Best of Philly

Best Water Ice

2019 Best Water Ice for Adults

Triangle Tavern

Water ice is good no matter how old you are. But one of the special advantages of being a grown-up is getting to have the dangerously boozy adult water ice at Triangle Tavern. Read More »

1338 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-800-1992 | Website

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. Read More »

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

2015 Best Water Ice

Pop’s Water Ice

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 »

Locations at 1337 West Oregon Avenue in South Philly and 150 West Eagle Road in Havertown | 610-789-7677 | Website

2013 Best Water Ice

Yardley Ice House

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 »

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