When it gets all kinds of warm out there is nothing that I like more than a summer sweet treat. I Can’t LIVE Without a novel way of cooling down. I will take to the streets, usually streets that are close by, and place my order for something cold and tantalizingly refreshing. Where do I like to go when I can’t LIVE without a summer sweet treat? I’m glad you asked.
Lil’ Pop Shop
265 S. 44th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
So this place is from my old neighborhood and I miss it dearly. They make the most delicious bourgeoisie popsicles everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I am not exaggerating. I never thought I’d be willing to throw down $3.00 for a popsicle, but at the Lil’ Pop Shop, oh, my single dollars get thrown down. And I get to sit in the cute little shops air conditioning with friends enjoying lemon blueberry buttermilk or pineapple basil popsicles. My mouth thanks me every time.
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Multiple Philadelphia Locations
I’m not even going to lie. This gelato place is open all year around and so I go…all year around. But I promise I frequent this shop much more when the sun is shining and it’s all hot and steamy. While they have multiple locations in Philadelphia, my absolute favorite is the Rittenhouse location. I can eat in the shop or take my strawberry tequila and champagne mango gelato two blocks over to the park and cool of the old fashion way…under a tree.
311 East Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA 19063
It’s a hop skip and little over a mile stroll to this little frozen yogurt shop. This is not the first time I spoke of this froyo bar and it probably won’t be the last. I don’t know if I like it because I just like small businesses, or because it’s in my neighborhood and I like shopping locally, or if it’s because they just have so many amazing flavors of frozen yogurt (salted caramel, pomegranate raspberry, Irish mint, etc.) in addition to so many toppings (coconut shavings, brownie bites, fresh pineapples and raspberries). It’s like I’m a kid in a candy shop, except I’m a grown woman in a sweet little frozen yogurt shop.