Philadelphia Style's 6 Favorite Sweet Shops

By the Editors | March 17, 2020 | Food & Drink

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From classic gelato to traditional French pastries, there's no shortage of sweet treats in Philadelphia.

1. Aurora Grace Chocolates

From dark chocolate-enrobed caramels topped with fleur de sel to hand painted bonbons in a rainbow of colors, owner and chocolatier Aurora Wold is whipping up the city’s best petite sweets in the back of her Society Hill brick-and-mortar. 517 S. Fifth St., 267.703.8886, auroragracechocolates.com


2. Cake Life Bake Shop

A Beyoncé favorite, the Fishtown bakery is popular for its menu of seasonally inspired treats—all of which can be seen decorating its colorful Instagram feed. 1306 Frankford Ave., 215.278.2580, cakelifebakeshop.com


3. Classic Cake

Every sweet tooth is bound to be pleased with a selection of fresh pastries, breads and cakes. Multiple locations, classiccake.com


4. Delice et Chocolat

Helmed by renowned gourmet chocolatier Antoine Amrani, who was formerly head pastry chef at Le Bec-Fin, Ardmore’s beloved Delice et Chocolat is the go-to destination for all things perfectly Parisian. 9 E. Lancaster Ave., 610.649.7001, delicechocolat.com


5. Gran Caffe L’Aquila

The authentic Italian eatery is sure to have the best gelato you have ever tasted outside of Italy. 1716 Chestnut St., 215.568.5600, grancaffelaquila.com


6. Velvet Sky Bakery

Pop into the Jenkintown boutiquebakery and watch the dessert magic unfold as cakes, cupcake towers and sugar flowers are made from scratch right in front of you. 307 Leedom St., Jenkintown, 215.884.0254, velvetskybakery.com



Photography by: Cake Life Bake Shop