51 Allergy-Friendly Milkshake Spots

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It’s love at first sip any time we find a safe milkshake! Our Allergy-Friendly Milkshake Guide features 51 places the Spokin community enjoyed safe shakes, including Spokin Verified Epic Burger + a la mode. See reviews highlighting dedicated blenders, safe toppings, great allergy practices, and excellent service and if you’ve found an allergy-friendly milkshake spot, please share a review on the Spokin app!

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Epic Burger

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Dedicated Free Of: Shellfish, Sesame

Other Allergens They Can Accommodate: Peanut, Soy, Fish, Gluten, and Sunflower

“We recently learned that Epic Burger has a blender that is dedicated free of nuts! It’s actually a different color. We were so excited that we tried vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry shakes! They were so good! We also had french fries, which are made in a fryer dedicated free of nuts, and a burger, of course! And for anyone with a sesame allergy, they are sesame-free including their buns! Such a find; we love Epic Burger! We have had great experiences here. They are almost more conservative than us. We’d feel comfortable eating at any location.”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


a la mode

Location: New York City, New York

Dedicated Free Of: Peanut, Tree Nut, Coconut, Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Mustard, Sesame, Legumes, and Peas

Other Allergens They Can Accommodate: Milk, Dairy, Wheat, and Gluten

“Staff was great! The whole facility was nut-free. Normally I can’t order a milkshake because of cross-contamination but at this place I could! And I was very happy about that. Yummy flavors, too!”

@adrianapalucci, who manages peanut, tree nut, and seed allergies


CALIFORNIA


Black Tap

Location: Anaheim, California

“They can make any of their shakes vegan and it was the best shake I have ever had (I’ve had my fair share of ice cream). The manager was exceptional. I had ordered dairy-free for allergies and chose chocolate Oreo. He notified me that they used an off-brand of Oreo and it contained dairy. He refunded the topping and remade my shake for me. I was so thankful he saw my allergy on the order slip, went out of his way to help, and was so helpful. Can’t wait to come back next time I’m on vacation! 5 stars are not enough!”

@elizabeth0234, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, crab, fruit, pork, legume, and chia allergies


Smokejumpers Grill

Location: Anaheim, California

“Located off of Buena Vista Street near the Soarin’ Over the World attraction, Smokejumpers Grill is one of my favorite spots for lunch or dinner in California Adventure. The kitchen is nut-free, except for the Impossible burger, and they have allergy-friendly burger buns, gluten-free fries, and plant-based cheese! Since I can have coconut, I am safely able to have the Impossible burger loaded vegan chili fries which are incredible and top 8 allergen-free! I also LOVE their milkshakes, which are all always nut-free! Their summer seasonal s’mores shake contains graham cracker crumbs, but I was able to get it specially made gluten-free by the chef!”

@emsnutfreeeats, who manages celiac and peanut and tree nut allergies


Main Street Burgers

Location: Los Gatos, California

“The manager made sure that both boys enjoyed a burger and milkshake free of tree nuts. They have a dedicated mixer for nut-free products for the shakes. They also have gluten-free buns!”

@dsarsour, who manages tree nut, sesame, seed, peach, and quinoa allergies


Plant Power Fast Food

Location: Long Beach, California

“Iconic Burger, fries, and Cookies n Cream Shake. All vegan!”

@jennatso8, who manages milk, egg, and meat allergies


Monty’s Good Burger

Location: Los Angeles, California

“Single burger, tater tots, and strawberry milkshake.”

@jennatso8, who manages milk, egg, and meat allergies


Palo Alto Creamery

Location: Palo Alto, California

“I told them about my peanut allergy and they happily cleaned the milkshake mixer for me. I had a delicious and safe strawberry shake! Super fun spot.”

@awissink, who manages peanut, squid, sesame, and fruit allergies


Roam Artisan Burgers

Location: San Francisco, California

“Such yummy burgers! I’ve been coming here for years and always feel safe with my allergies! I love how customizable everything is. Even the burger meat has options: turkey, beef, bison, lamb, and veggie. Their most popular bun is a sesame seed bun but they do have other options (wheat, gluten-free, or lettuce wrap). I’ve never had a shake here BUT the flavors are all nut-free (sans coconut) and my peanut/tree nut-allergic friend had a vanilla bean shake with no problems! Got takeout here during COVID with no problems! Love Roam!”

@samsafeeats, who manages peanut, tree nut, shellfish, wheat, vegetable, fruit, pea, basil, thyme, and vanilla allergies


Gilda’s 

Location: Santa Cruz, California

“Despite a seafood-based menu, there is a separate fryer for non-shellfish items like fries. The buns are nut-free, as well as the milkshakes. The waitress was extremely accommodating.”

@spuds32, who manages tree nut and shellfish allergies


COLORADO


Watercourse Foods

Location: Denver, Colorado

“100% vegan restaurant! The server asked off the bat for anyone with food allergies. I am not vegan but the options are phenomenal. I love the dairy-free soft pretzels and “milk” shakes!”

@rubyred07, who manages milk and fish allergies


CONNECTICUT


Three Girls Vegan

Location: Guilford, Connecticut

“Three Girls Vegan has been serving delicious Italian cuisine for years. They recently opened a bakery at a second location in Connecticut. They serve bakery foods, breads and more. I went there on their third day since opening and enjoyed their croissants, focaccia, pain au chocolate, cupcakes and cookies. I also had their soft serve ice cream with chocolate dip on a cone. They have a few different soft serve flavors and a choice of chocolate or cherry dip and other toppings. They also make soft serve sundaes, shakes and ice cream cakes. Their soft serve is oat milk based. I believe they use almond milk as well. Their cones are gluten-free. Everything on their menu is dairy-free, vegan and delicious! I can’t wait to go back to try more items on their menu!”

@shaeallergy07, who manages a milk allergy


Wayback Burgers

Location: Rocky Hill, Connecticut

“We love Wayback! Their milkshakes don’t contain nuts—some are made with Oreos which you need to check the label for. Their food is delicious. My favorite milkshake was when they had a seasonal WOWBUTTER shake! I love all of their flavors though so it is hard to pick a favorite.”

@teresateal, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


FLORIDA


SoBe Vegan

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

“Delicious vegan food. They have vegan milkshakes!”

@jj, who manages peanut, milk, egg, fish, and sesame allergies


Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

Location: Kissimmee, Florida

“AMAZING! I do not even have words! If you are going to Disney, you must go here! It is located inside Hollywood Studios! I had a shake for the first time in my life…and not just any shake, but a cookie shake made with Tofutti ice cream, Enjoy Life cookies, rice milk, coconut whipped cream, and house made chocolate sauce! Chef Daniel makes everything in his own station, so no need to worry about cross-contact! In addition to the shake, I had an outstanding burger and fries! Definitely one of the best meals of my life, and chef could not have been any kinder!”

@missmeliss1895, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and shellfish allergies


D-Luxe Burger

Location: Lake Buena Vista, Florida

“D-luxe Burger was d-licious! I never really have been able to have speciality shakes at restaurants (let alone theme parks) due to risk of cross-contamination. But D-luxe burger is a saving Grace! Their kitchen is 100% nut-free and make their gelato in-house so it is guaranteed nut-free! This was such a win for Oliver and I, so we had the s’mores shake and fries to share (they fry in canola oil). The s’mores shake was absolutely delicious and I am so happy that I can have a fancy milkshake like everyone else now.”

@amandapayo1219, who manages a peanut allergy


Bunnie Cakes

Location: Miami, Florida

“They have Cupcake Wars-winning cupcakes. Everything is vegan. Some things are gluten-free. Most things are soy-free. I got to try my first real milkshake there and it was delicious. They also have donuts, which are amazing. They have a large selection of cupcakes as well as regular cakes. Everything about it is amazing!”

@katyg719, who manages a tree nut allergy


Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Location: Orlando, Florida

“This was honestly the most magical experience for our dining. The chef came out and spent so much time reviewing stuff and our allergens, figured out what our picky food-allergy toddler liked to eat, and created something off menu for her. Chef Ken then made a safe milkshake which was amazing. 10/10 would go back.”

@vkotz, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


The Greenery Creamery

Location: Orlando, Florida

“Favorite place for vegan ice cream and milkshakes!”

@veganwallergies, who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, fish, shellfish, and legume allergies


GEORGIA


Wild Sugar

Location: Evans, Georgia

“Their coconut and sorbet machine are top 8 free (with the exception of coconut being the tree nut). They do have a gluten-free cookie, however, it does contain soybean if you have to avoid that. Brad, the owner, responded to my email right away sharing product ingredients and pictures. This was very helpful. They do have some top 8 free toppings, however, some of the topping bar ingredients may have cross-contamination but they will provide fresh toppings from the back upon request. Their milkshakes can be made with almond milk upon request as well. This was such a great experience to have a real ice cream date with friends.”

@mama_crist, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, soy, and wheat allergies


ILLINOIS


Chicago Diner

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“So happy we found this place! Vegan food is safe food for us since it has no milk and eggs. Had a cheesesteak, poutine fries, quesadilla, and I had to do a double take on the dairy-free milkshake, it was so good!”

@alohabailey, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and sesame allergies


Small Cheval

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“There are only two things on the menu here: burgers and french fries. When asking about my nut allergies, the server said “Oh I have nut allergies too. You don’t have to worry about that here.” I even got to enjoy a delicious chocolate milkshake. A quick, easy, and delicious stop. One of the best burgers I’ve ever had!”

@alyssabauder, who manages a peanut allergy


Portillo’s Restaurants

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“They haven’t changed their menu since we’ve been eating here—it’s very consistent and one of the places our daughter can even get a milkshake!”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Vaca’s Creamery

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“The ice cream was a little on the pricey side, but It. Was. So. Good. Oat milk soft serve ice cream? Yes please! They have chocolate, vanilla, swirl, and a seasonal flavor. They serve milkshakes and sundaes and have plenty of toppings to choose from (there were a couple peanut-related toppings so only eat at your comfort level). But guess what?! They had an ingredient book with all the toppings, ice cream flavors, and the different types of cones’ ingredients! Will absolutely go again.”

@natalie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


JOE & THE JUICE

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“I came here with my daughter and she got the avocado sandwich. It comes with vegan pesto but there are no nuts in the pesto. She also got the red supreme shake which had no nuts and they offered to wash the blender—they do Java almond milk but she’s not allergic. Cute spot near shopping to pop in and hit the stores again! Right in the Chicago Gold Coast near Michigan Ave!”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Epic Burger

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Dedicated Free Of: Shellfish, Sesame

Other Allergens They Can Accommodate: Peanut, Soy, Fish, Gluten, Sunflower

“We recently learned that Epic Burger has a blender that is dedicated free of nuts! It’s actually a different color. We were so excited that we tried vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry shakes! They were so good! We also had french fries, which are made in a fryer dedicated free of nuts, and a burger, of course! And for anyone with a sesame allergy, they are sesame-free including their buns! Such a find; we love Epic Burger! We have had great experiences here. They are almost more conservative than us. We’d feel comfortable eating at any location.”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


elephant + vine

Location: Evanston, Illinois

“This is a new vegan restaurant that is also 100% peanut and tree nut-free (not including coconut)! Aside from one restaurant in Disney World, this is the only place I’ve found milkshakes that are safe for my allergies! The double chocolate shake was an absolute dream come true! I tried both the coffee and vanilla shakes as well, which my parents ordered! They showed me labels of the ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce, and I am just so super excited to have a new safe and delicious place!”

@missmeliss1895, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and shellfish allergies


DAWG PARK

Location: Glenview, Illinois

“We ordered fun shakes from here. All their shakes are nut-free, so no worries about the blender!”

@cleanlabelmom, who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and legume allergies


The Burger Social

Location: Wheaton, Illinois

“Burger Social staff are well educated about the menu and helped us navigate to safe options for our son who has life-threatening nut allergies. And the best thing of all? Their chocolate milkshake was safe for him! This was the first time he’s been able to have a milkshake at a restaurant and not made by mom! He was SO excited. It’s the little things, right?!”

@raven, who manages peanut, tree nut, soy, sesame, and legume allergies


Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store

Location: Western Springs, Illinois

“Oberweis has amazing shakes! The employees have always been super attentive to any dietary needs of those with me and my own. They have a full allergen chart for their menu on their website. Oberweis is extremely dairy-heavy but they do have non-dairy options like sorbets! I love love love their chocolate milk!”

@reganh, who manages milk and egg allergies


MICHIGAN


M Street Baking Company

Location: Howell, Michigan

“Their birthday cake shake can be made gluten-free! Very delicious.”

@karaking54, who manages celiac and wheat, banana, and hot dog allergies


MISSOURI


Winstead’s Restaurants

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

“They don’t use any nuts for their shakes, so I feel safe ordering one since there’s no risk for cross-contamination.”

@user123456789, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


NEVADA


Alexxa’s Bar

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

“Spoke with manager and children’s menu was nut-free…the only dessert they would recommend is a milkshake.”

@ginaloder08, who manages a tree nut allergy


NEW JERSEY


The WooHoo

Location: Beach Haven, New Jersey

“The WooHoo is the best spot on Long Beach Island for people with allergies. When you order at the window, they give you a sheet to mark your allergies down! They offer gluten-free buns for burgers, and their french fries are fried in a dedicated fryer, so they’re safe for people with celiac. They understand cross-contamination and take precautions to eliminate it. They also have certain ice cream flavors that are the “allergy flavor” and use dedicated, clean scoops for. They also have an allergy-dedicated milkshake maker, so it is safe for people with celiac! They offer dairy-free ice creams and soft serve as well. The staff is always so kind and helpful when I order. I feel so safe eating here, and come every time I’m at the shore!”

@celiactivist, who manages celiac and an oat allergy


Brownstone Pancake Factory

Location: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

“We ate here for our first time and I will admit, I was very hesitant eating with a menu with so many peanut items. The waiter assured us that there is a separate mixer that doesn’t use any peanut products in it. I was still nervous and went up to the shake prep area and the lady who was making the shake assured me it was on the safe equipment. My peanut-allergic son was able to have a shake! And it was an amazing shake that looked like artwork! The whole dinner was a success!”

@leslieevans, who manages a peanut allergy


D’Ercole Donuts

Location: Northvale, New Jersey

“Love this place! Delicious donuts and they also carry a la mode ice cream and milkshakes.”

@cerj02, who manages a peanut allergy


NEW YORK


a la mode

Location: New York City, New York

Dedicated Free Of: Peanut, Tree Nut, Coconut, Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Mustard, Sesame, Legumes, and Peas

Other Allergens They Can Accommodate: Milk, Dairy, Wheat, and Gluten

“Staff was great! The whole facility was nut-free. Normally I can’t order a milkshake because of cross-contamination but at this place I could! And I was very happy about that. Yummy flavors, too!”

@adrianapalucci, who manages peanut, tree nut, sunflower, canola, and rapeseed allergies


Sugar Crazy

Location: Plainview, New York

“Sugar Crazy is a candy, ice cream, and novelty store. They have a separate display of a la mode ice cream which is nut, sesame, and egg-free. They also know which items are gluten-free and use new scoopers. They have a large section of nut-free prepackaged desserts along with colorful, novelty Rice Krispie treats labeled nut-free. There is also a dedicated nut-free blender for milkshakes. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable regarding allergies.”

@stephsorkin, who manages tree nut, shrimp, sesame, seed, and canola oil allergies


PDQ Westbury

Location: Westbury, New York

“A bit like fast food, very good with my allergies. I got a shake and they labeled it with my allergies and asked before we ordered “Is there anyone that has allergies?” Very good food and very allergy-friendly.”

@jlaico1, who manages peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, sesame, and green bean allergies


OREGON


Burgerville

Location: Portland, Oregon

“Dairy-free milkshakes and gluten-free buns are both available. Food is very consistent. Tell them you have a gluten allergy and they will prepare the hamburger bun by steaming it inside a bag, and you can assemble it yourself to avoid cross-contamination. Dedicated fryer for French fries.”

@ladysouza, who manages celiac and milk and wheat allergies


Next Level Burger

Location: Portland, Oregon

“Entirely vegan burger and fries kind of place. Staff was knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly despite being very busy. Menu is clearly labeled that shakes were available in coconut or soy and may contain traces of peanuts, but the shake area is completely separate from the kitchen. She let us know there are other nuts in the kitchen, so be sure to check for your allergens. We are peanut only. Food was delicious, non-GMO, and organic.”

@skyarrish, who manages a peanut allergy


Fifty Licks Ice Cream

Location: Portland, Oregon

“We have yet to let our allergic toddler try ice cream, but I inquired with Fifty Licks (my husband and I love them ourselves), and the owner was so kind and helpful in answering my questions. Of course, there are always risks, but I felt comfortable with his answers and believe the staff would take things seriously and use fresh bins/scoops if we asked. I believe the owner said his wife has allergies, so they understand and take it seriously. The vegan cho-coco-mel is SO delicious, especially in a (non-dairy) milkshake!”

@kthat, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and egg allergies


PENNSYLVANIA


HipCityVeg

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Being a vegan restaurant, HipCityVeg is a naturally milk-free environment. This, plus its close proximity to the UPenn campus, makes it a go-to for a college student with a milk-allergy. The meals and desserts are delicious, the staff is friendly, and the peace of mind is priceless.”

@jamisonv, who manages tree nut and milk allergies


The Milk Shake Factory

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“They have about 7 different dairy-free milkshake options. They make the dairy-free separate for allergies and are incredibly helpful and considerate.”

@punkinmama, who manages a milk allergy


Burgatory

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“This is the first location for one of our favorite restaurants. We went last night after a trip to the zoo for dinner before the first day of school. As always, they were fantastic about accommodating our daughter and her allergies. And, as always, she was able to have a dairy-free cheeseburger and milkshake.”

@punkinmama, who manages a milk allergy


Penn State Berkey Creamery

Location: State College, Pennsylvania

“They have a dedicated allergen-free area with separate milkshake machines and scoops. Employees change gloves between moving in the regular area and the allergen area.”

@18houstona, who manages a tree nut allergy


RHODE ISLAND


Green Line Apothecary

Location: Wakefield, Rhode Island

“Always double check when I go in because it is a small menu and they have new flavors. Every time I’ve been, there have been no flavors I’m allergic to so I did not have to request clean tub and clean scoop. I tell them I have allergies and they check to make sure everything is safe. Occasionally, I have seen vegan options, but I might just not notice if they have them all the time. I love their chocolate shakes!”

@foodallergygrl, who manages tree nut and egg allergies


TEXAS


Spiral Diner & Bakery

Location: Dallas, Texas

“I have visited all 3 DFW locations, with the Denton diner being my favorite. Although the diner isn’t advertised as allergy-free, there are so many options and accommodations available for your family. They are strictly vegan, so there isn’t a worry of any animal product cross-contamination, and they can adjust or recommend menu items as needed. Make sure to order a “milk”shake with your meal. The best!”

@theoweno, who manages milk, egg, orange, and beef allergies


Health Camp

Location: Waco, Texas

“If you have a nut allergy, they will hand mix your milkshake since they have so many flavors (including peanut butter). Staff was friendly and great!”

@adrianapalucci, who manages peanut, tree nut, sunflower, canola, and rapeseed allergies


UTAH


Dairy Keen

Location: Heber City, Utah

“Extensive gluten-free menu, gluten-free buns and bread, gluten-free milkshakes, separate fryer and prep area. The owner had celiac disease.”

@glutenfreefinds, who manages celiac


WASHINGTON


Hot Cakes

Location: Seattle, Washington

“We had the vegan gooey brownie molten cake served with a side of vegan ice cream and it was absolutely delicious! Also, the vegan vanilla shake is oh so yummy. This bakery also offers vegan cookies, which we wanted to try but the staff highly recommended not to get the cookies since the peanut butter cookies do share baking trays with the vegan cookies. We were so thankful they shared this information with us. The molten cakes were recommended, since those cakes are prepped and baked in a different area. When we ordered, they made sure to inform staff of our daughters allergens and she was able to safely enjoy a yummy vegan molten cake!”

@nmarie, who manages peanut and egg allergies


WASHINGTON, D.C.


Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats

Location: Washington, D.C.

“I felt super confident eating there! I have been there twice. The first time I was there, I got the mac-and-cheese (Daiya) and a cupcake and a milkshake. It was DELICIOUSNESS! Yesterday, when I went I got my first store-bought donut (also delicious) and a milkshake. They are vegan but they also have nut-free (a majority) and wheat-free items.”

@samofceas, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and egg allergies


WISCONSIN


South Pier Parlor

Location: Sheboygan, Wisconsin

“They were so informed, more than me! I told them that I had a gluten-allergy and they immediately asked if I wanted them to switch tubs and scoops. They had a folder with every ice cream and what it contained and they were so nice! They offered to clean off the malt machine to make a shake but the cross-contamination would have still existed. Great customer service!”

@jjhollister, who manages celiac and a grain allergy

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