I've visited California more times than I can count and mastering how to order at In-N-Out Burger has taken me years, especially since I quit eating meat! I'm here to help you prepare for your visit to Cali with this useful post.
For more California goodness check out Travel Guides for Long Beach, Palm Springs, Disneyland, and Disney's California Adventure.
Last week's post on Long Beach mentions our recent visit to California's prized In-N-Out Burger but let's get a little more specific today, shall we?
In-N-Out has an oddly simplistic menu and learning how to order just right isn't easy! There's a "secret" menu and plenty of tips and tricks that you won't learn in the drive through line so I'm here to help you navigate the West Coast's favorite fast food spot with ease.
To make things more complicated during our recent visit our crew was a trio of one meat eater, one vegetarian, and one gluten free eater. We all walked out fat and happy 30 minutes later and that's quite an accomplishment given our self-imposed dietary restrictions.
Make Everything Animal Style.
You can order your burgers and fries to "animal style" for a messy and delicious upgrade.
Animal style burgers come with grilled onions and extra spread, In-N-Out's unique sauce. It adds a ton of flavor and mess to your meal so grab something cool to quench your thirst with and a ton of napkins!
Animal style fries are topped with cheese sauce, spread, and grilled onions. The amount of animal style toppings is generous and leaves very few fries untouched! You'll want a fork, trust me.
What to order - for burger lovers.
If you're a burger lover like Bryce you'll want to try a double double. That's two burger patties and two slices of American cheese, plus the usual lettuce, tomato, and spread.
Bryce's order is the number 1, an animal style double double with fries and a drink.
If two burger patties is just right for you but two slices of cheese isn't enough, try the flying dutchman! That's two burger patties and four slices of cheese.
But wait, there's more! There's a 3X3 or triple triple for three burgers and cheese slices and a 4X4 or quad quad for four of each!
What to order - for vegetarians.
If you're not a meat eater, don't fret! In-N-Out has an option for you that's not just fries and milkshakes.
They have a grilled cheese that's got all the burger fixings without the meat. It's the bun, lettuce, two slices of cheese, tomato, spread, and onions. By itself the grilled cheese is just OK. Order the grilled cheese animal style to enjoy the perfect combo of veggies, cheese, extra spread, and grilled onions.
My order is always an animal style grilled cheese, animal style fries, and an iced tea.
What to order - gluten free.
If you can't or don't want to eat the bun the option for you is to order your burger protein style. That's a fancy name for a lettuce wrap in place of a burger bun.
Yes, you can get a protein style and animal style burger!
Lauren's order was a protein style and animal style cheese burger.
What to order - for kids.
There's no kid specific food menu at In-N-Out but they're generous with the kid-stuff.
We visited with our nephews last year and they got stickers and an adorable In-N-Out themed coloring page.
If you visit In-N-Out while it's raining kids get FREE hot cocoa!
Thanks for visiting In-N-Out with me! Look this post up the next time you're visiting California or any of the other lucky states that have In-N-Out.
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Hello, I'm Angela.
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