Thursday, September 25, 2008

Uno Chicago Grill

Our Go Eggless reader Ruchir inquired about Uno Chicago Grill, a very popular restaurant that was named "America's #1 Healthiest Chain Restaurant" by Health Magazine and one of the ten "Best Family Restaurant Chains" by Parents Magazine.

Their website lists the ingredients for all of their food, and even has a separate section on vegetarian dishes, defined as being "prepared without meat, poultry, or seafood." Specific ingredients are also provided to narrow down what has eggs and dairy, and they also provide detailed information such as whether the animal rennet in cheese.

Something that I inquired about on the website was why they list "fish/shellfish" as an allergen for items such as crispy cheese dippers that do not have any fish component listed in the ingredients. A hospitality representative for Uno's responded via email that it was due to risk of cross contamination. Their fish is cooked in the same oil.

The following items from the vegetarian section of their website are shown to be without eggs, meat, or fish as either an ingredient or allergen:


  • House Salad
  • House Side Salad
Salad Dressings:
  • Vinagrette - Fat Free and Classic
  • Lowfat Blueberry Pomegranate Vinagrette
  • Mushroom Bisque and Veggie Soup
  • Cheese and Tomato Deep Dish Pizza*
  • Four Cheese Deep Dish Pizza*
  • Spinocolli Deep Dish Pizza*
  • Farmer's Market Vegetable Deep Dish Pizza*
  • Cheese and Tomato Flatbread Pizza*
  • Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza*
  • Spinach, Mushroom, & Gorgonzola Flatbread Pizza
*Contain Romano or Parmesan cheese which has animal rennet

Kid's Menu:
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Kid's Cheese Pizza
  • Kid's Sundae
  • Kid's Slush
Side Dishes:
  • Steamed Broccolli
  • Steamed Seasonal Vegetable
  • Roasted Seasonal Vegetable
As an aside, I am noting the following:
  • Veggie Burger has eggs
  • Tuscan Pesto Minestrone Soup has eggs
  • Kid's Pasta has eggs
  • No desserts without egg
click here for the link to Uno Chicago Grill's vegetarian menu

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