Sandy Pony Donuts

16 recent ratings
$ • Donut Shop
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Donuts
100% of 15 votes say it's celiac friendly
115 Garfield Pkwy
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Most Recent Reviews


Wheat Allergy

Overall Rating

Review


The best gluten feee donuts i’ve ever had. Love the cinnamon sugar donuts! Also asked if I was celiac and ensured safety.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They offer 2 kinds of gluten free donuts, cinnamon sugar and powdered sugar. Donuts are hot and made to order.

If you're not concerned about cross contamination there are alot of other topping choices.

We got cinnamon sugar. They were kind of pasty and dry but they were warm and fresh. Probably wouldn't bother again unless I had kids with me.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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2022 update- lovely experience. The price for gf is now marked. When I asked what flavours were gluten free, the guy asked if I had celiac and about cross contamination. He told me the toppings that were 100% gf and said that if I wasn’t worried about cross contamination that I could have anything that didn’t use Oreos, pretzels, or cereal. Much better experience this time.

2019 - Giving a 4 because they were delicious. Limited toppings but they do use a separate fryer and have some toppings for GF that are in separate containers. Not giving a 5 because the price of GF is nearly double of a regular donut and as of the time of this review, it was not stated in their signage. But they were very cakey and moist.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 5 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Donuts

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Tips


Gluten Intolerant

Ask for celiac friendly toppings. Some of the flavours have a separate dipping station.

3 years ago

More Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Delicious gf donuts! My daughters loved their donuts and they also offer Rise Up coffee and other drinks. Convenient location on Coastal Highway in Bethany Beach.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I was so excited to try their gluten free cinnamon-sugar donut but was not very impressed. First, they told me they could make any of their flavors gluten free, except that some of their ingredients contain gluten. I was so confused and they weren't terribly helpful with my questions. I ended up getting the cinnamon sugar one because I was most confident it wouldn't be cross contaminated. It was tasty, but very dry and barely warm. I don't know if I just came on a bad day but I was not impressed.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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As others have said, they have gluten free donuts available, cooked in a separate fryer. Two styles (cinnamon sugar and powdered sugar) are also prepared dedicated for just the gluten free donuts - no cross contamination from the toppings. The donuts themselves were delicious and made hot and fresh.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Although only two flavors of donuts can be made gluten free (cinnamon sugar and powdered sugar), I had a great experience! Staff was very knowledgeable, donuts are prepared in a seperate fryer and work space, and the food was delicious. Definitely worth the wait for celiacs!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The Staff did a great job at making sure that we knew about all the options. Although there was a long line, it was well worth the wait. Would absolutely go again.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious fresh, hot GF donuts! My kids loved them! Have 2 options that are dedicated GF toppings for celiac (powdered & cinnamon sugar). Otherwise, you can pick GF donut and whichever topping you’d like if cross contamination doesn’t bother you (ie if eating GF is a preference for you, not intolerance). Fun idea for you to be able to pick your toppings! We ordered 1/2dozen to take home too!

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Lots of GF donuts options! Kids love it and ordered 6 donuts a day!

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

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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Review


They only have two variety the powdered sugar and cinnamon. Everything else is cross contaminated. If that is what you want definitely wait in line for half an hour but if not I would skip it

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


haven’t had donuts in years, best i’ve ever had

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This place is awesome. First time ever that my son had fresh donuts! Completely made his day. They are excellent too - you wouldn’t know they are gluten free (and dairy free too, which my son is also allergic to).

The only toppings they could guarantee were GF were cinnamon and powdered sugar, as the other glazes and toppings are also used for gluten donuts, but my son tried those and did not have a reaction. But of course there is potential for cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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


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

Celiac

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The gf donuts were delicious didn’t taste at all gluten free. The Nima tester that I tested the donuts came up with a smiley face which meant it was gluten free. When asked what items were GF, was advised that the toppings were shared. Staff said the powdered and cinnamon had the best chance of on ross contamination. Staff cleaned the prep area, changed gloves and opened new containers of toppings. Both donuts were tested with the Nima sensor and got happy faces.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


They have a gluten free fryer for the gluten free donuts . They also change gloves and use different utensils

There are gluten free donuts but very limited toppings. I was disappointed with the limited toppings as we could only get power sugar and cinnamon. The donuts were good though

Safety


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

— 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 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The GF donuts are made separately from the other donuts.

You have choices of toppings that have not been cross contaminated with other toppings. My family picked cinnamon and powdered sugar. Everything is made to order so you get to eat warm donuts that are delicious.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


So delicious, I had their plain donut several times and didn’t get sick! Last time we noticed a sign that they aren’t celiac safe but I think they are!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Be prepared to stand in a long line, at least on summer mornings. Staff told me any of the toppings could be done gluten free but I didn’t trust that so I just got the raw and it was delicious!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So great! My kiddo has spent the entire week watching his cousins eat Dunkin’ Donuts which has nothing safe for a Celiac. This place has a separate fryer and you can get powdered or sugared completely GF. Otherwise the toppings are shared. I am editing my star review because 1 dozen GF donuts cost $30 but according to all signage and menus should be $14. That is a SERIOUS upcharge for having to purchase something for a medically necessary diet. It was for my kiddo but who would pay MORE than double the price!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a donut shop that makes all donuts fresh to order. They now offer gluten free donuts which is very exciting! The guy I spoke with said they are prepared in a separate area, and you can get practically any donut style made gf (as long as they are ones that don’t have gluten toppings like Oreos) but the caveat is that they share glaze and toppings with the regular donuts, so those are no good for those of us with Celiac. The only two donuts that would not be contaminated are the Sandy Pony (cinnamon and sugar) and the Big Pearl (powdered sugar). I got the Sandy Pony donut and it was delicious. Came out warm, and very tasty!

EDIT - I returned the following week and had a different cashier/employee who said all glazed and dips, including the cinnamon sugar and powdered sugar, were shared between donuts. He said the only safe donut would be the plain one. Not sure if it’s a training issue or one of the people I spoke with was mistaken, but if you go, ask a lot of questions. I didn’t get sick from eating the donuts the week earlier, but wary about getting them again now. (Also, gf donuts are microwaved to be warm, not fried)

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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