It’s been said that our neighbor, New York City has claimed the title of Ice Cream Capital of the United States, with a total of 167 ice cream establishments, according to Trip Advisor. While Philly may not have made the top of that list, our beloved city gives the big apple a run for its money when it comes to serving up frozen treats. Here’s all you need to know for a delicious scoop anytime.
Bredenbeck’s Bakery & Ice Cream (2021 Happening List Winner)
8126 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
The Ice Cream Parlor is open and you can place custom-cake orders through the website.
Bassett’s Ice Cream in Center City (2021 Happening List Finalist)
45 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia
Bassett’s Ice Cream offers 40 different flavors, milkshakes, sundaes and more. This Reading Terminal favorite is open for pickup, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also get it delivered through Grubhub, Mercato or Caviar.
Scoop DeVille in Midtown Village and at The Bourse
Famous for their custom blends, you’ll create your own flavor of soft serve on the spot. Open for pickup and delivery.
Franklin Fountain in Old City
Open for pickup (call 215-967-1184 to order) or for delivery through Caviar or Grubhub.
Pop’s Homemade Italian Ice (2021 Happening List Winner for Water Ice)
1337 W. Oregon Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Pop’s Homemade Italian Ice is the 2021 Happening List Winner for Water Ice. It’s a Philly favorite for water ice, ice cream, gelati, milkshakes and sundaes.