Cool Off at These Local Ice Cream Spots 

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It’s hard to beat the heat this time of the year, but you can do just that with everyone’s favorite after-dinner treat: ice cream! The area around your Edgewater apartment offers lots of options for sugary goodness, from frozen custard to handmade ice creams and to more innovative approaches to dessert. No matter what your sweet tooth is craving, you can satisfy it right here in our neighborhood:

Give your summer a sweet ending by indulging at one of these local shops:


East Coast Smoothies: If you’re on to go to work or play and need a cool pick-me-up, swing by East Coast Smoothies at 30th Street Station, a half-mile from your Edgewater apartment. The shop sells a wide range of frozen treats, chock full of fresh and fruity ingredients. Satisfying your sweet tooth can usually mean packing on the calories, but with a frozen smoothie, you get the sweet satisfaction without all the guilt.


Bassetts Ice Cream: Bassetts is a longtime staple at Reading Terminal Market, one mile from your Edgewater apartment. Tradition is king here, as Bassetts is the nation’s oldest ice cream company and has been operating here in Philly in 1861, including an outpost at Reading Terminal since 1892—so you know they’re doing something right! The old-fashioned counter serves up cups, cones and everything in between.


The Igloo: No matter your frozen favorite, you can get suited at The Igloo, one mile from your Edgewater apartment. Enjoy your frozen custard in a cone or cup, and heap on the toppings, or grab a hand-dipped ice cream bar, a self-serve shake or an ice cream sandwich of fresh-made cookies stuffed with custard and toppings. You can even bring along your four-legged companions for their very own Pup Cup!


East Coast Smoothies

2955 Market St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104



Bassetts Ice Cream

45 N. 12th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107



The Igloo

2223 Grays Ferry Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19146