PHILADELPHIA EATS: LITTLE BABY'S ICE CREAM
Forget Philly cheesesteaks, if there’s a reason to drive down to Philadelphia, it’s Little Baby’s Ice Cream, the second coolest thing in town after this little baby.
I think I’ve found my favourite ice cream shop and it’s only on the other side of the world! I’m talking handmade small batch ice cream in inventive flavours like earl grey sriracha, pizza, cucumber dill, chocolate salt malt or my favourite, red hot cinnamon and an outlet with ice cream zines, a pay-it-forward board (leave a scoop for somebody you love), and a NerdsTM grinder.
Little Baby’s Ice Cream’s customer helpline also offers a magic 8 ball service that you can call/text your questions to which they respond to promptly. Look for the blue zigzag at 4903 Catherine St, eat their delicious ice cream and follow them on instagram (because they are so much fun).
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I am all for dessert before dinner but if there’s another reason to get your butt to West Philly, it’s Guacamole Mexican Grill (4612 Woodland Ave). This cheap-as-tortilla-chips little yellow cantina and the wonderful gem of a woman that runs it will warm the cockles of your heart. Order the guacamole to share and get a mixed plate of soft shell tacos. It was easily some of the most generous, most lovingly prepared and most delicious Mexican I’ve ever eaten.
Shoutout also to Milk and Honey Market (4435 Baltimore Avenue). Their gluten free bagels made my morning. A great spot to get coffee and breakfast!
Lastly, a heads up. Look out for an awesome cultural event called the Baltimore Ave Dollar Stroll held once a year. You’ll find participating independently owned local businesses (of which there are plenty because Philadelphia is fantastic) offer their wares for only one dollar. From craft beer to injera rolls, look what was on offer this year.