Where to get a creamy, frozen, swirly dessert in Philly.
July 28, 2023
La Canasta is a South Philly BYOB serving up quality Mexican cuisine. Head there for a night of guacamole, tacos, and pouring margaritas at your own pace.
August 25, 2023
At Mt. Airy's Zsa’s Ice Cream, you order out back and then join a large crowd huddled near the side awaiting their incredibly creamy sweet treats.
August 14, 2023
Bredenbeck's Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor has been open in Chestnut Hill since 1889. All of this experience means it’s a go-to for creamy scoops every day of the week.
Northeast PhillyFishtownFairmountSouth Philly
With unconventional flavors and a kitschy interior, everything inside Cloud Cups in Fishtown makes it one of the best gelato spots in the area.
July 25, 2023
Float Dreamery is a vegan ice cream shop in Fishtown where you can get some of the best scoops and creamy sandwiches in town.
Milk Jawn is a small Passyunk Square ice cream shop that is probably the most popular one in the neighborhood.
July 13, 2023
Passyunk Squares’s La Guerrerense is a Mexican ice cream shop that has lots of creative flavors like guava, papaya, and piñon.
Cafe An is a Korean cafe in Northern Liberties where you can get tasty mochi ring donuts, hot dogs, and bingsu.
Manayunk’s Crust Vegan Bakery is where you can get tasty pastries in the morning and end your day with a creamy soft serve like Thai tea ice cream.
Kouklet Brazilian Bakehouse is an East Passyunk bakery that specializes in making plump, airy sonhos donuts.
July 10, 2023
Washington Square WestCenter City
Sweet Box Bakery makes the best cupcakes, banana pudding, and signature baked goods in Center City.
June 27, 2023
Ice Moon is a bright Thai tea and rolled ice cream shop in Northeast Philly.
April 3, 2023
Cuzzy's Ice Cream Parlor in Queen Village makes fantastic homemade ice cream with locally-sourced ingredients.
February 6, 2023
Cinnamony scents are always coming from this Black-owned bakery in Reading Terminal Market. Head to Sweet T's Bakery & Snack Shop for a pie two on a casual weekday.
August 4, 2022
Italian MarketBella Vista
John's Water Ice is an Italian Market-adjacent spot that's been around since 1945. Here you can get some of the best water ice in Philly on a hot day.
June 9, 2022
Tranzilli’s Water Ice in Germantown sells some of the best water ice in the city by both by the cup and in gallon “party buckets".
When people imagine a water ice spot, Jimmy’s is probably what comes to mind. The South Philly spot has water ice, soft serve, pretzels, and frozen bananas that's perfect for literally anyone.
Open since 1932, South Philly's Pop's Homemade Water Ice mixes up new flavors every week. Here you can get flavors like iced tea, ginger ale, and banana split.
West Philly’s Fred’s Water Ice has over 20 flavors, warm funnel cake, peppery hot sausages, and creamy custard gelati that's perfect for literally anyone on a warm day.
June 8, 2022
At West Philly’s Morrone’s you can get housemade water ice with things like fresh apple bits in the sour apple scoops but also four types of warm pretzels.
At Dre's Homemade Water Ice & Ice Cream, you'll find flavors like sour apple mango and a few others that are all made with real fruit. Head to West Philly for a scoop when the weather gets sunny.
Head to Overbrook’s King’s Water Ice for things like pizza pretzels, shakes, hot dogs, and some of the best water ice in town.
Beiler’s in Reading Terminal Market makes the best donuts in the city.
April 19, 2022
Head to Custard Hut in Somers Point for great frozen custard and lots of nostalgia.
May 19, 2021