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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. Please provide the names of your family member(s) or student(s) requesting the information. 

  • 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 Blue Ridge Country Kitchen, Harmony Hall, Carowinds Café, Harbor House, Sharky’s, Papa Luigis, Juke Box, Coca-Cola Marketplace and select Wagons/Specialty Carts.
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Gluten-Friendly Foods

  • Hamburger Patties - Juke Box Diner, Camp Cookout, Harmony Hall, Sharkies
  • Fresh Cut Fries - Fair 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 (without bun) - Harbor House, Harmony Hall, Fair Fries
  • Nachos (chips and cheese) - Carowinds Cafe, Chickie's and Pete's
  • Salads - Harmony Hall, Juke Box, Blue Ridge Country Kitchen, Harbor House
  • Cotton Candy - Various Carts
  • ICEEs - Arbor Icee (right of the shaded arbor), County Fair Funnel Cakes, ICEE Mix-It-Up
  • French Fries - Juke Box Diner, Chickie and Petes, Fair Fries, Blue Ridge Country Kitchen, Sharky’s
  • Harmony Hall - Pulled Pork Barbecue, Beef Brisket, Smoked Turkey Leg, Grilled Turkey Patty, Salad Station
  • Carowinds Cafe - Baked Potatoes, Burrito Bowl
  • Blue Ridge Country Kitcken - Rotisserie Chicken, Sliced Beef Tenderloin 

For an in-depth look at Gluten-Friendly Foods at Carowinds, visit our AirTime Blog here

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
  • All Dippin’ Dot Locations
  • Sweets ‘N Treats
  • Starbucks
  • Eddies Ice Cream Parlor
  • Cinnabon
  • Harbor House

Locations Serving Fish/Crustaceans (Shellfish)

  • Chickie's & Pete's
  • 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.
  • Hamburgers - Jukebox Diner, Harmony Hall, Sharky’s
  • Colossal Hot Dogs - Harmony Hall, Harbor House, County Fair Fries

Dairy Free Products

There is no dairy in any Gordons (bread) products that we serve in the park.

  • Hamburgers - Jukebox Diner, Harmony Hall, Sharky’s
  • Hot Dogs - Harmony Hall, Harbor House, Fair Fries
  • Fresh Cut French Fries - Fair Fries
  • ICEEs - Arbor Icee(right of the shaded arbor), County Fair Funnel Cakes, ICEE Mix-It-Up
  • Soft Pretzels (Bavarian) - Arbor Icee, Harmony Hall, Kiosk across from Chickie and Petes, Sharky’s, Beach Bites
  • Salad - Harmony Hall, Carowinds Café, Papa Luigis, Jukebox Diner, Blue Ridge Country Kitchen, Sharky’s, Harbor House
  • Vegan/Vegetarian - Beyond Beef Burger - Harmony Hall, Blue Ridge Country Kitchen, Harbor House
  • Fresh Vegetables - Blue Ridge Country Kitchen, Harmony Hall, Burrito Cafe
  • Fresh Food Options - Carowinds Café, Jukebox Diner, Harbor House, Harmony Hall and various other park locations