9 Instagram Foodies' Favorite Places for Dessert

By Corinne Sinesi | April 18, 2019 | Food & Drink

Who knows Philly food better than those who live to post about it? These nine Instagram influencers are here to tell us about their favorite desserts around the city.


“You can’t go wrong with the ‘Dip Sum’ Doughnuts at Buddakan. The sauces are delicious, and the cinnamon sugar doughnuts are to die for. We are big chocolate lovers—a common theme in all of our favorite desserts!” 325 Chestnut St., 215.574.9440, buddakan.com


“Pastry Chef Amanda Kaewvichien does a stellar job with desserts at Bank & Bourbon. I always turn to her ice cream sandwiches. The salted caramel version features hearty pretzel cookie shortbread, which contrasts nicely with the creamy vanilla ice cream, rich melted chocolate fudge, and bruleed bananas.” 1200 Market St., 215.231.7300, bankandbourbon.com


“We decided that our favorite dessert is the Milk & Cookies from Rex 1516. The cookies are fried chocolate and pecan cookie dough truffles. A bit crunchy on the outside but warm and soft on the inside. The milk is a frothy and cool RumChata-spiked milkshake. The result is a mouthwatering combination. Milk and cookies are something we associate with our childhoods, so this dessert has some major nostalgic feels!” 1516 South St., 267.319.1366, rex1516.com


“During a weekend brunch at Tuna Bar, it’s hard to pass up the Chinese donuts, which I’m convinced are a best-kept secret in Old City. They’re the perfect dessert to compliment the fresh sushi selection and savory Japanese flavors. The dish is paired with cinnamon sugar, passion fruit chocolate, and maple syrup dipping sauces.” 205 Race St., 215.238.8862, tunabar.com


“Hands down, knee-jerk reaction is the Salted Caramel Budino from barbuzzo. Expertly married layers of chocolate cookie crumbs, velvety budino, fluffy whipped cream and salted caramel. I love everything from the little jar to the hopefulness that the contents will never end. It is the only restaurant where I order dessert 100 percent of the time—regardless of how full I am.” 110 S. 13th St., 215.546.9300, barbuzzo.com


“This massive slice is 12 inches high and weighs around six pounds. We enjoy that the cake flavor changes with the chef’s selection so that you can visit Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House as often as you’d like and be surprised each time by the flavor of the ‘Big Cake.’ The cake has five layers of dark chocolate cake with milk chocolate mousse filling and freshly sliced bananas between each layer.” 1001 N. Delaware Ave., 215.717.3900, hugosphilly.com


“My favorite dessert in Philadelphia is the Deep Dish Cookie at Continental Midtown. It is half brownie, half chocolate chip cookie—served warm with vanilla ice cream on top. It can easily be split, or you can finish it on your own because it isn't huge. I talk about it all the time, but it is seriously amazing!” 1801 Chestnut St., 215.567.1800, continentalmidtown.com


“Tubby Robot Ice Cream is one of my all time favorite desserts in Philly. My number one flavor from them is the lavender honey, but every flavor is perfectly balanced and absolutely heavenly—from their chocolate peanut butter to their ice cream hoagie made in a profiterole.” 4369 Main St., 267.423.4376, tubbyrobot.com



“My favorite dessert is the Pistachio Rose cake from Cake Life Bake Shop. The pistachio cake is soaked in a honey rose syrup, giving it a light floral sweetness. The entire cake is wrapped in a rose buttercream, decorated with crushed pistachios and edible flowers. In a sea of vanilla and chocolate cakes, Cake Life pushes the envelope with bold flavor combos that magically come together to create something delicious.” 1306 Frankford Ave., 215.278.2580, cakelifebakeshop.com

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