From Our Editors
A local institution, Rita's Water Ice is a beloved tradition throughout the Philadelphia area and the nearby Jersey Shore. From mid-February though mid-October, the South Street outpost of this chain dishes out refreshing water ices made on site each day. Living up to the motto "Ice, Custard, Happiness," Rita's serves sweet treats like water and cream ices, sundaes, custards and various gelato to locals and tourists trying to beat the summer heat. While the brand boasts more than 70 delicious flavors, including guava, chocolate peanut butter and green apple, only select varieties are offered each day. Patrons can even sign up for Cool Alerts to receive a text message, email or both when their favorite flavor is on the menu on South Street.