Best of Philly

2016 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 19067; 215-321-9788;