Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

5 recent ratings
$ • Ice Cream Shop
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Ice Cream
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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3657 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613
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Overall Rating

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Delicious (if overpriced) ice cream. They’re very accommodating— tell them you need an allergy scoop for celiac and they’ll go to the back to get you a scoop of ice cream from a fresh bin that hasn’t been cross contaminated. They give “normal” people a bit of waffle cone in their ice cream bowls, so make sure they know you don’t want that. Pro tip: if you go to smoke daddy across the street for BBQ first, you get a 25% off coupon for jenis afterward! Perfect GF date night.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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 dairy-free
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Awesome knowledgable staff! My son and I both explained our allergy. We got fresh scoops from an unopened flavors in the back. The Darkest Chocolate is amazing.

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

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

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I love when they do their gluten free cake in ice cream! It was a wedding cake when I visited this time and it was wonderful.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year 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

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Ice Cream

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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A very happy celiac boy!
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Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Found chunks of waffle cone in my ice cream that was labeled gluten free - not safe for celiacs

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Went here with my 7 year old son who is both a giant cubs fan and has celiac.This place had all the GF ice creams labeled and when told that my son had celiac went in back to scoop out of new container with dedicated scoopers. They knew automaticly what to do without giving me that confused look when asked about doing just that!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I went to the Southport Ave location but I assume they're all similar. All of the items are clearly marked and most of them are marked gluten free. I had the cookies and cream for the first time in forever.

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 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Because this is during COVID times, you can’t approach the counter where the ice creams are (at least at the west loop location; you order at a register from inside the front door). However they have a sign posted that says to alert cashier of any food allergies.

They have a couple of gluten free flavors and a couple of dairy free options. But best of all is there are 3 gluten free AND dairy free options!

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 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This was such a brilliant experience with clear labeling. No such bore as vanilla and chocolate! I enjoyed banana cream brulee and goat cheese cherry - both blew me away!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing ice cream with lots of different flavors! Tell them you have an allergy... and they will get a new scooper and get it from a tub in the back to avoid cc. All flavors are marked GF on the glass in front of them.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic! Everything is clearly marked as GF. They also have DF and vegan options as well. Flavors are unique- I got GF Gooey Butter Cake 😋

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Yummy ice cream with several gf choices. Cross contamination possible but staff were very willing to scoop from the back where there was no cc at all, and they knew the drill for doing it without being instructed.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They list which ice creams are gluten free and got me a clean scoop from an un-opened container in the back. It was delicious!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Most of their ice cream flavors are gluten free and they use separate scoopers to reduce cross-contamination. They don’t have gluten free cones, but the ice cream was delicious. They also have dairy free options.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


this ice cream shop has flavors that are gluten-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free and dairy free. They knew about allergens. They used a separate spoon, wash their hands and washed the spoon. They say that those ice creams are allergen only and they keep separate scoops for them.

if you didn’t feel safe with any potential cross contamination, they also sell ice cream by the pint that you can take home.

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 dairy-free
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Had many gluten free options and the staff was well educated. Did not get sick either!

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They got an unopened container of ice cream in back for me. Used cleaned utensils. Clearly marked GF options.

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 dairy-free

Overall Rating

Review


Only had one flavor of GF/DF ice cream - which was whiskey & cayenne… not a great option for children and the staff was unfriendly

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

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