Low sugar orders at Shake Shack. In this post, I am going to be sharing with you 12 low sugar orders at Shake Shack that you need to try. The East Coast’s answer to IN-N-OUT, Shake Shack is an institution for many people. However, what exactly are the lowest sugar orders at Shake Shack and how can you order them? I will share my top picks and, of course, share the sugar content of the shakes available at Shake Shack.
What are the Lowest Sugar Orders at Shake Shack?
As a general rule, the lowest sugar orders at Shake Shack are:
- lettuce wrap burger
- herb mayonnaise
- iced tea
- diet sodas
- fries (regular, cheese & bacon cheese)
- chick’n bites
- single bacon cheeseburger
- breakfast sandwich.
12 Low Sugar Orders at Shake Shack You Need To Try
In this section, I will go through my picks for the lowest sugar orders at Shake Shack.
1. Hamburger or Cheeseburger in Lettuce Wrap – 0g of Sugar
Okay, so here is a super clever way of ordering a very low sugar burger at Shake Shack. Order a hamburger or cheeseburger but make sure to order it in a lettuce wrap (all the sugar in a hamburger or cheeseburger tends to come from the bun). Then add any of the following extras that you desire:
- sliced onion
- shake shack sauce
The patty, American cheese, and all the above extras are all listed as containing 0g of sugar on Shake Shack’s allergen statement. So, this lettuce-wrapped burger should contain 0g of sugar.
2. Herb Mayonnaise – 0g of Sugar
Next up – the lowest sugar sauce at Shake Shack – their herb mayonnaise. A portion of the herb mayonnaise contains 0g of sugar. Compare this to the BBQ sauce which contains 14g of sugar in a portion.
3. Iced Tea – 0g of Sugar
Unsweetened iced tea is such an awesome zero sugar drink. And the iced tea at Shake Shack is no exception. Just make sure to order the unsweetened tea and not the sweet. Sweetened iced tea will contain 44g of sugar in a large!
4. Diet Sodas – 0g-1g of Sugar
The other zero-sugar drink to wash down your lower sugar meal from Shake Shack is a diet soda. Shake Shack has Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Diet Pepsi, and Pepsi Max on its menu. All of these contain 0g of sugar.
Diet Mountain Dew contains 1g of sugar.
5. Regular Fries – 1g of Sugar
A portion of regular fries at Shake Shack contains 1g of sugar. Just make sure to dip in a low sugar dip such as herb mayonnaise and stay away from the higher sugar sauces such as BBQ.
6. Cheese Fries – 1g of Sugar
If you want some cheese on top of your fries, then this isn’t going to impact the sugar content. A portion of cheese fries also contains 1g of sugar.
7. Bacon Cheese Fries – 1g of Sugar
If you want to take your fries up another notch and add bacon too this still won’t impact the sugar content. A portion of bacon cheese fries also contains 1g of sugar.
8. Chick’n Bites – 1g-2g of Sugar
The Chick’n Bites at Shake Shack are a good low sugar entree. A portion of six (6) chick’n bites contains 1g of sugar and a portion of 10 contains 2g of sugar.
9. Hamburger (Single or Double) – 5g of Sugar
If you have read any of my other posts where I look at the lower sugar options at burger joints, you will have noticed that the plain ol’ hamburger almost always makes it onto the list as one of the lower sugar burgers.
Shake Shack is no exception.
A Shake Shack hamburger contains 5g of sugar. Adding an extra patty will add no extra sugar. You can even add some of the following 0g sugar burgers extras without impacting the sugar content. These include:
- sliced onion
- shake shack sauce
As I explained above it is the bun that contains most of the sugar.
10. Cheeseburger (Single or Double) – 5g of Sugar
A single or double cheeseburger from Shake Shack, even if it includes some of the above extra toppings will also contain 5g of sugar, making it one of the lower sugar burgers at Shake Shack.
11. Single Bacon Cheeseburger – 5g of Sugar
You can even order a single bacon cheeseburger at Shake Shack, and it will clock in at 5g of sugar.
12. Breakfast Sandwich – 5g of Sugar
The final entry on their list is the best low sugar breakfast option at Shake Shack. For breakfast, you will want to order a breakfast sandwich. Containing bacon, sausage, or sausage and egg, these sandwiches all contain 5g of sugar.
F&Q Sugar In Shake Shack
How Much Sugar Is In A Shake Shack Burger?
|Shake Shack Burger||Sugar Content|
|Single Bacon Cheeseburger||5g|
|Double Bacon Cheeseburger||6g|
How Much Sugar Is In A Shake Shack Chocolate Shake?
There are 69g of sugar in a Shake Shack chocolate shake.
There are 71g of sugar in a Shake Shack vanilla shake.
Does Shake Shack Lemonade Contain Sugar?
Shake Shack lemonade contains sugar.
How Much Sugar Is In A Shake Shack Lemonade?
A small Shake-made lemonade from Shake Shack contains 40g of sugar and a large shake-made lemonade from Shake Shack contains 66g of sugar.
12 Low Sugar Orders at Shake Shack You Need To Try – The Final Bite
Low sugar orders at Shake Shack you need to try. What have we learned from the above? Well, when it comes to burgers at Shake Shack you can expect to find around 5g of sugar in a simple burger. In my experience, this is standard for a classic-style burger. If you want to have a zero-sugar burger your best option is to order a lettuce wrap burger. As with most burgers, the sugar tends to come from added ketchup and from the buns themselves.
As for shakes, well, if you are trying to avoid sugar then you are probably best avoiding the shakes. Sorry.
Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.
WANT TO FIND MORE LOW SUGAR OPTIONS?
Do you want to learn about some other low-sugar options at your favorite coffee chains, fast food, or restaurant joints, or just while you are shopping for groceries? If you do, then check out some of my other articles below: