Beaches & Cream Soda Shop located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort (as of 2/2020) – This menu covers the top 8 common allergens (gluten/wheat, milk/dairy, egg, soy, peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish). Check with the restaurant for modifications and/or other special dietary needs.
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort (as of 7/2018) – This menu covers the top 8 common allergens (gluten/wheat, milk/dairy, egg, soy, peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish). Check with the restaurant for modifications and/or other special dietary needs.
*This dining experience took place in October 2015.
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop reminds me a classic 50’s soda shop, complete with burgers, fries, fun atmosphere, and, of course, sundaes! This table service location is bright and cheerful and so much fun. Just wait until you see a group of guests order what’s known as the
Kitchen Sink. It’s pretty impressive.
Located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, you’ll find Beaches & Cream Soda Shop tucked away by the resort’s pool area. It does now take reservations, which I highly recommend. The restaurant is pretty small, and if you have your heart set on a sundae or a meal, you’ll want to get your spot! They do also have a to-go counter (which gets pretty busy) for those on the go!
One of my favorite sundaes at Beaches & Cream is the No Way Jose Sundae (which you can read more about in my previous blog posts). Topped with chocolate syrup and a rich peanut butter sauce, there’s no way you’re saying “no way” to the No Way Jose!
On this visit, I knew I still wanted the No Way Jose Sundae, and the manager came out to go over the options with me. Beaches & Cream is one of the few table service locations in which only a manager comes to talk to you, not a chef. But don’t worry, they are great at handling orders safely.
For the No Way Jose, I received both vanilla and chocolate Tofutti (they also carry Rice Dream vanilla non-dairy ice cream), Hershey’s chocolate syrup, peanut butter sauce, and a cherry on top. Beaches & Cream does have other various safe toppings for you to order depending on what sundae you get.
Though I’m often tempted to try other sundaes (like a banana split), I can’t help but order the No Way Jose. It’s rich and decadent, and just the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. It’s also a huge portion, so be prepared to be very full when you’re done!
Though I didn’t get lunch, you can find lunch and dinner options at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. Check out the menus page for more information about their lunch and dinner options.
You can also read reviews from Alexis at Gluten Free in Orlando on her blog about Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.
Overall, Beaches & Cream continues to be a must stop for me when it comes to non-dairy ice cream sundaes. The gluten free and dairy free version of the No Way Jose sundae continues to be a favorite of mine and something I’ll be getting this summer as the Florida weather continues to warm up!
Have you been to Beaches & Cream Soda Shop? What did you get when you visited?
*This dining experience took place in March 2015.
Located in Disney’s Beach Club Resort is Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. This ice cream parlor reminds me of those classic 1950s ice cream and soda shops — complete with hamburgers & fries, milkshakes and amazing sundaes (and let’s not forget the infamous Kitchen Sink – a gigantic serving for four of literally every sundae item the restaurant has).
It’s been a while since I’ve dined at Beaches & Cream, in fact my last review here on the blog was from 2011. That was when I discovered the awesomeness that is the Beaches & Cream peanut butter sauce!
Beaches & Cream has two options for ice cream goers. The first is the traditional table service where you can order ice cream treats and a savory items like burgers and fries. The second is a quick service counter style, located directly next to the table service seating area and accessible by a separate door. This place is pretty darn busy, and it used to be that you could only get walk-ups to dine here. That’s right, no ADRs! Luckily, that has now changed and you can make reservations to enjoy a visit here.
On this particular occasion, we actually did not have a reservation but stopped by to see if we could get a walk-in. Luckily, we were able to get counter seating which was terrific. Before we were even seated, I notified the hostess of my special dietary needs, and she marked our ticket with “allergy.”
Once seated, the manager came out to discuss options for me. Since I love the peanut butter sauce, I asked if I could have a modified version of the No Way Jose ice cream sundae. She said not a problem, and offered me a choice of Tofutti (which they have in chocolate and vanilla) and Rice Dream (in vanilla only). The No Way Jose typically comes with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, so I opted for the Tofutti.
When you order special diets sundaes or food at Beaches and Cream, they will prepare it entirely in the back to avoid cross contamination. Watching the servers make sundaes at the counter, I can definitely attest to the high level of cross contamination that posed there.
After a fairly minimal wait, I was brought out a huge sundae. I was not prepared for the size of this thing! Tons of non-dairy ice cream smothered with peanut butter sauce, chocolate syrup and chocolate chips was the way to go. I’m fairly certain I didn’t speak for a good 15 minutes while I ate this sundae. If you like peanut butter and chocolate this is the combo to get.
*Note: A blog reader mentioned that they were told the chocolate chips were not safe to consume for dairy free special diets; however, I was told by the manager that the chocolate chips only contained soy (likely soy lecithin). I didn’t feel sick afterwards, so I’m hopeful that these are indeed a safe option! The manager did not include the peanut butter morsels on my sundae, which did contain dairy (same with the whipped cream).
Overall, I had a great sundae at Beaches and Cream. It’s a great go-to sundae stop, and they do have a large variety of options for toppings. I’m looking forward to going back again in the summertime when I need a sweet (and cool) treat!
Have you been to Beaches and Cream? What did you order when you dined there?
Ah, Beaches and Cream…I’ve been wanting to take a trip down nostalgia and head to this restaurant for a long time. I love that it doesn’t take reservations and that it’s tucked away at the Beach Club. It gives you that great sense of Disney history and tradition. However, I’ve been wary of eating there, thinking perhaps I wouldn’t have many options. But, this burger joint proved me wrong! I hadn’t seen so many “ice cream” options for gluten free/dairy free. I actually had choices!
It was a dream come true and a visit that inspired me to visit again and again! A new must-do!
To begin with, the decor at Beaches and Cream is fantastic! It’s very small and takes no ADRs. My mom and I waited about 20 minutes to get a table. Most people come for the ice cream, but I encourage you to try the food. It’s no frills good basic burgers and fries. It’s just plain yummy. Upon being seated, we were greeted by Dolores our waitress. She quickly got the chef for me, who gave me several food options. First off, they could do burgers and chicken sandwiches with gluten free buns. I could also get fruit or fries. The fries they had to get from Hurricane Hannah’s next door, as they do not have a dedicated fryer. This required a potential wait, and I was ok with that. I chose the chicken sandwich without the bun, as I am perfectly happy without the GF bun. (they aren’t my favorite, and i’m used to bunless sandwiches)
What came out was quite tasty. My chicken was marinated in something that tasted like it had cumin and chili powder in it. My mom also had it (with the bun) and she said it was really good. I wanted a burger, but at the time my Crohn’s was slightly flaring, and I knew the extra fat from the burger wouldn’t be so good on my tummy. But, next time…i’m getting a burger! They looked and smelled awesome!!!
For dessert, I was given the option of rice dream and tofutti, I believe. I got the vanilla tofutti with chocolate syrup and….peanut butter sauce!!!! This was the best part of the meal. I had been dying for something besides just boring chocolate. I had tons of options. I could have gotten the following toppings: Chocolate syrup (not fudge sauce), peanut butter sauce, sprinkles, marshmallows, strawberry topping, pineapple topping, and maraschino cherries. Essentially, I could have gotten a modified banana split, had I so desired to. There might have been a few other toppings, but I can’t remember them off the top of my head.
When I got my sundae, I was beyond overjoyed. It was peanut butter sauce awesomness. I love peanut butter and rarely eat it, but this sauce was amazing!!! Between the chocolate syrup and this, it was the perfect combo. And you better believe, I scarfed it down!
Overall, I can’t say enough good things about Beaches and Cream. Sure the food itself isn’t anything spectacular, but the ambiance and non-dairy ice cream offerings make it a must-do. Great fun and antics (watching people attempt to eat the kitchen sink is hilarious!) and good service for a fast-paced bustling 50’s style diner!
9 out of 10 for good service, food, and offerings. If you get the chance, definitely check it out! People with or without allergies will love it.