Best of Philly

Best Water Ice

2016 BEST Water Ice

Yardley Ice House

If cold treats with "ice" in their names (ice cream, shaved ice) could have an inferiority complex, they’d all hang their heads in shame when confronted with the water ice from this tiny, cash-only shop in the sleepy borough of Yardley. The flavors are interesting but not "bacon-cilantro" weird (orange creamsicle, cherry bordeaux, cappuccino), the consistency is velvet-smooth, and the end result is that you’ll never go to Rita’s again.

77 South Main Street, Yardley, Yardley, PA | 215-321-9788 | Website


2015 BEST Water Ice

Pop’s Water Ice

Locations at 1337 West Oregon Avenue in South Philly and 150 West Eagle Road in Havertown

As long as you’re cool with the wonderful authenticity of having bits of lemon zest or fresh peach stuck in your teeth, this place is water-ice nirvana. Read more »

2013 BEST Water Ice

Yardley Ice House

77 South Main Street, Yardley, PA

In a city where you can score a pink-lemonade flavored water ice on virtually every corner, is it worth driving all the way to Yardley just for a cup of Cherry Bordeaux? Yes, it is. Read more »