The Social

3 ratings
$ • Ice Cream Shop
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Ice Cream Cones
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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816 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Celiac

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Super nice experience they had close to 10 different flavors that were gluten-free (confirmed by owners who make the ice cream on site). I felt very confident in them knowing the ingredients.

The chocolate fudge / strawberry & cream cup combo was delicious

EDIT (may 2024): staff was very unfriendly about gluten allergy. I wanted to order a pint and they refused to get it from a fresh carton. They also put up new signage about allergies that implied you're likely to get sick here. Sadly I will not be coming back. Jerks.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 days ago read full review

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A surprisingly small number of gluten-free flavor options compared to a typical ice cream shop. The ones that are gluten free are clearly marked, but it seems like the potential for cross-contamination is high.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff wasn’t knowledgeable about which items were gluten free. They whipped out a book and listed some off from there. Once I chose one I asked if they could clean the scoop and they said no, they all are rinsed together and I specified I needed soap and water, which they eventually did. They then took out the ice cream and scraped the top layer off because of cross contamination and then served me the ice cream a layer below, again with the “clean” scooper. They def offer gluten free ice cream but if you have celiac unfortunately this is not a safe environment in order of cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

Updated 11 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

  • Dessert
  • Ice Cream Cones

Categories

  • Late Night

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Celiac

Staff is rude about GF. Go elsewhere

3 days ago

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