Check out these ice cream shops on your next ride


There are so many ways to keep cool this summer: pop-up pools are re-opening, outdoor activities are starting before the sun goes up (or when the sun goes down), and so much more.  Grab your friends and host an ice cream shop tour! From mint chocolate chip to banana splits, keep reading to find your perfect post-ride treats.

Little Baby’s Ice Cream, 2311 Frankford Ave
Station Nearby: Berks Market Frankford Line

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This is ice cream with some serious quirk. Little Baby’s Ice Cream has gained much publicity over their original and sometimes unusual flavors. Don’t let the flavor combinations fool you–it’s been said that the “weirdest” flavors are the best. Just an 8-minute walk from the Berks MFL Indego station in the heart of Fishtown, Little Baby’s Ice Cream is an ideal place to get adventurous try something new.

The Franklin Fountain, 116 Market St
Station Nearby: 2nd & Market

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Three words: Mint Chocolate Chip. Franklin Fountain is a beloved staple right on 2nd street in Old City. Tourists and residents alike love this spot for its old-timey feel and the creamiest of selections. The flavors tend to sell out pretty quickly! But don’t worry, they added a pop up location not too far away at Spruce Street Harbor Park. Located less than a block away from the 2nd & Market Indego station, Franklin Fountain is an easy place to stop for a sweet summer treat. Heads up! This joint is cash only.

Big Gay Ice Cream, 521 S Broad St
Station Nearby: 15th & South

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In 2015, Big Gay Ice Cream made its Philadelphia debut and we can’t get enough of it. Big Gay Ice Cream continues to be at the forefront of all things soft serve. Ride to the new 15th & South Streets Indego station and enjoy a Salty Pimp or Mermaid Sundae!

Lil Pop Shop, 265 S 44th St
Station Nearby: 44th & Walnut

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This one is for all of you popsicle lovers out there. If you’re lactose intolerant, or just prefer the convenience of a summer treat on a stick, Lil’ Pop Shop is the perfect place. This artisan popsicle shop has mastered the ability to combine all of your favorite flavors and locally sourced ingredients. Current flavors include Lemon Buttermilk & Roasted Strawberries and Vietnamese Iced Coffee. Right next to Honest Tom’s Taco shop, Lil’ Pop Shop is only a block away from the 44th & Walnut Indego station.

Rita’s Water Ice 1511 Spruce St
Stations Nearby: 15th & Spruce

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Nothing says “a summer in Philadelphia” like water ice–also known as “wooder ice.” Rita’s is the home of cream ice, italian ice and the infamous gelati–a cool combination of custard and italian ice. There are many Rita’s Water Ice locations throughout the city of Philadelphia, but we’ll recommend the one we frequent the most that’s a little up the street from the 15th & Spruce Indego station in Center City.

Philly Flavors, 2004 Fairmount Ave
Station Nearby: 20th & Fairmount

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Italian Ice, Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt… the list goes on and on because Philly Flavors has it all! Philly Flavors has almost every flavor and topping you can think of at their three locations throughout the City. The “headquarters” location is on the same street as the 20th & Fairmount Indego station. Sweet.

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