Generally, fast food diners aren’t the best place to visit when following a strict low-carb, keto-friendly diet. Instead, they are the best place to visit if you want something unhealthy, yet delicious to eat.
However, Arby’s could be an exception. Offering a wide range of meats, and a vast menu of options, Arby’s actually has a pretty great range of options that contain few carbs.
Even the options containing a larger number of carbs can be adjusted to suit your diet. This makes the diner one of, if not the best fast-food restaurants to visit if you’re looking for something to eat quickly, but don’t want to break your keto diet.
Finding the best option can be tricky though so we want to help you out by showing you exactly what to order.
Here are the top 10 lowest-carb options you will find at Arby’s, looking at the lowest-carb options to the highest. We’ve based our findings on the nutrition calculator.
The Smokehouse Brisket
If you want to keep carbs to a minimum but still enjoy a tasty meal out with friends at Arby’s, you should ask for the smokehouse brisket.
One of Arby’s most popular sandwiches, the smokehouse brisket comes with brisket, mayonnaise, BBQ sauce, onion rings, and Gouda cheese.
Ordering the sandwich without the onion rings or bun will help you stick to your diet perfectly. In fact, without the onion rings and bun, the sandwich only contains 350 calories and zero carbs. You can also expect 28 g of protein and 27 g of fat.
What To Ask For: Order the smokehouse brisket without the onion rings, bun, and BBQ sauce. Ask for a side salad too if you’re feeling peckish.
Beef And Cheddar Classic Sandwich
Another good low-carb, keto-friendly option available on Arby’s main menu is the beef and cheddar classic sandwich. Asking for this classic sandwich without sauce and the bun will leave you with a meal that only contains 3 g of carb, 180 calories, 16 g of protein, and 12 g of fat.
This is perfect for sticking to a keto diet, whilst still having the chance to enjoy a meal out with friends and family.
The sauces to avoid are Arby’s sauce, mayonnaise, red ranch, and horsey sauce.
What To Ask For: The beef and cheddar classic sandwich minus the bun. Hold back on any sides and sauces you get offered.
Roast Turkey Sandwich With Swiss Cheese
The Arby turkey sandwich with Swiss cheese is a tasty treat that contains roasted turkey (3.5 ounces), lettuce (0.5 ounces), Swiss cheese, mayonnaise, onions, and a spicy honey mustard dressing.
When ordered without the spicy dressing and bun, this sandwich only contains 4 g of carbs, 280 calories, 25 g of protein, and 1 g of fiber.
Thanks to the small number of carbohydrates this meal contains, you could still keep the sauce if it doesn’t take you over your carb limit.
What To Ask For: The roast turkey sandwich with Swiss cheese minus the honey dressing and bun.
The Beef Gyro
Next up, we have Arby’s beef gyro. Coming with a tender roast beef, lettuce, red onion, pita, Tzatziki sauce, and Greek seasoning, this option can be adjusted to fit in nicely with any low-carb, keto-friendly diet.
By simply removing the Tzatziki sauce and pita, you can create your own meal that contains just 4 g of carbs and 170 calories. This option will also only contain 1 g of fiber and 10 g of fat. You’ll also receive 16 g of protein.
What To Ask For: The roast beef gyro minus the Tzatziki sauce and pita bread. Ordering a side salad as opposed to onion rings will also reduce carbs.
Fire-Roasted Roast Beef – Philly Style
Featuring Arby’s classic beef, the fire-roasted Philly-style roast beef comes with Swiss cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic aioli, and yellow and red peppers.
If you ask for this option bunless, it will only contain 5 g of carbs. This can be reduced to just 1 g of carbs by holding back on the peppers too. Without the peppers and bun, the fire-roasted beef contains 1 g of carbs, 430 calories, 27 g of protein, 34 g of fat, and 1 g of fiber.
What To Ask For: Order the fire-roasted Philly-style beef sandwich minus the peppers and bun. Make sure you choose a side salad over onion rings and fries too.
Beef And Cheddar Sandwich With Bacon And Brisket
Ordering the beef and cheddar sandwich with bacon and brisket, but without the bun is a fantastic way to enjoy Arby’s without going mad on carbs.
Without the bun and Arby’s famous ranch sauce, this sandwich will only contain 5 g of carbs, 215 calories, 44 g of protein, 32 g of fat, and 1 g of fiber.
Asking for the sandwich without the sauce is beneficial because it adds a surprising 4 g of carbs to the sandwich. This would increase the carbs in the sandwich from 5 g to 9 g.
What To Ask For: Ask for the beef and cheddar sandwich with brisket and bacon, but hold back on the ranch sauce and bun.
The Turkey Club
Arby’s turkey club sandwich comes with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, pepper bacon, mayonnaise, a bun, and of course plenty of roast turkey.
When asked for without the bun, this sandwich only contains 5 g of carbs, 300 calories, 26 g of protein, 20 g of fat, and 1 g of fiber. This is the best way to order the turkey club if you don’t want to eat too many carbohydrates in one meal.
What To Ask For: The turkey club without the bun. Consider asking for a side salad instead of onion rings or fries.
The Farmhouse Salad With Roast Turkey
The next low-carb, keto-friendly option Arby’s has on its menu is the farmhouse salad with roast turkey. The best thing about Arby’s farmhouse salad with roast turkey is that there is no bun to remove.
All you need to do in terms of adjusting your order is ask for no ranch sauce. This will reduce the total number of carbs in the salad by 11 grams.
Without the dressing, this salad contains 9 g of carbs, 240 calories, 23 g of protein, 13 g of fat, and 3 g of fiber.
What To Ask For: The farmhouse salad with turkey minus the dressing.
The Arby Bacon Sandwich With Ranch And Roast Turkey
Arby’s bacon sandwich with ranch and roast turkey, minus the bun, comes with 7 g of carbs, 410 calories, 32 g of protein, 28 g of fat, and 1 g of fiber.
This is perfectly fine for most keto diets so you don’t need to make any adjustments. However, if you would like to cut the number of carbs by a further 3 grams, ask for the sandwich without the ranch dressing.
This will leave just 4 g of carbs in the entire sandwich.
What To Ask For: The bacon sandwich with ranch and roast turkey and no bun. You could also ask for a lettuce wrap.
The Loaded Italian
The final low-carb, keto-friendly option on our list is the loaded Italian. The loaded Italian is one of Arby’s most popular sandwiches. It comes with Swiss cheese, Genoa salami, tomatoes, pit-smoked ham, garlic aioli, peppers, shredded lettuce, a red wine vinaigrette, and onion rings.
If you order the sandwich without its bread, your meal will contain 480 calories and 8 g of carbs. This can be reduced by also holding back on the vinaigrette. Doing this will take a further 2 grams off.
The loaded Italian also contains 25 g of protein, 38 g of fat, and 1 g of fiber.
What To Ask For: The loaded Italian minus the bread. Hold back on the vinaigrette.
When it comes to following a keto diet, Arby’s won’t be one of the first places you eat out. However, when compared to other fast-food restaurants, it is easily one of the better options that can provide you with what you need quickly without breaking your diet.
There are plenty of meaty options to choose from that don’t contain too many carbs or can be easily adjusted so they don’t. Meals that do contain too many carbs can have the bun or sauce removed in order to cut carbs down.
Arby’s also has plenty of salads to choose from and healthy side dish alternatives so that you can avoid starchy foods like fries and onion rings.
In this post, we’ve shown you what to expect and how to order each of Arby’s low-carb options, all you need to do is decide which one you’re going to pick the next time you pay the popular fast-food restaurant a visit.