidator)
  • Nachos (chips and cheese) - Chickies and Petes'
  • Chicken Breasts - Wings, Sharky’s, Joe Cool Café, Harmony Hall
  • Salads - Harmony Hall, Juke Box, Wings, Harbor House, Joe Cool Cafe
  • Cotton Candy - Various Carts
  • ICEEs - Arbor Icee(right of the shaded arbor), Surfer Joes, ICEE Mix-It-Up, Joe Cool Coke Kiosk
  • French Fries - Carowinds Café, Juke Box Diner, Chickie and Petes, Dockside Fries, Wings, Sharky’s, Schooners, Beach Bites
  • Harmony Hall - Pulled Pork Barbecue, Beef Brisket, Smoked Turkey Leg, Grilled Turkey Patty, Salad Station

Locations Using Peanut Oil

  • Chick-Fil-A

Locations Using Peanuts/Tree Nuts

Packages are not prepared inside the location and are given to the guest to apply. This includes peanut butter fudge, peanut butter Dippin' Dots, and caramel apples covered with peanuts.

  • Harmony Hall
  • Nutty Bavarian Wagon Carts
  • All Dippin’ Dot Locations
  • Sweets ‘N Treats
  • Starbucks
  • Eddies Ice cream Parlor
  • Cinnabon
  • Harbor House

Locations Serving Fish/Crustaceans (Shellfish)

  • Dockside Fries
  • Harbor House

Locations Using Soy

  • Hamburger, Italian Hoagie and Hot dog primarily used throughout in-park foods
  • Panda Express
  • All French Fries served within in-park foods contains soy

Egg Free Products

  • Gordons buns
    • There are no eggs in any Gordons (bread) products that we serve in the park, except the hamburger buns in Jukebox Diner
  • Hamburgers - Jukebox Diner, Wings, Joe Cool Café, Harmony Hall, Sharky’s, Harbor House
  • Colossal Hot Dogs - Intimidator Kiosk
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwiches - Joe Cool Café, Wings, Harmony Hall, Sharky’s, Harbor House

Dairy Free Products

There is no dairy in any Gordons (bread) products that we serve in the park, except the hamburger buns in Jukebox Diner.

  • Hamburgers - Jukebox Diner, Wings, Joe Cool Café, Harmony Hall, Sharky’s
  • Hot Dogs - Intimidator Kiosk
  • Fresh Cut French Fries - Dockside Fries
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwiches - Joe Cool Café, Wings, Harmony Hall, Sharky’s
  • Bavarian Nuts - Specialty Cart
  • ICEEs - Arbor Icee(right of the shaded arbor), Surfer Joes, ICEE Mix-It-Up, Joe Cool Kiosk
  • Soft Pretzels (Bavarian) - Arbor Icee, Kiosk across from Chicke and Petes, Coke Kiosk across from Carolina Cobra, Sharky’s, Beach Bites, Joe Cool Kiosk
  • Salad - Joe Cool Café, Harmony Hall, Carowinds Café, Papa Luigis, Jukebox Diner, Wings, Sharky’s, Harbor House
  • Vegan/Vegetarian - Veggie burger (100% soy Boca Burger) - Joe Cool’s, Harmony Hall, Wings, Harbor House
  • Fresh Vegetables - Harmony Hall
  • Fresh Food Options - Carowinds Café, Jukebox Diner, Harbor House, Harmony Hall and various other park locations