2019 Top Rated Ice Cream Shops

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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.


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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


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2. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

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


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3. FRÍO Gelato

Location: Evanston, Illinois

"This is a completely nut-free place. They have a dairy-free section as well! They also are soy and shellfish free. Great for almost ALL allergens!"

@erinweisberg who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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4. Annette’s Italian Ice

Location: Chicago, Illinois

"So many great options for nut and milk allergies!! The Italian ice is delicious!!"

@awissink who manages peanuts, shellfish, seed, vegetable, fruit, and legume allergies


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5. Sweet Action Ice Cream

Location: Denver, Colorado

"We love Sweet Action’s ice creams! 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!"

@lulu who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies


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6. Artisen Gelato

Location: Matthews, North Carolina

"Free from top 8 allergens! Gelato made from fruit."

@ncmommy17 who manages peanut, tree nut, and egg allergies


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7. Frankie and Jo's

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


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8. Scoops Ice Cream

Location: Chicago, Illinois

"A great place to go if you are craving ice cream! They have great flavors and are very educated when it comes to allergies."

@diver96 who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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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


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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


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11. Mitchell's Ice Cream

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


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12. Smitten Ice Cream 

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


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13. New City Microcreamery

Location: Hudson, Massechusets 

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

@melismax who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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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


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15. Kippy's! Non-Dairy Ice Cream Shop

Location: Los Angeles, California

"My daughter tried this for the first time today and she loves the strawberry cream flavor. Will definitely go back to this ice cream shop."

@sleepyangel who manages peanut, milk, egg, fish, and shellfish allergies


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16. Curly's Boonton

Location: Boonton, New Jersey

"Love their Italian ice and the coconut-almond milk raspberry ice cream - it’s my favorite!"

@sarahcat who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, soy, shellfish, seed, vegetable, legume, and lupine allergies


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17. 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 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


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18. Cornell Dairy Bar

Location: Ithaca, New York

"The ice cream is creamy and delicious! There are even gluten-free cones available!!"

@cbrauner who manages a Celiac-gluten allergy


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19. Paciugo

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


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20. Creamistry

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona + multiple locations

"They make the ice cream right in front of you, so you can watch the staff and make sure it’s safe. They have a coconut milk-based option. Staff is reasonably allergy aware."

@carolynr who manages milk and egg allergies


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21. Cool Scoops Ice Cream Parlor

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


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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


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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


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24. Scoops on Beverly

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


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25. Like No Udder

Location: Providence, Rhode Island

"Ordered non-dairy ice cream cakes for our daughter’s birthday - she is allergic to eggs and peanuts - customer service was great, products were perfect. Best of all, Isla loved it!"

@arianne08 who manages peanut and egg allergies


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26. Joghurt Frozen Yogurt Haus

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


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27. Las Paletas

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

“Delicious fruit based popsicles! A fun afternoon treat!"

@mbaldes who manages peanut, milk, sodium benzoate, olive oil and turmeric allergies


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28. Taiyaki NYC

Location: New York, New York + multiple locations

“I love Teriyaki NYC! I’ve come here several times and have never had any issues."

@elizabeth1215 who manages tree nut, vegetable, fruit, and green bean allergies


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29. Longford's Own Made Ice Cream

Location: Rye, New York

"Longford’s has amazing sorbet and understand the severity of food allergies! Just make sure you ask to clean the scooper and you will have awesome sorbet"

@blabella13 who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, fish and shellfish allergies


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30. Andy's Frozen Custard

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


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31. Tropical Moose

Location: Kirkwood, Missouri

"No nuts here! Completely nut-free."

@daph22 who manages a tree nut allergy


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32. Bahama Buck's

Location: Tomball, Texas

“They have many allergy friendly options for shave ice. Even though there is ice cream with dairy, the staff ensures there is no cross contamination."

@melijah23 who manages peanut, milk, egg, melon and grape allergies


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33. Graeter's Ice Cream

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


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34. The Local Scoop

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

“Helpful friendly staff. Delicious ice cream."

@hneglia who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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35. Oink’s Dutch Treat

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


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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


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37. Gessert's Ice Cream and Confectionery

Location: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

“New scoop and new container. Thanks to Susie who first rated this place. Would have never known without this Spokin app! Everyone enjoyed!"

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


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38. The Franklin Fountain

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


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39. Sugar Crazy

Location: Plainview, New York

“They have a section of A La Mode ice cream which is a completely nut free brand! My daughter loves to go! Highly recommend!!”

@rmanikstein who manages tree nut, shellfish, mustard seed, poppyseed and sesame allergies


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40. Abi's Ice Cream

Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

“What a great find while visiting Coeur D’Alene. My son was so happy to have 3 different choices and one included chocolate (his favorite!).”

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


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41. Homer's Restaurant & Ice Cream

Location: Wilmette, Illinois

“They were clearly very used to helping customers with food allergies - we were a little nervous because they did have nuts but they did a really nice job.”

@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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42. Melt Ice Creams

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

“Eggless base for most flavors, plus nut free and egg free options. Super friendly staff happy to answer questions.”

@bigeater who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, sesame and chickpea allergies


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43. Scooter's Frozen Custard

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Scooter’s staff is knowledgeable about allergies, and they will use a clean scoop if you tell them you have allergies.”

@awissink who manages peanuts, shellfish, seeds, vegetables, fruits, and legumes allergies


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44. Rita's

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


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45. Beachside Scoops 

Location: New Buffalo, Michigan

“Dairy and soy free sorbet available. Ingredient list right on hand. Polite and helpful staff.”

@allisonsise who manages milk, egg, soy and wheat allergies


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46. Chicago Mike's Ice Cream Co. 

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


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47. Kopp's Frozen Custard

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


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48. UConn Dairy Bar

Location: Mansfield, Connecticut

“They get a new carton and coop for you from the back. They have a specific allergy free area.”

@mjp14018 who manages peanuts and tree nut allergies


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49. Jeremiah's Italian Ice of Carrollwood

Location: Tampa, Florida

“If you tell them you have an allergy, they’ll make sure to use a clean scoop. They also keep their facility very clean!”

@cokiwang who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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50. Four Boys Ice Cream Shop

Location: Englishtown, New Jersey

“Employees are aware that soft serve options out of the machine are ok for all nut allergies. They will wash their hands without a problem if asked.”

@avanicole who manages a peanut, tree nut and sesame allergies