Wawa is a chain of convenience stores and gas stations that has a total of 900 locations on the east coast of the United States. They serve delicious food options that make some people pay them a dedicated visit just to get a taste of their food.
Visiting a gas station for a meal may be a counter-intuitive thought, but so is eating fats to lose weight! The ketogenic diet has gotten popular, as reflected on Wawa’s menu. The Wawa keto options are varied and nutritious, so you’ll always find something that suits your taste there.
For when you stop at a gas station on your way to work, Wawa serves a variety of breakfast bowls and omelets that will keep you satisfied till your lunch break. These meals will kickstart your body into ketosis mode so you can start losing weight early on.
You can also add several toppings, types of cheese, sauces, and seasonings that’ll give your breakfast that extra oomph. However, you need to keep an eye on your sauces/dressings intake as they can add up in carbs.
The egg bowls come in many varieties so that you’ll never get bored. You can choose a plain scrambled egg bowl, or choose to have it with a delicious piece of meat on top. Below are some of the tastiest options.
- Plain scrambled eggs
- Scrambled eggs with bacon
- Scrambled eggs with turkey sausage
- Scrambled eggs with steak
The omelets also have several meat additions. You can choose to have a regular egg omelet or an egg white omelet. Some popular options include:
- Plain egg white omelet
- Cheesesteak egg white omelet
- Ham egg white omelet
- Sausage egg white omelet
- Bacon egg white omelet
- Chicken omelet
- Ham egg omelet
- Bacon egg omelet
- Chicken cheesesteak egg white omelet
- Cheesesteak egg omelet
If you want to add some extras to your breakfast, we’ve got you covered below.
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Here are some attractive options for your lunch/dinner. You can add olive oil, cheese, or any of the available additions we’ll mention below to make your salad bowl tailored to your taste.
These are some of the best-selling meals on their menu. You have three choices of protein sources to add to your salad bowl:
- Chicken salad bowl
- Tuna salad bowl
- Egg salad bowl
The salad has celery, mayonnaise, and delicious seasoning, and you can request to wrap your salad in lettuce to mimic a taco. But remember, you can always customize everything in your meal. Like we’ll discuss below.
Hoagies are an east coast sensation; however, they’re made with the notorious enemy of keto: bread. At Wawa, you can order any of the hoagie options they have and request that they make you a “breadless” version. This will have them replace your bread with lettuce.
The hoagies are large. They’re stuffed with meat, vegetables, and dressing. Options include:
- Meatball hoagie
- Cheesesteak hoagie
- Chicken cheesesteak hoagie
- Pepperoni hoagie
- Roasted chicken hoagie
You’ll sometimes want a snack between meals, or alongside your meal. In any case, Wawa has you covered. Some of our favorite options are:
- Pork rinds
- Beef jerky
- Hard-boiled eggs
Make sure you have yogurt in moderation as it has a low, but considerable amount of carbs.
As you probably know, you should be looking for sugar-free options when buying a beverage. Wawa’s fresh coffee is the most keto-friendly option they have. And if you don’t like your coffee black, you can add 1 tablespoon of the following kinds of milk
- 1% Milk
- 2% Milk
- Almond milk
- Half and half
Never use their flavored creamer since they’re filled with carbs.
Also, when looking at their menu, don’t trust the drink names and order them because they have “diet” in the title, or because they sound keto.
Always double-check the carb content in their nutritional calculator. We recommend you do this with any meal to keep your macros in check!
Other beverages with an acceptable carb content are:
- Diet green tea
- Diet iced tea with lemon
- Diet lemonade
- Diet peach tea
- Diet raspberry tea
These drinks range from 1g to 3g of carbs per drink. 3g of carbs is a lot for a drink, so unless you’re craving one of them, we suggest you go for a diet coke. Diet sodas in general will have the same sweeteners, but no carbs at all.
Note that whipped cream on your drink will add about 4g of carbs, so it’s best to avoid it.
To make your keto meals even more interesting, you can choose to put any of the following additions on your meal, whether it’s custom-made or a menu option.
These toppings have either 1 or 0 grams of net carbs per serving.
- Hot peppers
- Jalapeno peppers
- Roasted red peppers
All the cheese options are almost carb-free, except the American cheese which has 1 gram of net carbs.
- Cheddar cheese
- Pepper jack cheese
- Provolone cheese
- Swiss cheese
- Yellow American cheese
All the sauces below have 1g of net carbs each
- Cheddar cheese sauce
- Cherry pepper relish
- Creamy chipotle sauce
- Garlic aioli sauce
All the seasonings below are completely carb-free
- Old bay
Keto-Sounding Products To Avoid
You came across meals that “sound” keto-friendly, only to find out later that they’re packed with carbs. We have a couple of culprits here, and there may be more, so this is why we recommend that you use the nutrition calculator.
Hot Matcha With Almond Milk
When almond milk is used as the base of the beverage instead of just as a creamer, it stops being a keto-friendly milk alternative! 12 Oz of almond milk hot matcha has 35g of carbs. We recommend using Wawa’s non-fat milk instead.
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Yes, broccoli is super healthy, but context is important! The soup won’t fill up your stomach and you’ll quickly feel hungry again. This particular version of soup has 9g of carbs per small serving. This 9 g can be invested in other foods that will make you full and satisfied.
Customizing Your Order
You can customize your order to your liking using the “special order” button if you’re feeling creative. Just make sure you avoid carb sources and keep dressings to a minimum.
Also, using their nutrition calculator will always be a recommendation.
There are countless keto-friendly options at Wawa. Customizing your meals gives you a sea of variety.
Wawa is a perfect place during any east coast road trips, and even on a day-to-day basis. Just remember to always use the calculator to keep your carb intake in check.