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Bassetts Ice Cream

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51 N 12th Street Ste 45, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107
+1 215-925-4315
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, old-school ice cream parlor. Great variety of ice cream, friendly service, terrific atmosphere.

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Thank George K
Davie, Florida, United States
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was the best ice cream I ever had. I went to Reading Terminal market 3 times on my visit to Philadelphia and had Bassetts every time. I had peach and mango flavors. also butterscotch and Guatemala ripple. Service was friendly and fast. would go everyday if I could LOL.

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Thank Jorge M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chocolate all the way - it is a rare commodity in that it is real ice cream and so delish.It has been the ice cream of Philadelphia for all I can remember, my grandmother's favorite to this day.

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Thank kmbrenton
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent ice cream, widest variety of flavors I've ever seen, have several favorites. If we're speaking of Reading Terminal, they're so generous with their cones one most stay focused on these several scoops so as not to lose any.

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Thank Marjorie G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their brand of handchurned ice cream is too die for ! one sampling ( their free ) will leave you wanting more. Also it's located inside of one of most famous farmers markets. if you don't find something to your liking then more than likely you don't eat food, it's that diverse. Go , Enjoy !

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Thank Steffromphilly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Banana ice cream was so yummy! So tired of crappy artificial tasting ice cream when it comes to banana. That was not the case here! You also get a super big two scoop portion for $5!

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Thank kmb4583
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Inside Reading Terminal Market you can experience the best ice cream in Philadelphia still made the same way for over 100 years

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Thank Lsbtravel1
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve eaten ice cream in various countries and one I had in Italy still ranks as the best ever, however, the peanut butter ice cream I had here was wonderful and is definitely the second best I’ve eaten ever; my wife had President Obama’s favourite the mint choc chip which she thought wonderful. We went back the next day to... More 

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Thank Jonathan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Hard to miss, at front of Terminal Really nice service Awesome ice cream; had the coffee and peanut butter swirl on a heath cone

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Thank txbride
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Not all ice cream is created equal!! This place will put many others to shame! The variety and quality are excellent. The servings are anything but skimpy. Be prepared for dripping if it's hot out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 N 12th Street Ste 45, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-4315

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?