Best of Philly

Best Ice Cream

2017 Best Ice Cream

Tubby Robot

Yes, the ice cream is handmade from local ingredients, and it’s really, really good. But nobody’s judging if you only go for the Wall-O-Vision, in which video games are projected onto an outside alley wall but controlled by a joystick inside. Bring the kids if you need a plausible excuse for another visit.

4369 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-423-4376 | Website

2017 Best Trendy Ice Cream

Winterfell Dessert

32 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

While the rest of the city is rolling ice-cream roses with paint scrapers, Winterfell went with a Game of Thrones-themed Taiwanese shaved ice shop. For […] Read more »

2016 Best Soft-Serve

Pizzeria Vetri

1615 Chancellor Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

If the fior di latte soft-serve were any smoother, it would slide right out of the cup. Read more »

2015 Best DIY Ice-Cream Sandwich

Insomnia Cookies

Multiple locations Website

Freezer empty? Order a pint of ice cream (or a quart, no judgment) and some fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies from Insomnia, and get your (homemade) […] Read more »

2015 Best Sundae

Franklin Fountain’s Mt. Vesuvius

116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

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 […] Read more »

2015 Best Soft-Serve

Big Gay Ice Cream

521 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

It’s all delicious, though the Salty Pimp, with dulce de leche and sea salt, is the one people talk about as they should. Read more »

2014 Best Ice Cream


4239 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

It’s not often that someone breaks into the well-established world of ice cream; thankfully, West Philly newcomer Weckerly’s did. Made with love from a custard […] Read more »

2012 Best Ice Cream

oWowCow Creamery

4105 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA Website

Small-batch-crafted, organic, with heavenly flavors, served in two locales way out in the hinterlands of Bucks County. Trust us: Worth the schlep. Read more »

2011 Best Ice Cream

Franklin Fountain

116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

A few of the greatest hits: Honeycomb, white as snow, nearly custard-like, lightly kissed with honey and studded with brittle little flecks of golden honeycomb […] Read more »

2010 Best Ice Cream

The Franklin Fountain

116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

The 19th–century atmosphere (right down to the cash register, which was actually made in 1914) and the young, spiffy counter help in bow ties add […] Read more »

2009 Best Ice Cream

La Michoacana Ice Cream

231 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA Website

Good, traditional homemade ice cream abounds in these parts. But what about earthy mushroom ice cream? Green and creamy avocado? Rice pudding? And, best of […] Read more »