There might be other places in Reading Terminal Market that serve ice cream, but none of them matter besides Bassett’s. The stand has been in the same place at the front of the market since 1892, which means it predates college basketball, the rotary dial, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. All of their flavors are super rich and creamy, like butter pecan, raspberry truffle, and a kind-of-spicy cinnamon. They usually have a line, but it moves quickly, so don’t wander off just because the bakery across the way has no wait.
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No walk along the Seaside Heights boardwalk is complete without some frozen custard from Kohr’s.
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Little Baby’s Ice Cream Shop
Head to Little Baby on Frankford for ice cream (they also have non-dairy options) after grabbing a slice at Pizza Brain next door.
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