7 Desserts to Get You in the Holiday Mood

By Jessica Rech | November 9, 2018 | Food & Drink

With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s hard to not to start fantasizing about your favorite festive treats. These luxe Philadelphia desserts will help you get into the holiday mood.


Butterscotch Bourbon Pie

Keep with tradition and treat yourself to Magpie’s signature pie. The Butterscotch Bourbon's velvety dark brown sugar custard and classic crust is bursting with winter flavors that will be a new favorite on your holiday table. 1622 S. St., 267.519.2904, Iluvmagpie.com

My Grandmother’s Chocolate Cake

Southwark's celebrated family chocolate cake recipe will remind you of home as you dig into the rich and sweet exterior. Served with a salted caramel ice cream, you will leave full, happy, and nostalgic. 701 S. 4th St., 267.930.8538, southwarkrestaurant.com

Espresso Cream Cake

Enjoy your post-meal coffee as a dessert with Fork’s Espresso Cream Cake. Served with a rich chocolate sesame ganache and coffee ice cream, you'll be begging for seconds. 301 Market St., 215.625.9425, forkrestaurant.com

Nutella Babka

Parc’s Nutella Babka puts a new perspective on a classic treat. This flaky, butter pastry is rolled up with toasted hazelnuts and Nutella, and is perfect for every member of your family. 227 S. 18th St., 215.545.2262, parc-restaurant.com

Hot, Little Chai Donuts

The aromatic spices of a hot chai tea in the winter always hit the spot. On your next walk around Washington Square, try Talula’s hot, little chai donut with spiced sugar and fresh whip for a delectable bite on the go. 210 W. Washington Square, 215.592.778, talulasgarden.com

Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Looking for the perfect treat to pair with your favorite red wine? Vernick’s dark chocolate Crème Brûlée's sultry chocolate flavor is a fresh take on a classic, featuring compressed cherries and rose. 2031 Walnut St., 267.639.6644, vernickphilly.com

Mille Feuille

Add a touch of French cuisine to this years holiday menu. Bistrot La Minette’s 100 percent house-made Mille Feuille caramelized puff pastry is filled with vanilla pastry cream and fresh raspberries. 623 S. 6th St., 215.825.8000, bistrotlaminette.com

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