Last Updated September 2020! We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and ice cream shops in South Dakota that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!), that’s divided into local restaurants (first) and chains (second).
Note: You can ignore the date on this post going forward. We’ll update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new restaurant recommendation, change, or closure.
Local South Dakota Restaurants Recommended for Dairy-Free Eats
We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city, and then by the restaurant or shop name.
⭐️ = Restaurant is either dairy-free, has a dairy-free menu, has dairy-free labels on their menu(s), or lists top allergens with menu items. (At the time of our last review.)
- CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt Bar – The flavors rotate at this Midwestern chain, but at any given time, you can usually find at least a few dairy-free flavors. They offer creamy vegan Silk almondmilk frozen yogurt in Chocolate and Vanilla. And they swirl numerous dairy-free sorbets, including Chocolate Fudge and a variety of fruity flavors. The staff has ingredient information, and can open new topping bags if cross-contamination is a concern.
- DeVine Delights ⭐️ – They were forced to close in 2020, but are still hopeful on reopening at our time of writing. Paul Jarvis is a chef who went vegan with his wife several years ago. Together, they opened this little vegan deli with a big heart. Paul worked tirelessly to perfect his dairy-free “ice creme” formula, which is their flagship treat. The scoop flavors rotate, with about a half dozen options daily. Additional desserts include vegan ice creme sandwiches, cookies, and cinnamon rolls. They also serve savories for breakfast and lunch. Their simple menu contains vegan twists on classic sandwiches, like Beer Brats and No Huevo (Egg) Salad. And they have a nice selection of fresh salads.
- CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt Bar – The flavors rotate at this Midwestern chain, but at any given time, you can usually find at least a few dairy-free flavors. They offer creamy vegan Silk almondmilk frozen yogurt in Chocolate and Vanilla. And they swirl numerous dairy-free sorbets, including Chocolate Fudge and a variety of fruity flavors. The staff has ingredient information, and can open new topping bags if cross-contamination is a concern. They have two locations in Sioux Falls.
- Daily Clean Food & Drink – This fresh and healthy organic restaurant offers an abundance of dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan options. Breakfast is a nice menu of grain bowls, acai bowls, dairy-free smoothies, and toasts. Lunch and dinner include a big array of savory bowls (including build your own), entrees, and pizzas. They make special diet ordering easy with several dairy-free milk beverages (coconut-hemp, oat, almond, and more!), dairy-free cheese alternatives, grain-free noodles, gluten-free grains, gluten-free breads, and plant-based faux meats. Many menu items are naturally dairy-free, and most can be made without daiy.
- PizzaRev – This build-your-own pizza joint has four dairy-free pizza crusts (two of which are gluten-free, and three of which are vegan), Daiya dairy-free cheese alternative, and most of their sauces and toppings are dairy-free (skip the alfredo, pesto, and meatballs). They also offer Beyond Meat sausage for vegan guests.
Most Popular Chains in South Dakota for Dairy-Free Diners
There are many more chains in this state, but these are the ones we recommend most for dairy-free options.
This Guide is Continuously Updated with Recommendations
We welcome you to recommend other dairy-free friendly restaurants. Leave a comment or contact us and tell us why you like a certain restaurant. Restaurant owners and employees are also invited to reach out and let us know how you welcome dairy-free customers.
Please kindly let us know in the comments if any of these restaurants close. We want to keep this list current for you, but aren’t always notified when a restaurant closes. Let us know and we will quickly update!
This Guide is for Informational Purposes Only
Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.
There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.