Summer has hit the East coast, so you know what time it is? Ice-cream time!
With the rising temperatures, it is very important to stay cool, a good way to do is to keep an ice cream cone in your hand at all times! With this list, you will be able to stay chilled, support a local business, and enjoy a tasty treat! And remember it’s more environmentally friendly to order ice cream in a cone than in a cup!
With several locations to choose from, this ice cream shop is a true Philadelphia establishment! Since 1989, they create the most extravagant, topping-covered, huge ice cream cones, ice cream sandwiches, and shakes that they have been mastering for years! If you are looking for a dessert that will leave you feeling stuffed and cool this is the place for you.
Where: 1109 Walnut St
With daily specials announced through their Instagram page, your mouth will water when you see all flavors they serve. Order creative desserts from their menu or opt for a waffle cone and get as many scoops as you want! They specialize in toppings, so for only an extra 0.75 cents deck out your ice cream cone with all your favorite cookies, sauces, and candies and build an ultimate ice cream feast!
Where: 2600 East Somerset Street
Even wonder what an ice cream shop from the 1900s looks like? Now you can find out! With architectural details and antiques around the parlor, you will be brought back in time. This family-run ice cream shop has the goal “to serve an experience steeped in ideals, drizzled with drollery, and sprinkled with the forgotten flavors of the American past.” They locally source their ingredients, to make quality ice cream that is one of a kind!
Where: 116 Market St
4. Lola’s Sticky Fingers
Enjoy delicious rolled ice-cream with delicious flavors. From banana pudding to Fruity Pebble rolled ice cream, the options are plentiful. This Black-owned business located on North Broad street, is the perfect destination for ice cream on a hot Summer day. There are also other sweet treats to choose from to pair with your ice-cream for the ultimate reward.
Where: 2526 N. Broad St
Established in 1861 in Philly, this is America’s oldest ice cream company! Celebrating 150 in business, they have the experience that no other ice cream shop has. Indeed, their menu is dense with flavor varieties, but also has the classic flavors we all know and love. From birthday cake, cherry vanilla, coffee fudge truffle to English toffee crunch, there is a flavor for everyone! Former President Obama even visited their store, the flavor he ordered… Mint Chocolate Chip!
Where: 45 N. 12th Street