Cool Off at These Local Ice Cream Spots 

It’s hard to beat the heat this time of the year, but you can do just that with everyone’s favorite after-dinner treat: ice cream! The area around your 1500 Locust apartment offers lots of options for sugary goodness, from frozen custard to handmade ice creams and to more innovative approaches to dessert. No matter what your sweet tooth is craving, you can satisfy it right here in our neighborhood:

Give your summer a sweet ending by indulging at one of these local shops:


Franklin Ice Cream Bar: The city’s newest ice cream shop is about 1.5 miles from your 1500 Locust apartment. The outpost of the popular Franklin Fountain follows the confectionary’s old-timey feel both in its décor and menu. Enjoy made-to-order bars, with vanilla or chocolate ice cream, hand-dipped in milk or dark chocolate and smothered in toppings. Or opt for the classic ice cream flavors Philly has come to love at the Franklin shops.


Lil Pop Shop & Coffee: Cool down and pep up with the treats and coffees at Lil Pop Shop, three blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment. The shop takes the popsicles of your youth and kicks them up several notches! The handcrafted treats are made entirely with fresh, local ingredients, so you can indulge without any guilt. The shop also features an array of coffees and espressos, pies and pastries.


Sweet Charlie’s: Six blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, Sweet Charlie’s gets in on the latest trend to hit the sweets world: rolled ice cream. Choose from 11 flavors and dozens of toppings and then watch as your creation comes to life right before your eyes, going from liquid ingredients to a perfectly rolled-up, frozen treat. There are a number of area eateries that offer rolled ice cream, but Sweet Charlie’s was the first!


Franklin Ice Cream Bar

112 Market St.

Philadelphia, PA 19106



Lil Pop Shop

229 S. 20th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103



Sweet Charlie’s

711 Walnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19106