Sweet Melissa's Ice Cream Shop

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

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4445 Bonita Beach Rd SW
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Their ice creams are sorted by allergy and the staff went to the back to make my ice cream using different scoops/station!

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

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Sweet Melissa’s is a great spot! They have all their ice creams listed by allergy and were very knowledgeable. They got my ice cream for a separate freezer in the back to ensure no cross contamination. Staff are kind and knowledgeable - I will definitely be back.

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
  • 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 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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My 9 year old daughter has celiac. They were very careful with her. They got her ice cream from the back and then she wanted sprinkles which they also got from the back. She loved the ice cream and it was her favorite ice cream while we were on vacation. The portions are also huge which she was extremely happy about!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 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 dedicated kitchen space
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Ice Cream

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Kid Friendly

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Ice cream with gluten clearly marked
Four flavors of sorbet that are GF and DF. When I told them about my food allergies they got my sorbet from a new container in the back with a clean scooper.
Gluten-Free at Sweet Melissa's Ice Cream Shop
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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They were amazing. Everything is clearly marked and they opened a new container in the back for me to make sure it was safe.

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I highly recommend this ice cream shop! The ice cream was delicious, well labeled and the staff was well educated! They went in the back to safely scoop from containers in the back to prevent cross contamination. We will definitely be back when we are in the area again!

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


They didn’t know if their sprinkles were gluten free and they didn’t have gluten free cones (which are easy to get) somewhat disappointed since most ice cream is gluten free. Items were marked showing what ice cream was gluten free.

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

Other


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

Celiac

Overall Rating

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

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 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free gelato marked on the menu. Make sure to ask them to get ice cream from a clean container. Staff was nice and we had no issues after eating.

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?

— Good

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They have a big sign asking customers to let them know about food allergies and seem well trained. When ordering gluten free, the ice cream was scooped from an unopened, fresh container in the back with a fresh scoop to prevent cross contamination. All flavors are clearly labeled on the menu as to if they are gluten free or not.

There are a lot of gluten free ice cream flavors available. It was delicious. There is not a gluten free ice cream cone and toppings are not labeled.

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

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 with other allergies
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The gluten free items are listed on the blackboard. So yummy! I have celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Excellent ice cream spot for our 7 year old daughter with Celiac. The employee explained the menu and which items were gluten free. He said they always go to the back, wash their hands, use a new scoop, and use ice cream in the back that hasn’t been contaminated. He explained that they can’t do samples because those ice cream tubs could have been contaminated. Very impressed with how knowledgeable they were. Best part was that our daughter enjoyed her yummy ice cream without us having to worry!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


We’ve been to Sweet Melissa’s twice. They clearly have gluten free and nut free options marked on their menu board. When you tell them you have an allergy they scoop from clean containers in the back. Great place and delicious ice cream!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


It’s not very often a dessert shop has GF and DF options! Way to go Sweet Melissa’s!! Thanks for making vaca a little sweeter!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Stopped for ice cream for the family. All flavors clearly marked for gluten and nut allergies. When I said I had gluten allergy, the worker went to the back kitchen, got a fresh container of ice cream, and a clean scoop for my serving. Awesome job!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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