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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Federal Donuts is a donut and fried chicken shop on South Street from the people behind Zahav.
Brauhaus Schmitz on South Street is like going on a little trip to Germany, with a big beer hall, sausages, and schnitzel.
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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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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