88% of 17 votes say it's Celiac friendly

116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Directions

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

I called ahead and they said they had allergy procedures that included hand washing, using a clean scoop and scooping from a new tub of ice cream. Sounded good to me! Plus every flavor was gluten free except hydrox cookie! The only negative is they didn’t have gluten free cones. We skipped the chocolate sauce that my son wanted because they said it was homemade and although it didn’t list gluten as an allergen, I was not 100% sure.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Old fashion shop, with the soda shop atmosphere! GF friendly and they are careful with cross contamination. Make sure you tell them so the are aware and they wash the area and change gloves. Many ice cream choices, sweet options, Sundaes, shakes, malts and more!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was very friendly when answering our gluten-free questions, and they even took extra precautions to prevent cross contamination. They only take cash, though, so come prepared.

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert

Categories

  • Cash Only
  • Ice Cream
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night

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Franklin Fountain allergy sign
Make sure you tell servers about your allergy. They will need to sanitize the machine for making milk shakes, and change utensils for you! Sugarfree, vegan and gluten free options available!
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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious ice cream and shakes. Celiac friendly. Knowledgeable about cross contamination and careful. Used new scoopers and new container of ice cream. Highly recommend on all accounts.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great tasting ice cream flavors. Almost all are GF. They wash hands, santitze scoop, and grab from a new tub in the back for celiacs. We did cotton candy, mint chocolate chip, and cherry maple almond. All super yummy and the 3 celiacs in our group did great!

Celiac
1 year ago

They are so busy the don’t let you try much! Staff somewhat knowledgeable.

2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

No one was wearing gloves. While there were a lot of workers, they were all bare hand. It was jammed with customers, so I opted out. It seems with all good intentions based on the state there was no way to avoid CC. My company waited on line for 30 minutes and said it was good, but not worth the wait. It was more of the experience it seems than the quality of the product. If you come at a less busy time, it might be worth the risk. On a positive note, they do have vegan options. Proceed with Caution.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Cannot say enough good things about this place. It is happiness. Period.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

An amazing place to get some delicious ice cream desserts! This place is highly conscious about gluten and other allergens; simply let the staff know whether you're a coeliac or you suffer from allergies and they'll sanitise the equipment! Gorgeous ice cream - my favourite is their hot chocolate float!

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I'm from Nashville, Tn, but I had read about this in a magazine. I never thought I'd actually eat here because I'm also sensitive to dairy. I thought I'd have to settle for a soda, but they have vegan ice cream and procedures to accommodate celiacs. They used a clean scoop and served me from a fresh tub in the back. It was delicious, and I didn't have to worry about gluten!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious peach ice cream! They scooped mine out of a new tub of ice cream too when I said I'm gf.

3 years ago

GF or no GF it's the best ice cream in town. Only wish they had GF cones for my hubby to enjoy!

Celiac
3 years ago

For an old-fashioned, traditional joint, this place was AMAZINGLY accommodating to food allergies/intolerances. I got to choose from tons of gf ice cream flavors, and my dairy-free mom was ecstatic to enjoy a dairy-free sundae!

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent. Informed the order taker that my wife was GF and he said it would take just a little longer as they would be using freshly cleaned serving utensils and opening new ice cream containers to ensure no cross-contamination.

4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Almost all flavors are gluten free, EXCEPT the hydrox (Cookies and Cream). Nothing is posted about items being gluten free and I had to wait on a long line to order and ask. Great ice cream, but would have been better if they had separate prep for gluten free orders. Not safe for those with super-sensitivity since the ice creams are all kept in the same case and could easily be contaminated with contact from ice cream cones.

4 years ago

When you're done with your history lesson, head down to the Franklin Fountain for ice cream in an authentic parlor. Travel back in time in a meticulously recreated soda fountain complete with egg creams, banana splits, and homemade ice cream. I'm particularly fond of the ginger ice cream but Philadelphia Vanilla is sure to please. The Franklin Fountain also offers soy ice creams.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great ice cream. Informed "server" I was gf. He changed gloves, scoops, and opened a new thing of ice cream for me. Had delicious sundae. Fun experience.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten and dairy free options clearly indicated on menu. Due to the nature of the product (all natural ingredients and vintage recipes/formulations) the great majority of the products are GF, and there are quite a lot of dairy-free options as well, surprisingly. The quality of the ice cream and sodas and toppings, etc. is peerless. You can't find treats like this anywhere else. It's pretty amazing.

Celiac
6 years ago
Celiac friendly

Went way out of there way to make sure my son and wife didnt get any gluten. Cleaned the scoopers AND got into a new container. Highly recommended. Plus, lots of charm.

Not celiac
6 years ago

Amazing ice cream and the staff was well informed that all flavors except cookies and cream are GF (at least that day). A fun must visit stop in Philly.

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