The key to eating low carb at In-N-Out is to choose foods that are high in protein and fats, and low in carbs. With a little creativity and customization, you can enjoy a delicious meal while sticking to your low carb diet. Not sure how to do this? I’ve got you covered!
*Please note this is a treat and what some might consider “dirty keto”! But you have to treat yourself every now and then. This will also come in handy if you are traveling or on the go!
The Basics of Ordering Low Carb at In-N-Out
- Avoid bread and french fries
- Avoid added sugars
- When in doubt, leave dipping sauces out and use minimal condiments
- For drinks, stick with water, unsweetened iced tea, Coke Zero, or Diet Coke products
1. Double-Double Protein Style
Coming in hot at number one is the Double-Double Protein Style. This is just a fancy way of asking for a “lettuce wrap”.
The Double-Double Protein Style at In-N-Out is a popular low carb option that replaces the regular bun with two lettuce leaves, which are used to wrap the burger patty, cheese, and toppings. The “Double-Double” refers to the burger’s double patties and double slices of cheese.
To order a Double-Double Protein Style at In-N-Out, simply ask for a Double-Double burger with “Protein Style” and the burger will be wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. You can also customize your order by requesting any additional toppings or condiments you prefer.
2. Double-Double Protein Style, Animal Style
Coming in at number 2 is my personal favorite.
The Double-Double Protein Style Animal Style at In-N-Out is a variation of the popular Double-Double Protein Style, with the addition of the “Animal Style” option.
The “Animal Style” option at In-N-Out means that the burger patty is cooked in mustard, and then topped with grilled onions, extra spread (a mixture of Thousand Island dressing, ketchup, and mayonnaise), and pickles. So, a Double-Double Protein Style Animal Style would include all of these toppings in addition to the lettuce-wrapped burger and double cheese.
To order a Double-Double Protein Style Animal Style at In-N-Out, simply ask for a Double-Double burger with “Protein Style” and “Animal Style.”
3. The Flying Dutchman
The Flying Dutchman consists of two beef patties and two slices of cheese sandwiched together, with no bun or any other toppings. Essentially, it is a double cheeseburger with no bun.
Since it contains only beef and cheese, the Flying Dutchman is a popular low-carb and high-fat option among those following a ketogenic diet or other low-carb diets. It is also a good option for those who are gluten-free and cannot eat the regular bun.
To order a Flying Dutchman at In-N-Out, simply ask for “Flying Dutchman”.
More Burger Options
One 100% American beef patty.
One 100% American beef patty with one slice of American cheese.
- 3×3 Burger
Three 100% American beef patties and three slices of American cheese.
- 4×4 Burger
Four 100% American beef patties and four slices of American cheese.
In-N-Out doesn’t list their nutrition info for their “spread” sauce so it’s probably best to avoid and go with ketchup and mustard instead.
- Ketchup (minimal amount)
- Onions (minimal amount)
- Tomatoes (minimal amount)
What to Drink?
- Water (always your best option)
- Unsweetened Iced Tea
- Diet Coke
- Zero Sugar Lemonade
- Black Coffee
So next time you want to treat yourself, you’re traveling, or with a group of friends and don’t want to miss out on a juicy burger, you don’t have to!