How To Eat Keto At Arby’s

Grabbing a keto-friendly meal at your fave fast food spots can be super easy once you know the tricks of ordering. Learn how to keep it keto at Arby’s with top low-carb picks, smart ordering tips, and what I love to get!

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Hey, let’s be real: a quick stop at a fast-food joint is bound to happen!

Busy life, needing a bite while on the move, or just not in the mood to cook – we’ve all been there, needing something quick to munch on.

But here’s the cool part: following a keto diet doesn’t mean you have to skip the drive-thru fun. You just gotta know what to pick!

In this post, I’m gonna show you how to keep it keto at one of my go-to fast food spots, Arby’s.

I’ll throw in some low-carb swaps, ordering hacks, and all the nutritional info you need to make your order a breeze.

Looking for more keto fast food restaurants? I have a bunch of keto tips for eating on the go, including how to eat fast food at Wendy’s, Wingstop, Starbucks, and Dunkin’ Donuts.

What are the best keto options at Arby’s?

At first glance, you may think that the Arby’s menu is made up of high-carb meals with very few options for keto dieters. However, there are actually tons of low-carb options if you know where to look!

These are the best keto options for you to eat at Arby’s.

Note: If you want more information, you can check out Arby’s nutrition and allergen guides here. Arby’s does not list their nutrition facts by ingredient, so these net carbs are approximate.

Arby’s keto main meals

Eating keto at Arby’s is actually pretty easy, thanks to their wide selection of high-fat protein options and willingness to customize meals.

Just a few simple tweaks, and boom, you’ve got yourself a low-carb meal from their menu!

1. Sandwiches

When ordering an Arby’s sandwich, make sure to ask for no bun and swap your sauce out for a keto-friendly option.

Try any of these mains for a low-carb meal:

  • Fire-roasted Philly roast beef sandwich4g net carbs, 27g protein, 34g fat
  • Classic roast beef sandwich1g net carbs, 16g protein, 10g fat
  • Double roast beef sandwich 2g net carbs, 31g protein, 20g fat
  • Half-pound roast beef sandwich2g net carbs, 41g protein, 26g fat
  • Beef n cheddar sandwich 3g net carbs, 16g protein, 12g fat
  • Grand turkey club sandwich – 3g net carbs, 26g protein, 20g fat
  • French dip n swiss sandwich2g net carbs, 27g protein, 19g fat
  • Loaded Italian sandwich7g net carbs, 25g protein, 38g fat

2. Sliders

The same goes for Arby’s sliders; ask for them without the bun or the sauce. Mix and match slider options like:

  • Jalapeno roast beef slider1g net carbs, 9g protein, 7g fat
  • Roast beef n cheese slider1g net carbs, 9g protein, 9g fat
  • Roasted turkey slider1g net carbs, 10g protein, 3.5g fat
  • Ham n cheese slider2g net carbs, 9g protein, 6g fat
  • Pizza slider1g net carbs, 9g protein, 13.5g fat

3. Wraps

Arby’s has some delicious wrap options that you can enjoy on the keto diet with a couple of modifications. Try an Arby’s low-carb wrap by asking for no wrap (or pita bread) and swapping your sauce for a keto-approved choice.

Wrap options include:

  • Chicken club wrap 4g net carbs, 35g protein, 17g fat
  • Roast turkey ranch & bacon wrap4g net carbs, 31g protein, 14g fat
  • Jalapeno bacon chicken wrap6g net carbs, 32g protein, 16g fat
  • Roast turkey and swiss wrap 3g net carbs, 25g protein, 19g fat
  • Roast beef gyro 4g net carbs, 16g protein, 10g fat

4. Additional Arby’s keto meals

For additional keto meal options, try the:

  • Brisket bacon flatbread (no bread, remove sauce) – 2g net carbs
  • Roast turkey farmhouse salad6g net carbs
  • Side salad (remove sauce) – 3g net carbs

Arby’s low carb sauces

There’s a reason fast food is so flavorful—it’s often packed full of hidden sugars!

Sauces are one of the biggest culprits of sneaky added sugars, so it’s important to know their macros before you order.

You can use any of these sauces as a keto-friendly addition to your meal:

  • Arby’s sauce3g net carbs, 0g protein, 0g fat
  • Balsamic vinaigrette dressing5g net carbs, 0g protein, 12g fat
  • Buffalo dipping sauce2g net carbs, 0g protein, 1g fat
  • Buttermilk ranch dressing2g net carbs, 0g protein, 22g fat
  • Cheddar cheese sauce2g net carbs, 0g protein, 2g fat
  • Horsey sauce 3g net carbs, 0g protein, 5g fat
  • Light Italian dressing2g net carbs, 0g protein, 1g fat

Tip: If you happen to be taking your lunch or dinner to eat at home, this keto ketchup pairs perfectly with their food. It just takes minutes to whip up!

Sugar-free drinks

When it comes to fast food, keto-friendly drink options are in short supply. This is true for Arby’s as well.

This being said, you can definitely enjoy a beverage along with your keto meal. Keto beverage options include:

  • Black coffee
  • Bottled water
  • Diet soda
  • Iced tea (unsweetened or with one of these keto sweeteners added)

Arby’s menu items to avoid

Some items on the Arby’s menu just won’t can’t be low-carb, no matter how you try to swap things out. Some choices are pretty clear, but others sneak in extra carbs and a lot of sugar.

Foods to avoid include:

  • Baked potatoes
  • Crispy chicken (all items)
  • Desserts (all)
  • French fries (all)
  • Mozzarella sticks
  • Milkshakes
  • Onion rings
  • Sweetened drinks
  • Reuben sandwich

Sauces to avoid include:

  • French au jus sauce
  • Honey mustard sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Red ranch sauce
  • Roasted garlic aioli
  • Tangy BBQ sauce
  • Tzatziki sauce

How to order keto at Arby’s

Ok, so we know which Arby’s menu items are keto-approved. So, how do you order?

Follow these quick tips to perfect your Arby’s order!

1. Skip the sides

Arby’s sides are all about that breading, frying, and carb-loading.

My tip? Skip the sides and grab some extra protein instead to keep you full.

But if you’re really craving a side, go for a side salad without the dressing to pack in some nutrition and keep you satisfied!

2. Remove the bun

This tip is non-negotiable.

Remove the bread, bun, wrap, or pita on your main to lower its net carbs.

3. Swap your sauce

Though I suggest ditching the original sauce from your dish, it doesn’t mean you’re stuck with a dry sandwich! Just switch it up with a low-carb option (think buttermilk ranch dressing or a cool ranch dip) to keep things tasty.

4. Opt for water

Arby’s doesn’t have a ton of low-carb drink options. Sure, they’ve got some sugar-free stuff, but it’s not the best idea to have them all the time.

When you’re not sure, water’s always a good call. Plan a bit and you can bring your own cucumber and mint-infused water or any flavored water you like from home.

5. Add extras

Create an original Arby’s keto bowl by adding fun, low-carb extras to your main. Begin with a protein base (for example, a roast beef sandwich without the bun) and add your choice of ingredients for a custom bowl.

Low-carb extras at Arby’s include:

  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Smoked gouda cheese
  • Swiss cheese
  • Banana peppers
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Red onion
  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Pepper bacon

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few answers to the most frequently asked questions about eating keto at Arby’s. If you don’t see your question in this list, please leave it for me in the comments.

Does Arby’s lettuce wrap?

Arby’s does not include a lettuce wrap on its menu. With this being said, don’t be afraid to ask! Most restaurants will be willing to lettuce wrap; it’s a common request from keto dieters, celiacs, and carb-conscious folks alike.

If your location won’t lettuce wrap your sandwich, you can get your bun-less meal in a bowl for easy eating.

Is Arby’s sauce keto-friendly

The traditional Arby’s sauce is considered keto-friendly. It is low in both sugars and carbohydrates, with 3g net carbs per serving.

How many net carbs are in Arby’s roast beef?

If you order Arby’s classic roast beef sandwich without the bun, it includes just 1g net carbs.

Make this low-carb protein into a meal by adding flavorful extras like lettuce, pepper bacon, and cheddar cheese sauce.

How many carbs are in an Arby’s beef and cheddar without the bun?

The Arby’s beef n cheddar sandwich contains 3g net carbs when you get it without the sauce or bun; this makes it a delicious low-carb meal option.

Ask for it in a bowl with smoked gouda cheese and pepper bacon for extra fat content and flavor.

If reading all about eating keto at Arby’s has you craving fast food, here are some low-carb recipes you can make at home! All of them will effectively replace anything you can order at the chain.

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First Published: January 30, 2023… Last Updated: April 26, 2024.


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