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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

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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.

1. D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats

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1928 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 514-3930
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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.

2. Arctic Scoop

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1812 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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

3. La Guerrerense

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1143 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 639-9817
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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.

4. Fiore Fine Foods

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757 S Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 339-0509
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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.

5. Hungry Pigeon

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743 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 278-2736
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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.

6. Scoop DeVille (multiple locations)

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1109 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 988-9992
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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.

7. The Franklin Fountain

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116 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-1899

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]

8. Bassetts Ice Cream

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45 North 12th Street Reading, Terminal Market
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 925-4315
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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.

9. Vernick Food & Drink

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2031 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 639-6644
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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.

10. 1-900-Ice-Cream

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2116 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

11. Weckerly’s Ice Cream

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9 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 423-2000
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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]

12. Harper's Ice Cream

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2816 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-1984
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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.

13. C & C Creamery

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5461 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(215) 487-1920
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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.

14. Zsa's Ice Cream

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6616 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119

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.

15. Parlour

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18 W Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003
(610) 649-5100
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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.

16. Kilwins Ardmore

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85 Coulter Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003
(484) 413-2270
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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.

1. D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats

1928 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

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.

1928 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

2. Arctic Scoop

1812 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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.

1812 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

3. La Guerrerense

1143 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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.

1143 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

4. Fiore Fine Foods

757 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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.

757 S Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

5. Hungry Pigeon

743 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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.

743 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

6. Scoop DeVille (multiple locations)

1109 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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.

1109 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

7. The Franklin Fountain

116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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.

116 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

8. Bassetts Ice Cream

45 North 12th Street Reading, Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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.

45 North 12th Street Reading, Terminal Market
Philadelphia, PA 19107

9. Vernick Food & Drink

2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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.

2031 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

10. 1-900-Ice-Cream

2116 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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).

2116 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

11. Weckerly’s Ice Cream

9 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123
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.

9 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123

12. Harper's Ice Cream

2816 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

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.

2816 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130

13. C & C Creamery

5461 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

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.

5461 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128

14. Zsa's Ice Cream

6616 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119

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.

6616 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119

15. Parlour

18 W Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003

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.

18 W Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003

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16. Kilwins Ardmore

85 Coulter Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003

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.

85 Coulter Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003

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