Cowlick's Ice Cream Cafe

10 recent ratings
$ • Ice Cream Shop
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Ice Cream
Safety Rating
9 ratings

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250 N Main St
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Very knowledgeable about GF. We had the pralines and cream with no aftermath. Very creamy ice cream that was mot overly sweet.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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We found this ice cream shop on our trip to glass beach 4 years ago, and drove the 3.5 hrs this year just to get a fix. I don’t know what they do to this ice cream but it is mind-blowingly delicious. I don’t even usually care for ice cream. Glad they survived the pandemic! There are gluten friendly flavors and everything is well-labeled.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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amazing ice cream. very safe and understanding of celiac. took ice cream from the back (gluten free ice cream cones are the typical ones and not homemade so i would suggest to skip those). Spectacular place.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Ice Cream

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Kid Friendly

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Celiac

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All ice creams are marked for allergies, they even have a separate sheet w all ingredients. They carry GF cones, offered to clean the scooper and use a fresh batch of ice cream. And it was delish!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Long line but good ice cream! The lady who helped us was happy to scoop from the back when we said we had Celiac (although she didn't seem to know what that was). Allergens are listed on each ice cream, so that's nice. No GF cones though.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I asked what flavors were gluten free and the kind woman behind the counter grabbed a binder and showed me a packet that stated which flavors had no gluten. Most of them are gluten free! I said I was celiac and asked if they could use a different scoop. She went into the back and got the ice cream out of a separate tub so there was no cross contamination. Plus, they have gluten free cones which are NOT made in-house, so there’s even less possibility for cross contamination there too. They don’t taste amazing, but I haven’t gotten to have ice cream on a cone in quite some time, so it was nice for the experience. They were very nice, very knowledgeable, very careful, and the ice cream was very good. 10/10.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Very accommodating, even with a big line of people. After I mentioned being Celiac, they scooped from fresh tubs of ice cream with a clean scoop. Delicious ice cream!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Talked to worker, he said everything had gluten in it. Either he doesn't know what he's talking about or the signs marking allergies are lying. Either/or, doesn't instill confidence in this place. I was, as always, the only person left out of my group. The other reviews had me so hopeful.

He did say they had dairy free options, so if that's your thing, you're one up on me. #slightlybitter

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten-free cones available and ice cream ingredients listed, which was great. What was really amazing is that when he found out my partner is actually celiac, the server actually went to the back to get new tubs of ice cream so there wouldn’t be contamination from scoops. Super aware and kind and deeeelicious ice cream!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I had the mushroom ice cream it was really good, loved how they took measures not to cross contaminate. They had signs on every ice cream with that allergens where in that ice cream

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Ice cream is individually marked with allergens

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This ice cream is SO delicious! They have gluten free cones and all ice creams are marked with all allergies. They were very patient and kind.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Great selection Gluten free cones!!! No problems Make sure you visit

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is labeled with ‘contains egg, gluten, nuts’ and when I told the server that I was Coeliac he used ice cream from a fresh tub and washed the scoop to ensure there was no cross contamination. Aside from the excellent service the ice cream was amazing! 😀 We will definitely be going back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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All the ice cream flavors have an allergen listing on their window labels, you don't have to ask what may be hidden. I had a scoop of their "Rockiest Road" ice cream and no problem at all. It was delicious! Not 100% sure what the ingredients are in their sorbet, but they do have dairy-free options too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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