2019 Top Rated Ice Cream Shops
These are the top 50 most allergy-friendly ice cream shops from around the U.S.! By reading Spokin user reviews, you can discover local shops that are always willing to scoop from fresh bins, or bookmark the feature for your summer travels.
1. A La Mode
Location: New York, New York
"Amazing experience! Everything is certified nut-free, including toppings! Very knowledgeable staff and they also have a book of ingredients on all of the products. They also distribute to grocery stores - you can search zip codes on their website. It is so fun to be able to eat regular ice cream!"
@beckgro who manages peanut and lentil allergies
Location: Chicago, Illinois + multiple locations
"I have heard so many good things about Jeni’s and have been wanting to try their ice cream forever! I was so excited that I finally got a chance to this past week! I told my staff about my allergies and asked them to use a clean bin along with a clean scoop. The staff was aware and made me feel safe! The ice cream was delicious and I would definitely go again!"
@lizzyanderlik who manages peanut, tree nut, and sesame allergies
Location: Seattle, Washington
"This is a vegan ice cream spot - super high end and cool flavors - 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. There are nut warnings all over the menu (they even have a sign that they won’t serve kids 11 or younger without an adult.) But was wowed with their care and knowledge. They also have maple vanilla waffle cones that are gluten-free and vegan. "
@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies
9. Sweet Ritual
Location: Austin, Texas
"Amazing options! All ice cream is vegan, so no dairy products or eggs. They have various ice cream based with coconut, soy, and nuts, however all are kept separate and use separate scoopers. They are very attentive to allergies and are educated. The ingredients of each flavor is listed on the website. For example, one coconut-based flavor had pea protein which we would not have known if they didn’t list or we didn’t ask. It’s DELICIOUS! "
@egold who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, lentil, pea, and green pea allergies
10. Salt & Straw
Location: San Francisco, California + multiple locations
"Lots of nuts on menu. I was nervous ordering but they opened a new pint of ice cream and gave me a fresh scoop - so I got to enjoy! Seems simple enough, but have never had this offered to me before."
@julia12 who manages tree nut allergies
Location: Beachwood, Ohio
"I have been going to Mitchell’s for many years now, and there has never been an issue with my allergies. Right when I tell them I’m allergic to dairy, they use a new tub, sprinkles, and scoop. They have very good vegan options too, I always get the raspberry sorbet. Try it out!!"
@allergyally who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, avocado, banana, kiwi, melon, pea, red dye 40, mango, pineapple, and pomegranate allergies
Location: San Fransisco, California + multiple locations
"This is an ice cream shop that uses organic milk and cream and fresh fruits that are churned to order. It’s a fun experience for children and adults alike. You can ask for the ingredient list on anything that they make so for those who are allergic, you can be quite selective."
@bntdnt who manages a soy allergy
14. Royal Scoop
Location: Naples, Florida
"This place is AMAZING! They have all of their nut ice creams in a different section of the counter. All except the Heath Bar Crunch ice cream. They clean the scoops and were great about my allergy. I got Espresso Chip and Cupid’s Love Potion, which is French vanilla with fudge brownie bites and raspberry swirl. SO GOOD. Absolutely going back again."
@natalie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies
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 milk machine to make a shake but the cross-contamination would have still existed. Great customer service!"
@jjhollister who manages Celiac-gluten and grain allergies
Location: Chicago, Illinois + multiple locations
"They will use a clean scoop if you ask - but be careful, they use the same equipment for all of their gelato. However, they do have plenty of sorbet options if you don’t want to risk cross contamination and/or if you have a dairy allergy."
@awissink who manages peanut, shellfish, seed, vegetable, fruit, and legume allergies
Location: North Wildwood, New Jersey
"Owner takes food allergies very seriously & trains her staff on food allergy management including cross contact & ingredient label reading. I am not comfortable having my child eat at ice cream places, but this one put me at ease. I’m not a big risk taker! They have dairy free options and gluten free options too - including gf cones and gf brownie bowls!"
@suekelly who manages peanut, tree nut and milk allergies
22. J.P. Licks
Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts + multiple locations
"Best ice cream place for gluten free. They have gluten free cones, they clean the scooper, and will get you ice cream from a brand new tub if you just tell them you have a gluten allergy!"
@jessiebb100 who manages wheat and Celiac-gluten allergies
23. Molly Moon's
Location: Seattle, Washington + multiple locations
"Molly Moon’s ice cream is a delicious treat for those who suffer from nut allergies! The only have 1 seasonal ice cream with walnuts. Let them know you have a nut allergy and they will use a fresh sanitized ice cream scoop and scoop your ice cream with a new tub of ice cream. Our favorite is the Girl Scout mint!"
@eliseo who manages peanut, tree nut, and shellfish allergies
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Scoops on Beverly was always a favorite for our family. Once we discovered our daughter couldn’t have dairy, we stopped going for a while. However, they have Italian ice, sorbet, and one flavor of diary free ice cream. The dairy free ice cream is almond milk based, they told me when I called. They keep it in the case with the sorbet."
@punkinmama who manages tree nut and milk allergies
Location: Tustin, California
"Yummy yogurt and willing to assist customers with food allergy concerns although they were busy. They offered to pull any toppings from the back, and some toppings in the front were in pull out drawers with attached spoons to prevent CC."
@sheriberry13 who manages peanut and tree nut allergies
Location: Naperville, Illinois + multiple locations
"The staff at Andy’s is always so wonderful. This is the only ice cream place I visited and the only ice cream I have found that I am able to eat. When I order (large cup - half chocolate, half vanilla), and staff member will get clean scoops, re-wash them, then will scoop the ice cream directly from the machine, which continuously makes fresh ice cream. That same employee then brings me my cup him or himself."
@jgrabowski who manages peanut, tree nut, soy, shellfish, seed, vegetable, fruit, and legume allergies
Location: Northbrook, Illinois + multiple locations
“They are amazing for food allergy folks. Their policy is to open a brand new carton of ice cream for any customer with allergies. And they have milk-free sorbets"
@3withallergies who manages peanut, tree nuts, milk, egg, soy, fish, sesame and sodium benzoate allergies
Location: New Buffalo, Michigan
“My favorite ice cream place of all time!! Oinks has tons of delicious dairy-free, nut-free, and sugar free options! They are extremely accommodating and are always willing to scoop from a completely new bin (in addition to thoroughly rinsing the scooper) to avoid any cross contamination! Definitely a place to go if you’re ever in Michigan!”
@avasato who manages a tree nut allergy
36. Rakki Cafe
Location: Chicago, Illinois
“No nuts and very simple menu. Only two flavors of soft serve - motcha and black sesame. I was concerned about the sesame at first but the soft service is in a machine and separate. I had the matcha and it was delicious!"
@awissink who manages peanut, shellfish, sesame, vegetable, fruit, and legume allergies
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Yummy homemade dairy-free ice cream. They have at least 2 flavors to choose from. My son chose vanilla and blueberry and coconut whipped cream as well! So nice to have place that will get clean scoops and get from a closed container in the back. It takes a little longer but worth the wait. It is a very popular place and can get extremely busy with lines down the block. I’d go early just so they have their attention on my dairy free order."
@alohabailey who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and sesame allergies
Location: Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania + multiple locations
“We stopped here once again, as is always the case at Rita’s, we had excellent service. Our daughter wanted to try a new to us flavor. The girl serving us double checked that it is dairy free. She was extra cautious and I appreciated it.”
@punkinmama who manages tree nut and milk allergies
Location: Highwood, Illinois
“We live nearby and decided to check out Chicago Mike’s and boy are we glad we did! My 12 year old had Cookie Jar on a Joy cone. staff knew what to do right away. Gave my son a sample from a fresh bin from the dedicated area in the “back” first. Prepared from fresh bins in dedicated area and Joy cones from a fresh sleeve…Anna the owner was very helpful!! Outdoor seating in front of this cool, historic old firehouse - don’t miss it!!! p.s. check out the web site for more info.”
@winsbro65 who manages peanut and tree nut allergies
Location: Greefield, Wisconsin
“They are able to always get vanilla or chocolate directly from the machine as it coming out so it hasn’t ever touched a counter or any of the toppings. The machines never put any other flavors in the vanilla and chocolate machine so it is always safe. The staff is wonderful and always accommodating. It is totally safe if it comes from the machine and they always use a clean scooper.”
@charsmom who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame and chickpea allergies