Allergy-Friendly Ice Cream Shops Reviewed By Spokin Users

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A sweet win is finding an allergy-friendly ice cream shop that someone else has experienced first hand!  We have reviews chock full of grabbing clean scoops, insisting on fresh bins, offering a wide range of allergy-friendly options and never making us feel like we are imposing.


            1. A La Mode
            New York, New York

               Dedicated Free From: Peanut, Tree Nut, Sesame, Egg
               Other Free From Options: Gluten, Wheat, Milk, Soy

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"A La Mode makes incredible ice cream, and everyone who works there is so incredibly kind and helpful. As an adult with food allergies, I was GIDDY with excitement about eating my first ice cream parlor ice cream cones...and they were kind enough to indulge this excitement! I can't recommend them highly enough!"

- Spokin User marina
Adult with food allergies who manages peanut, almond, brazil nut, cashew, hazelnut, macadamia nut, pecan, pine nut, pistachio, walnut, sesame, chickpea, lentil, and pea allergies.

 

             2. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
             Multiple Locations

               Dedicated Free From: None
               Other Free From Options: Gluten, Wheat, Milk, Peanut, Tree Nut, Egg, Soy, Sesame
               Reviewed Locations: Chicago, IL; Nashville, TN

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"Jeni's is a delicious go-to when we crave ice cream. When I tell them I have an allergy, instead of only using a clean scoop, they get my ice cream from brand new containers. Jeni's is also a great place for different and interesting but delicious flavors!"

- Spokin User natalie
Teen with food allergies who manages Brazil nut, cashew, peanuts, pecan, pistachio, and walnut allergies.

 

            3. Frankie & Jo's
            Seattle, Washington

               Dedicated Free From: Milk, Egg, Gluten, Wheat, Soy
               Other Free From Options: Peanut, Tree Nut, Sesame

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"This is a vegan ice cream spot. MANY flavors are made with cashew milk which normally would be a non-starter for us BUT they have several that are coconut based and an entire separate area to get the ice cream for nut allergies - they are crazy careful. They also have maple vanilla waffle cones that are gluten-free and vegan."

- Spokin User susie
A parent of a food allergic middle school child who manages brazil nut, cashew, peanuts, pecan, and pistachio allergies.

 

             4. Miko's Italian Ice
             Chicago, Illinois

               Dedicated Free From: Peanut, Egg, Soy, Sesame
               Other Free From Options: Tree Nut, Milk, Gluten, Wheat, Soy
               *Milk is ONLY in iced coffee

 

"Super helpful staff that know their menu and will use a clean scoop if asked. Great Italian ice too!"

- Spokin User nxm2001
 Young adult with food allergies who manages peanut allergies.

 

            5. Kilwins
            Multiple Locations

               Dedicated Free From: None stated
               Other Free From Options: Peanut, Tree Nut, Milk, Egg, Soy, Gluten, Wheat
               Reviewed Locations: Chicago, IL; Naples, FL

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"As busy as this place is, they ALWAYS take time to get a clean scooper and a new drum of ice cream from which to scoop."

- Spokin User adamwood
Parent of a food allergic middle school child who manages Brazil nut, cashew, peanuts, pecan, pistachio, and walnut allergies.

 

             6. Sweet Action Ice Cream
             Denver, Colorado

                Dedicated Free From: None stated
                Other Free From Options: Milk, Egg, Peanut, Tree Nut, Soy, Gluten, Wheat, Sesame
                *Sorbets are made from sugar, fruit juice, and water

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"We love Sweet Action's vegan ice cream! They take great care to ensure a safe scoop of ice cream when we visit their storefront, and we also enjoy buying their pints at Whole Foods."

- Spokin User lulu
Parent of 2 food allergic middle school children who manages cashew, milk, peanuts, pecan, pistachio, and walnut allergies.

 

             7. South Pier Parlor
             Sheboygan, Wisconsin

                Dedicated Free From: None stated
                Other Free From Options: Gluten, Wheat, Peanut, Tree Nut, Egg, Soy

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"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! Great customer service!"

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Spokin User jjhollister
Young adult with food allergies who manages barley, celiac-gluten, and rye allergies.

 
 
 

             8. Salt & Straw
             Multiple Locations

                Dedicated Free From: None stated
                Other Free From Options: Peanut, Tree Nut, Gluten, Wheat, Egg, Soy
                *Flavors may change monthly
                Reviewed Locations: San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR

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"The staff always asks if you have food allergies when you order. If you do, they use a clean scooper and go to the back and open a new container of ice cream and scoop from it."

- Spokin User chibicheunger
Parent of food allergic elementary school child who manages Peanuts, almond, cashew, hazelnut, pecan, pistachio, and walnut allergies.

 

             9. Smitten Ice Cream
             San Francisco, California

                Dedicated Free From: None stated
                Other Free From Options: Milk, Egg, Peanut, Tree Nut, Gluten, Wheat, Soy
                *All ice cream has egg except for their vegan pops
                *Most ice cream is gluten free except for cookie dough

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"You can ask for the ingredient list on anything that they make so for those who are allergic, you can be quite selective. The only soy that seems to be present is within the TCHO chocolate they use. Otherwise, I have not found soy in any other of the ingredients to date

- Spokin User bntdnt
Adult with food allergies and parent of a food allergic elementary school child who manages soy allergies.

 

            10. Homer's Ice Cream
             Wilmette, Illinois

                Dedicated Free From: None stated
                Other Free From Options: Peanut, Tree Nut, Egg, Gluten, Wheat, Milk, Soy

 

"It is not nut free but if you inform the server of your allergy, they will get a separate container and a new scooper."

- Spokin User jyonnie
Teen with food allergies who manages Cashew, iodine, and pistachio allergies.

 

             11. Sweet Ritual
             Austin, Texas

                Dedicated Free From: Milk, Egg, Honey
                Other Free From Options: Gluten, Wheat, Peanut, Tree Nut, Soy, Sesame

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"Amazing options! All ice cream is vegan so no dairy products or eggs. They have various ice cream bases. Coconut, soy, and nut based however all are kept separate and use separate scoopers. They are very attentive to allergies and educated. The ingredients for each flavor are listed on website. My daughter is tree nut, peanut, egg, dairy, peas, lentils free and ate there safely. It's DELICIOUS!"

- Spokin User egold
Parent of a food allergic high school child who manages almond, brazil nut, cashew, coconut, egg, green pea, hazelnut, lentil, macadamia nut, milk, pea, peanuts, pecan, pine nut, pistachio, and walnut allergies.

 

            12. New City Microcreamery
             Hudson, Massachusetts

               Dedicated Free From: None stated
               Other Free From Options: Peanut, Tree Nut, Milk, Gluten, Wheat, Soy, Sesame

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"Well trained staff that opened a new bulk of ice cream, changed gloves, and washed scoops all while making my son feel like it was totally no big deal."

- Spokin User melismax
Parent of a food allergic middle school child who manages almond, brazil nut, cashew, coconut, hazelnut, macadamia nut, peanuts, pecan, pine nut, pistachio, and walnut allergies.