It’s no secret that Philadelphia has some of the best must-try food locations, but did you know our ice cream is just as great!
Below you will find Bitscourts list of must-try Ice Cream locations in Philly.
- The Franklin Fountain – The decor makes me feel as if I stepped into a time machine with,bow-tie-wearing staff. Franklin dispenses classic ice cream parlor/soda fountain treats while keeping their vintage look. The most amazing part is that the reviews agree with my experience There are “Tons of flavors and options, all ice cream is homemade The long anticipated Honeycomb Ice Cream has returned for the summer!
It’s made with local Philadelphia Bee Co honey!
- Capogiro Gelato Artisans
The original location of local gelato institution Capogiro, which opened in 2002. Since then, the company has grown to add locations in Rittenhouse, East Passyunk, West Philly, and even a full-service restaurant. Flavors range from simple and classic to more adventurous riffs and blink-and-you’ll-miss-them seasonal highlights.
3. Little Baby’s Ice Cream Shop
Little Baby’s is really good ice cream and their flavors are literally out of this world! The owners collaborate with other local businesses which are amazing because you’ll find their ice creams in many corners of the city. If you want the original then head on over to Frankford Avenue location or their newer location in West Philly. Oh, how can I forget: their vegan Icecream, yup you read right, and may I add hoe delish this vegan ice cream is!
4.Philly Flavors :
When I entered this ice cream parlor I have to admit I did not expect to have so many options. The number of choices are endless whether you’re in the mood for ice cream, gelato, ice cream sandwiches, cartwheels, custom ice cream cakes, frozen last but not least the selection of specialty sundays.
This place has a little something for everyone!
5. Sweet Charlies
One of the first shops to bring the Thai rolled ice cream to Philadelphia, and boy was it a hit! Sweet Charlie’s was founded in 2015 by 18-year-old Kyle Billig and his brother Jacob. This unique shop allows the customer to choose their base which can vary from ice cream, nonfat yogurt or vegan, and flavor add-ins, Then they mash it all up and you can watch as they roll your ice cream, how cool is that? The original location at Washington Square Park often has a line out the door, and several more shops have opened and are in the works. Their Rittenhouse location has an adult flavor ice cream, and this is when being an adult is fun, as I get to enjoy a shot of alcohol in my dessert, give it a try it’s called “Sweet Charlie’s After Dark,”
6. Trolly car ice cream shop
Old-school diner look gives this ice cream shop all the more reason to visit. Keeping the traditional Philly Trolly is a plus as not many trolleys are used in Philly. If you have kids then you want to bring them to the trolly as this is a kid-friendly hangout. Cool fact: on summer Saturdays the owner’s host free family-friendly movie nights, make sure you try their Sundays while enjoying your movie.
7. Big Gay Ice cream Shop
This year was the year of the rainbow and unicorn If your fans of rainbows, unicorns your in the right place! This funky ice cream shop was brought over from Newyork And with amazing cones like the Salty Pimp, it’s a wonderful addition to the Philly ice cream scene. Don’t forget to try their key lime pie Sunday!