Philadelphia is a great city for foodies, and that includes ice cream lovers! There are plenty of spots to get your fix, but we’ve narrowed it down to our five favorites. Whether you’re looking for classic flavors or something more exotic, these places have you covered. So what are you waiting for? Start indulging!
Our team of Philadelphia Realtors love ice cream and we picked our 5 favorite ice cream spots in no particular order in Philadelphia. Everyone seems to have their own interpretation of what kind of ice cream they like the best, and with so many available flavors and textures, we won’t pick the best for you. Here are our 5 favorite ice cream spots in Philly
One: Weckerly’s Ice Cream – 9 West Girard Ave. Fishtown
Weckerly’s ice cream is the best ice cream in Philadelphia for a number of reasons. First of all, Weckerly’s is located in the vibrant neighborhood of Fishtown, which is known for its creative spirit and delicious food which always makes getting Ice Cream in Philly fun. Weckerly’s ice cream is made with organic milk and cream from local farms, and the flavor combinations are always interesting and delicious. In addition, Weckerly’s is committed to using only the highest-quality ingredients, which makes their ice cream incredibly rich and creamy. Lastly, Weckerly’s offers a wide variety of vegan and gluten-free options, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Weckerly’s attention to detail and dedication to quality makes it the best ice cream shop in Philadelphia.
Two: The Franklin Fountain – 116 Market Street in Olde City Philadelphia – Roxborough near Manayunk
Franklin Fountain is a retro ice cream shop in Olde City Philadelphia that is known for its excellent ice cream. The shop uses only the freshest ingredients and specializes in old-fashioned ice cream recipes. In addition to classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate, Franklin Fountain offers a wide variety of unique flavor combinations. The shop also has a large selection of toppings and mix-ins, so you can create your perfect sundae. Whether you’re craving a classic cone or a creative sundae, Franklin Fountain is the place to go for great ice cream in Olde City Philadelphia.
Three: C & C Creamery – 5461 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128
The sign may have changed but C and C Creamery still offers the same great ice cream that it has served since 1955! It is rare that an ice cream shop lasts that long. If you want good ice cream from a traditional ice cream shop that offers both hard ice cream and amazing soft service options, C and C is the place for you! C & C also offers water ice and gelati plus amazing Milkshakes!
Four: Van Leeuwen Ice Cream – Multiple Locations – Rittenhouse (115 S. 18th St.). and 119 S. 13th St and Fishtown Location coming soon!
This may not be a traditional selection as Van Leeuwen is original from Brooklyn and is an artisanal brand, but the ice cream is just too good to leave off of our list. If anything, the ice cream will provide you with cool instagram photos with unique flavors like Pizza and Mac and Cheese! If Vegan it must be, the brand has amazing Vegan ice cream as well.
Five: Jeni’s Ice Cream – Two Locations – 1901 Chestnut Street (Rittenhouse Square) and 1322 Frankford Ave., Unit #101 (Fishtown)
Why did we limit this list to 5? There are so many good ice cream spots in Philly. Cannot believe that Scoop DeVille didn’t even hit our list, but its 2022 and we went with instagram worthy ice cream and Jeni’s definitely is an instagram hit. The flavors at Jeni’s are so unique and fun such as Powdered Jelly Donut, mmm. Other great flavors include Gooey Butter Cake and Everything Bagel!
If you’re in Philly and looking for a great ice cream spot, these are the five best places to go. All of them have unique flavors and styles that will make your taste buds happy. If you want to sell your home in Philadelphia, contact us. If you’re looking to find a home near one of these ice cream spots, contact us. We can go see some homes and then have ice cream! So what are you waiting for? Get out there and try some of the best ice cream Philadelphia has to offer!
Brett Rosenthal is an award winning Greater Philadelphia Realtor with The Revolve Philly Group at COMPASS RE. Born and raised in Greater Philadelphia into a Real Estate family, Brett is an expert in all things Philadelphia especially the people! As a former lawyer, Brett uses the negotiating skills he learned while practicing law to help his buyers and sellers in all Real Estate transactions. Brett’s team consists of an amazing group of people and great Realtors! In his spare time, Brett enjoys spending time with friends and family in and around Philly, taking his 2 golden retrievers to beaches & dog parks and playing and coaching Ice Hockey. Go Flyers!