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1136 Arch Street Reading Terminal Market Philadelphia, PA 19107

Rich in History - Richer in Flavor

America’s oldest ice cream company—established in 1861—Bassetts Ice Cream was the first merchant to sign a lease at the Reading Terminal Market in 1892 and is still owned and operated by the same family today. Their menu of more than 40 different flavors includes something for everyone, from the most traditional (they make a killer vanilla) to the more adventurous (Cinnamon or Matcha Green Tea, anyone?).

Made with cream and milk sourced from a co-op of dairy farmers in western Pennsylvania, each flavor is hand crafted and tested to perfection. Stop by for a cone, cup, pint, sundae, or milkshake, and factor in some extra time to check out the original marble counter, the hand-painted mural surrounding the store’s mezzanine, and the historical video footage from when Bassetts Ice Cream was produced in the Market’s basement.



Michael Strange
Owner
  • Store history
    • Joined Mercato 2018
  • Store hours
    • Monday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
    • Saturday: closed
    • Sunday: closed
  • Store inventory
    • 36 items available
  • Pricing
    • Order min: $14.50
  • Delivery fees
    • Local delivery available
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Rich in History - Richer in Flavor
America’s oldest ice cream company—established in 1861—Bassetts Ice Cream was the first merchant to sign a lease at the Reading Terminal Market in 1892 and is still owned and operated by the same family today. Their menu of more than 40 different flavors includes something for everyone, from the most traditional (they make a killer vanilla) to the more adventurous (Cinnamon or Matcha Green Tea, anyone?).

Made with cream and milk sourced from a co-op of dairy farmers in western Pennsylvania, each flavor is hand crafted and tested to perfection. Stop by for a cone, cup, pint, sundae, or milkshake, and factor in some extra time to check out the original marble counter, the hand-painted mural surrounding the store’s mezzanine, and the historical video footage from when Bassetts Ice Cream was produced in the Market’s basement.

Bassetts Ice Cream is a ice cream shop located on Arch Street in Philadelphia. They carry butterscotch ice cream, chocolate ice cream, french vanilla ice cream, and coffee ice cream. Bassetts Ice Cream has been doing business since 1861 and was first established in Philadelphia.
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