There’s a Rita’s and a Haagen-Dazs on South Street, but our favorite place for frozen dessert is Big Gay. Sure it’s a chain from New York, but their soft serve is incredible, and we’re especially fans of the Salty Pimp. It’s caramel-filled vanilla swirl on a cone, covered with pretzel pieces and dipped into a chocolate shell. There are other great options as well, like ice cream sandwiches and sundaes, but the Salty Pimp is what you should get on your first trip here.
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Isot is a Turkish BYOB in Washington Square West that’s great for groups and weekend brunch.
Jim’s is a classic cheesesteak shop on South Street that has a line around the block at pretty much any time of day.
Pumpkin is a small BYOB on South Street that focuses on seasonal vegetables and works well for a slightly more serious date.
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Strollo’s Italian Ice
Strollo’s Italian Ice in Belmar might just be the best spot for frozen desserts down the shore. Go for a chocolate/pistachio twist.
Holiday Snack Bar
Holiday Snack Bar is a Beach Haven spot that feels like it was transported here from the ’50s.
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Beiler’s has some of the best doughnuts in the city - including an amazing blueberry fritter.
Ice cream sandwiches and a rotating list of seasonal flavors make Weckerly’s one of the best scoop shops in town.
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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