Best Soft-Serve in Philly
Big Gay Ice Cream
It’s all delicious, though the Salty Pimp, with dulce de leche and sea salt, is the one people talk about — as they should. 521 South Broad Street, Bella Vista, 267-886-8024.
Best Ice Cream Sundae in Philadelphia
Franklin Fountain’s Mt. Vesuvius
Chocolate or vanilla ice cream studded with brownie “boulders,” hot fudge, malt powder and whipped cream. Michelle Obama can wait only so long before declaring war on this caloric eruption. 116 Market Street, Old City, 215-627-1899.
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Packing a picnic basket for a day trip to the beach can be a monotonous task. Water bottles, ham-and-cheese sandwiches on white, bags of salt and vinegar chips. Or maybe, because you’re a true Philadelphian, you’re making a pit stop at Wawa for an Italian hoagie with extra sweet peppers. There’s nothing wrong with the usual. Old habits die hard and it’s a fact that hoagies taste better with salt water in the air. This summer however, we’re breaking routine and packing up some of our local Philly favorites to bring down the shore because everyone needs a taste of home away from home.
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Yeah, the Philly-born-and-bred late-night cookie chain already has six locations in Bryn Mawr, Center City, University City North, Templetown and at UPenn (where it all began), but this winter Insomnia Cookies is going to be tacking on a 7th outlet in Manayunk.
The basics will be the same–a menu of cookies, brownies and ice cream paired with both, open from noon ’til 3am, with delivery (yes, cookie delivery) starting at 4pm on weekdays and 1pm on weekends and running ’til 3am. And the new shop will be going into the space at 4319 Main Street sometime before the spring. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for opening details and ways to score free cookies.
Insomnia Cookies [Facebook]