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463 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940 Directions

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The whole place is GF! So amazing, cones, ice cream, tid bits. A lot of flavors are for a more mature palate (eucalyptus mint is not your store bought green mint icecream) but so so good. Bees Knees is tremendous!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is gluten free. There are some dairy free options as well. Not sure about nuts. I LOVE there waffle cone and bee knees ice cream. Can not recommend enough!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Completely dedicated gluten-free kitchen
  • 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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Found this place on DoorDash. I called to confirm the GF items and they said everything was! I had a delicious ice cream cookie sandwich with GF chocolate chip cookies and organic vanilla ice cream. Even my gluten-eating family members loved the ice cream sandwiches. I will definitely be back!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Reported to be dedicated gluten-free and celiac friendly. However, menus and staff change frequently, so please verify before visiting!

Gluten Free Features

  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Ice Cream Cones

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Ice Cream
  • Kid Friendly
  • Locally Sourced
  • Online Ordering
  • Organic
  • Outdoor Seating

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Double scoop waffle bowl
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Strawberry beet and coconut honey ice cream and a gluten-free waffle bowl with whipped coconut cream
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The ice cream was super tasty! I had the bee's knees and apple pie flavors in a cone. It was my first time having a real waffle cone in many years so I was very happy.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I didn't end up eating there so I can't speak to how the ice cream is. Just reviewing to give people a heads up that the gluten free cones (and some of the ice cream flavors) contain oats. :( I know this is fine for some GF folks, but not for me. I do give them credit for having clear signage with the ingredients listed so I at least didn't have to wait in line and talk to a person before giving up and leaving.

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Ahmazing!!! The Bees Knees ice cream was awesome. I had a double scoop, dark chocolate & bee's knees, in a waffle bowl. Going back tomorrow for another!!

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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there were approximately 12 customers in front of us and it took about 30 minutes for us to get to the front of the line. Serious service inefficiency here with four people at the front but only one scooping ice cream.

Why I like this place? Because they have gluten free/dairy free ice cream served on gluten-free waffle cones.

It's quite a bit of a wait and you'll pay a premium price but if you have a restricted diet it's totally worth it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything there is gluten free!!! Their ice cream is amazing. I also enjoyed a waffle cone and the next day I had a waffle bowl. Yes, I had to go twice while I was in town because it was so good. The Knees Bees is delicious. I also had the cherry cheesecake and vanilla, all was soooo good! I can't wait to go again when we are in town later this year.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Hands down Bees Knees is the best ice cream I’ve ever had. In a gf waffle cone!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Their Bees Knees ice cream is my favorite. All of their ice cream flavors have been gluten free the last few times we have stopped in, but their cones taste like coconut now, because they are using coconut oil. That switch must have happened when they made them vegan. The cone texture is better than before, but I don’t like the taste of coconut. I found out after our visit that they use oat flour in their cones and cookies, and it is not gluten free, so they do not recommend these products for celiacs. Update - they are now using gluten free oat flour.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything in the entire shop is gluten free! Absolutely amazing homemade cones and toasted marshmallow topping

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing ice cream and 100% celiac safe GF!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Ice cream was really creamy and good but the best was the GF waffle cone!! My daughter couldn’t remember ever having a cone at an ice cream store before today. It was a really good cone! Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing! All ice cream flavors were gf (I know another review said there was a flavor not gf, but they must have changed that) the only cone they offer is a waffle cone and it's gf. They also have gf ice cream sandwiches that was very good! Will definitely come back next time I'm in the area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Fantastic ice cream. Unique flavors. Vegan options. And gluten free waffle cones! What more can you ask for?

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Fantastic ice cream! I loved that I could get a cone too!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I was so excited when I saw they had GF waffle cones and ice cream sandwiches, but they use a shared scoop for all their ice cream, so they cross contaminate everything. They only had one flavor with gluten, but as a celiac, I wasn't taken a chance. So sad, because my husband said their ice cream is great.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The GF waffle cones are AMAZING. They also have GF ice cream cakes and ice cream sandwiches.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Organic, locally sourced ice cream. All flavors are usually gluten free (if it contains flour, they use a gf blend) and the homemade gf cones are delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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