In recognition of the sweetest day of the year, July 18, World Ice Cream Day, we’ve asked the team for their favorite go-to sweet spots. From special order pints to historic creameries and vegan delicacies to Philly classic spots, here’s the scoop.
1-900 Ice Cream
Location: 1405 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125
Exclusive flavors that sell out quick, this hip ice cream shop produces their batches in weekly cycles. To get yourself some, you need to sign up on their email list, so you get invited to order your desired flavors. Pick-up orders are on Saturdays.
Bassetts Ice Cream
Location: (Reading Terminal Market) 45 N. 12th Street. Philadelphia, PA 19107
Get a taste of ice cream history dating back to 1861. Bassett’s Ice Cream fulfills dessert cravings at Reading Terminal Market and can be found in local supermarkets throughout the city.
D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats
Location: 1928 E Passyunk Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19148
Treat yourself to some special ice cream treats with delicious flavors at this Passyunk Ave hot spot. Bring your dog and they may get treated to some vanilla soft serve – nom!
Location: 1255 E Palmer St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Vegans rejoice – this small batch place is perfect for your sweet tooth. Keep on the lookout for their social media to see their pre-sales for pickup. Just a heads up, the serving is big!
Location: 116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Travel back in time at this Old City ice cream parlor with classic flavors such as rum raisin. They have vegan friendly options, too.
Location: 2600 E Somerset St, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Creative sundaes can be found at this Port Richmond ice cream shop. You’re bound to find a dessert that screams your name.
Location: 9 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Located in Fishtown, Weckerly’s is a perfect place for dessert after dining in the neighborhood. They use local ingredients with a variety of styles to choose from.