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On East Passyunk Avenue, Arctic Scoop reopened with cups, cones, and bubble waffles.
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Where to Order Ice Cream in Philly for Pickup and Delivery

Pints, scoops, and soft serve delivered to your door

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On East Passyunk Avenue, Arctic Scoop reopened with cups, cones, and bubble waffles.
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It would have been hard to predict some of the food trends — sourdough bread, whipped coffee, garden focaccia — that emerged during this time of social distancing. But one truth is constant: People want ice cream.

Many of Philly’s top spots for ice cream are open for business in some capacity during the coronavirus-caused shutdown, offering delivery, curbside pickup, direct shipping, or even limited walk-in service. With ice cream cravings high, a few restaurants have gotten in on the game too, spinning up their own batches to sell on takeout menus.

These days of self-isolating can be long and boring. Use this guide to score a cold, sweet change of pace. Looking for dessert in the form of cookies, cakes, and cannoli? Find those here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats

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The new D’Emilio’s on East Passyunk Avenue is known for its sorbetto (think of it as fancy water ice) but it also sells creamy, custardy soft serve in chocolate, vanilla, and a twist of both. Get the best of both worlds with a gelati, which combines the soft serve and sorbetto. Pints are also on the menu. Text 215-514-3930 to order for pickup, or order pickup and delivery through Caviar.

Arctic Scoop

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East Passyunk Avenue’s Arctic Scoop, known for its coconut bowl sundaes and Hong Kong-style egg waffles wrapped around ice cream, is now open daily for pickup. Call 917-607-0616 to order.

colorful ice cream with chopped fruit and waffle Arctic Scoop

La Guerrerense

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In the Italian Market, La Guerrerense recently reopened for walk-ins. The corner ice cream shop serves dozens of flavors of brightly colored ice cream made using a recipe from Guerrero, Mexico. Social distancing rules are in effect, so be patient.

Fiore Fine Foods

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Fiore is selling some of the only gelato in town. Fortunately it happens to be some of the best. The Italian restaurant had already been selling its gelato in scoops and pints for about a year, so making it available for takeout now (and sending the proceeds directly to its staff) made sense. The flavors, like salted caramel or mint chip brownie, rotate each week. Follow Fiore on Instagram to see when new batches are released and then order online for pickup on weekends.

Hungry Pigeon

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Check Hungry Pigeon’s Instagram to see what’s new on its “apocalypse brunch” menu. The Queen Village spot, known for its weekend brunch in pre-coronavirus times, has been featuring house-made ice cream in chocolate, vanilla, and vegan chocolate, plus a paw paw sorbet. Order online for pickup.

Scoop DeVille (multiple locations)

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Design your own blend of ice cream with dozens of mix-in options from either of two Scoop DeVille locations, in Midtown Village/the Gayorbohood and inside the Bourse food hall in Old City. This decades-old shop is also known for brownie sundaes, shakes, and scoops. Order via Caviar for pickup or delivery.

The Franklin Fountain

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Old City’s old-fashioned ice cream shop is offering its pints, quarts, sandwiches, and chocolate-dipped bars on Caviar and for pickup from Shane Confectionery next door. Flavors run from classic, like vanilla and mint chip, to honeycomb and caramelized banana. Vegan options are available.

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Bassetts Ice Cream

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There are more than a few ways to get ice cream from Philly classic Bassetts, which first set up in Reading Terminal Market more than a century ago. Stop by the Bassetts stand in the market, opt for delivery through Mercato or Caviar, have it shipped from the PA General Store (also inside Reading Terminal), pick it up from Port Richmond’s Somerset Splits by calling 267-905-7778 to pre-order, or add a pint to one of Thirsty Dice’s “comfort crates,” which are available for pickup or local delivery near the cafe’s Fairmont location.

Vernick Food & Drink

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Vernick Food & Drink in Rittenhouse is offering food and wine for pickup, including half-pints of house-made ice cream. Pastry chef Michael O’Lone started out with a few standard flavors — strawberry, chocolate, vanilla — but has been branching out into combos like honey thyme, blueberry chamomile, and strawberry stracciatella. Order online for pickup Tuesday to Saturday.

1-900-Ice-Cream

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You have to be quick to score an ice cream pint or pie made with local dairy and mix-ins like freshly baked brownies and sugary breakfast cereal from 1-900-Ice-Cream. The online-only shop releases new batches every week and they usually sell out in minutes. Follow 1-900 on Instagram or sign up for the mailing list to be notified of the next opportunity to place an order for shipping or for pickup in Rittenhouse (note that the Rittenhouse location is for pickups of pre-ordered ice cream only; it’s not itself an ice cream shop).

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Weckerly’s Ice Cream

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This Fishtown favorite for French-style ice cream is selling scoops and ice cream sandwiches via online ordering and curbside pickup. Follow along on Instagram to catch the next ordering window, and move quickly before everything sells out. Weckerly’s owners are currently working on a plan to reopen for walk-up orders.

ice cream sandwich Weckerly’s [official photo]

Harper's Ice Cream

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Small-batch ice cream company Harper’s has pints for sale through Rybrew, Rybread, Primal Supply, and Riverwards Produce. Each location is offering online ordering for pickup, and Rybrew will deliver to Brewerytown and Fairmount addresses. The ice cream — in flavors like strawberry pistachio strudel and caramelized banana pudding — features Pennsylvania dairy.

C & C Creamery

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This Roxborough favorite for soft serve in cones is open for call-ahead orders. A big menu of scoops, shakes, and ice cream cakes is available. The phone lines get busy, so keep trying. The staff is delivering orders curbside.

Zsa's Ice Cream

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Every two weeks, Zsa’s opens its online shop for new orders. The ice cream maker is known for local sourcing and made-from-scratch mix-ins. Email info@zsasicecream.com to get alerts for when to order. Pickup is in Mt. Airy; local delivery is available in zip codes 19118, 19119, and 19144.

Parlour

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In Ardmore, Parlour has 20 ice cream flavors, including cotton candy and espresso explosion, available for pickup. Pre-order online and the staff will deliver curbside.

Kilwins Ardmore

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The Ardmore location of candy shop chain Kilwin’s is hosting ice cream drive thrus on Friday nights with staff bringing ice cream orders to cars lined up in its parking lot. The rest of the week the store offers curbside pickup and local delivery. Order online. There’s also a location in King of Prussia Town Center; call 484-681-9457 to order for curbside pickup.

D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats

The new D’Emilio’s on East Passyunk Avenue is known for its sorbetto (think of it as fancy water ice) but it also sells creamy, custardy soft serve in chocolate, vanilla, and a twist of both. Get the best of both worlds with a gelati, which combines the soft serve and sorbetto. Pints are also on the menu. Text 215-514-3930 to order for pickup, or order pickup and delivery through Caviar.

Arctic Scoop

colorful ice cream with chopped fruit and waffle Arctic Scoop

East Passyunk Avenue’s Arctic Scoop, known for its coconut bowl sundaes and Hong Kong-style egg waffles wrapped around ice cream, is now open daily for pickup. Call 917-607-0616 to order.

colorful ice cream with chopped fruit and waffle Arctic Scoop

La Guerrerense

In the Italian Market, La Guerrerense recently reopened for walk-ins. The corner ice cream shop serves dozens of flavors of brightly colored ice cream made using a recipe from Guerrero, Mexico. Social distancing rules are in effect, so be patient.

Fiore Fine Foods

Fiore is selling some of the only gelato in town. Fortunately it happens to be some of the best. The Italian restaurant had already been selling its gelato in scoops and pints for about a year, so making it available for takeout now (and sending the proceeds directly to its staff) made sense. The flavors, like salted caramel or mint chip brownie, rotate each week. Follow Fiore on Instagram to see when new batches are released and then order online for pickup on weekends.

Hungry Pigeon

Check Hungry Pigeon’s Instagram to see what’s new on its “apocalypse brunch” menu. The Queen Village spot, known for its weekend brunch in pre-coronavirus times, has been featuring house-made ice cream in chocolate, vanilla, and vegan chocolate, plus a paw paw sorbet. Order online for pickup.

Scoop DeVille (multiple locations)

Design your own blend of ice cream with dozens of mix-in options from either of two Scoop DeVille locations, in Midtown Village/the Gayorbohood and inside the Bourse food hall in Old City. This decades-old shop is also known for brownie sundaes, shakes, and scoops. Order via Caviar for pickup or delivery.

The Franklin Fountain

scoops of ice cream with carton that says franklin ice cream Shane Confectionery [official]

Old City’s old-fashioned ice cream shop is offering its pints, quarts, sandwiches, and chocolate-dipped bars on Caviar and for pickup from Shane Confectionery next door. Flavors run from classic, like vanilla and mint chip, to honeycomb and caramelized banana. Vegan options are available.

scoops of ice cream with carton that says franklin ice cream Shane Confectionery [official]

Bassetts Ice Cream

There are more than a few ways to get ice cream from Philly classic Bassetts, which first set up in Reading Terminal Market more than a century ago. Stop by the Bassetts stand in the market, opt for delivery through Mercato or Caviar, have it shipped from the PA General Store (also inside Reading Terminal), pick it up from Port Richmond’s Somerset Splits by calling 267-905-7778 to pre-order, or add a pint to one of Thirsty Dice’s “comfort crates,” which are available for pickup or local delivery near the cafe’s Fairmont location.

Vernick Food & Drink

Vernick Food & Drink in Rittenhouse is offering food and wine for pickup, including half-pints of house-made ice cream. Pastry chef Michael O’Lone started out with a few standard flavors — strawberry, chocolate, vanilla — but has been branching out into combos like honey thyme, blueberry chamomile, and strawberry stracciatella. Order online for pickup Tuesday to Saturday.

1-900-Ice-Cream

scoop of ice cream covered in chocolate and mini marshmallows 1-900-Ice-Cream

You have to be quick to score an ice cream pint or pie made with local dairy and mix-ins like freshly baked brownies and sugary breakfast cereal from 1-900-Ice-Cream. The online-only shop releases new batches every week and they usually sell out in minutes. Follow 1-900 on Instagram or sign up for the mailing list to be notified of the next opportunity to place an order for shipping or for pickup in Rittenhouse (note that the Rittenhouse location is for pickups of pre-ordered ice cream only; it’s not itself an ice cream shop).

scoop of ice cream covered in chocolate and mini marshmallows 1-900-Ice-Cream

Weckerly’s Ice Cream

ice cream sandwich Weckerly’s [official photo]

This Fishtown favorite for French-style ice cream is selling scoops and ice cream sandwiches via online ordering and curbside pickup. Follow along on Instagram to catch the next ordering window, and move quickly before everything sells out. Weckerly’s owners are currently working on a plan to reopen for walk-up orders.

ice cream sandwich Weckerly’s [official photo]

Harper's Ice Cream

Small-batch ice cream company Harper’s has pints for sale through Rybrew, Rybread, Primal Supply, and Riverwards Produce. Each location is offering online ordering for pickup, and Rybrew will deliver to Brewerytown and Fairmount addresses. The ice cream — in flavors like strawberry pistachio strudel and caramelized banana pudding — features Pennsylvania dairy.

C & C Creamery

This Roxborough favorite for soft serve in cones is open for call-ahead orders. A big menu of scoops, shakes, and ice cream cakes is available. The phone lines get busy, so keep trying. The staff is delivering orders curbside.

Zsa's Ice Cream

Every two weeks, Zsa’s opens its online shop for new orders. The ice cream maker is known for local sourcing and made-from-scratch mix-ins. Email info@zsasicecream.com to get alerts for when to order. Pickup is in Mt. Airy; local delivery is available in zip codes 19118, 19119, and 19144.

Parlour

In Ardmore, Parlour has 20 ice cream flavors, including cotton candy and espresso explosion, available for pickup. Pre-order online and the staff will deliver curbside.

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Kilwins Ardmore

The Ardmore location of candy shop chain Kilwin’s is hosting ice cream drive thrus on Friday nights with staff bringing ice cream orders to cars lined up in its parking lot. The rest of the week the store offers curbside pickup and local delivery. Order online. There’s also a location in King of Prussia Town Center; call 484-681-9457 to order for curbside pickup.

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