It's hard to find any ice cream place to challenge local favorite Goodnoe's dominance. Zebra-Striped Whale (ZSW), owned by the author of a children's book with the same name, offers Thomas Sweet ice cream as well as coffee and some cookie and candy treats. Similar to Coldstone Creamery, the store offers to mix in various candies to the ice cream or yogurt of your choice although the employees sometimes have to work hard to manipulate the ice cream. Nevertheless, they do a good job at serving customers and handle crowds well despite the relatively small overall space available. The quality of all of their food is top notch and is priced fairly. There is some seating available inside for people who want to enjoy what they bought without leaving the store. Recently named as a Best of Philly shop, ZSW really is worth a try.