Philadelphia, PA - Philly is truly a food lovers city, and when it comes to dessert, the cities many bakeshops and bakeries do not disappoint. From bakeries such as Carangi's and Scarcones supplying the cities cheesesteak shops with their signature long rolls to Frangelli's and Beiler's well-known donuts and classic pastries.
Where to Find The Best Bakeries in Philadelphia
We have you covered with The Best of Philadelphia Bakeries and Bakeshops.
Frangelli's Bakery & Donuts
This longtime bakery is known for its donuts, classic sweets, and unique eats. A must-try is the cannoli cakes and ice cream donuts. Since 1947, Frangelli's Bakery in South Philadelphia has been cranking out fresh-made doughnuts and traditional pastries daily. Each morning, Frangelli's creates more than 500 doughnuts, including hand-glazed and filled doughnuts. 3747, 847 W Ritner St, Philadelphia, PA 1914
A small Jewish-style bakery pumping out some of the cities best bread, cakes, cookies, sandwiches, and French-press coffee. A James Beard Award semi-finalist, Baker, Tova du Plessis takes a more contemporary approach to Jewish pastries inside her charming South Philadelphia shop. Essen implies "to eat" in Yiddish, and Philadelphians are addicted to her chocolate halvah babka, za'atar-spiced challah, black-and-white cookies, as well delish bagels. At the same time, connoisseurs go for the moist, mouthwatering honey cake prepared with grated apples along with dark beer. 1437 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Carangi Baking Company
Located on the corner of Oregon ave and Iseminger St., this bakery makes a variety of housemade bread, plus pizza, sweets & coffee drinks. One of the best South Philly bakeries, with everything made fresh every morning and pastries are made with natural fruit.2655 S Iseminger St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Termini Bros Bakery
This legendary Italian bakery whipping up cannoli, cakes, and cookies, plus other sweet treats. An authentic South Philly institution and a must-try for anyone who loves pastries. Termini's is known for their cannolis, biscotti, sfogliatelle, tea biscuits, and of course their cakes.1523 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Old-school bake shop turning out cannoli, cakes, cookies, custards, tarts & other Italian pastries. Established in 1904, Isgro's is still a neighborhood favorite, located just blocks from the Italian market in South Philly. The must-tries are the lobster tails, chocolate-covered strawberries, and of course, the cannolis. 1009 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Cacia's is an Old-school brick oven bakery churning out classic Italian baked goods. Cacia's offers up baked Italian bread, garlic bread, strombolis, and some of the best pizza in town. If you are in South Philly, this is a great place to get some freshly baked bread. 1526 W Ritner St, Philadelphia, PA 19145
The Sweet Life Bakeshop
Sweet Life is a small dessert nook specializing in pudding cups, plus cakes, pies, cookies & cupcakes. Known for their red velvet cupcakes, peaches & cream pudding, and fantastic chocolate chip cookies. 740 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Sarcone's is a family-run bake shop known for old-school bread as well as pizza & sweet treats. One of the cities favorite places for authentic tomato pie served at room temperature, fresh bread, and cookies. Also known for their hard crusty Italian rolls, seeded or unseeded and reasonably priced. 758 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Beiler's is a destination for baked goods, including Pennsylvania Dutch classics & a variety of housemade donuts. Beiler's offers up a wide variety of fillings, toppings, and styles. A must-try is the donuts, with traditional flavors such as PB&J and salted caramel and unique combinations. 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Famed for its pound cake, this no-frills bakeshop also makes cookies, donuts, pies & other sweets. Not only is their pound cake amazing, but they also sell some of the region's most delicious pastries. This place sells out fast, so get there early. 2614 E Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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