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Fred's Water Ice

Water IceDessert

West Philadelphia

$$$$Perfect For:Quiet MealsWalk-InsTakeawayLiterally EveryoneClassic EstablishmentQuick EatsCheap Eats

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Water Ice is a deceptive dessert. Your mind knows it’s light and quick to melt so you start to ask, “How many more scoops can I get away with?” One spot with flavors that will make you want endless cups (especially since they have over 20 ) is West Philly’s Fred’s Water Ice. There’s nothing better than watching the scooper scrape through a tub of banana, fruit punch, grape, cocoa cream, and sour apple flavors, your cup getting stacked and then covered in frosty layers, and finally taking that first satisfying lick. And on days where you underestimate your water ice limit (which is rare), you can also get a warm funnel cake, a peppery hot sausage, or a creamy custard gelati topped with nuts and M&M’s.

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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.

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West Philly's Siddiq's Real Fruit Water Ice has flavors ranging from classics like lemon and watermelon to some creative ones like white grape and strawberry daiquiri with bits of real fruit.

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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.

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