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Bassetts Ice Cream

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51 N 12th St Ste 45, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Chandler G
Hooglede, Belgium
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

and huge scoops , nice variety to choose from, friendly servers , nice treat with the free ice water ( sometimes you just need some water to "rince & flush" your mouth with )especially when eating a proper decent ice cream truelly worthy of it's name , CREAMY, full of flavor no artifical addings (f.ex. pistachio ice cream isn't fully... More 

Thank whirefox
new jersey
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a vanilla milkshake, which was made with 3-4 large scoops of ice cream and milk, blended but so thick the shake barely made it out of the blender's metal cup into my cup, and I enjoyed the shake while I walked through Independence Mall for the rest of the morning

Thank springbreakdad54
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small and very busy counter in the Reading Terminal Market that has so many unique flavors of rich, decadent ice cream.

Thank Craig M
Baltimore, MD
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131 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

According to the Reading Market food tour, this is the oldest ice cream vendor in USA and is still run by something like the sixth generation of the original family. That alone made it worth trying for me. Their ice cream tends towards sweet, meaning that the sweet taste somewhat overpowers the other flavors such as fruit flavor, and creamy/... More 

Thank Bunnydots
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In our afternoon tour of the Reading Terminal Market, we eyed up all kinds of yummy snacks, desserts and tons of options for lunch...but we held out for some ice cream on a hot day in September. Bassetts met the bill and then some. I requested a cookies and cream cone and it was over the top delicious, more than... More 

Thank melissam7268
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a really nice range of flavors and the ice cream has a really good texture. We loved it. Very friendly staff.

Thank Weaselmcpuppy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The line is an indication of how delicious the ice cream is and how popular a spot in Reading Terminal. Fun watching families enjoy their choice of flavors.

Thank 55plustraveler2010
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the historic Reading Terminal Market this is a Philadelphia trdition. They scoop the ice cream and serve it just as they've been doing for over 100 years

Thank Lsbtravel1
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by on the way out of the market. What great service and the ice cream was so rich. They has a bunch of options, and even with the crowd service was fast.

Thank Ken P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 N 12th St Ste 45, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 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?