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The 9 Best Bakeries in Philadelphia

By Isabel Hochman | March 24, 2021 | Food & Drink

To celebrate Easter and Passover, these bakeries can also help you design the perfect cakes for those special days.


High Street Philly
Passover is just around the corner and rest assured this bakery has your meal covered. This meal includes all of the fix-ins to create a festive Passover meal with family. The dinner box comes with matzah ball soup, vegetables, chicken liver mousse, matzah, charoset and flourless chocolate cake. For the main course, you get to choose either brisket or salmon. 101 S 9th St., 215.625.0988,

Lost Bread Cafe
Newly opened, Lost Bread Cafe has one guiding principle—make good bread. They are serving all-day breakfast and lunch with bagels, eggs, salads and sandwiches. If you’re in the mood for a treat, their famous pretzel shortbread cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Lost Bread started as a wholesale bread company in 2017. They sell their delicious baked goods at farmers markets, and at their bakery. Wherever you are in Philly, you can be sure to easily pick up a loaf of their hearty breads—think focaccias, sourdough loaves and milk buns. 2218 Walnut St., 215.309.2773,

Metropolitan Bakery
Metropolitan Bakery is helping you prepare for Easter with breakfast boxes filled with breads, granola, honey and coffee. They also prepared cookie jar gift boxes to bring while visiting families. For the center of your table, include their carrot bundt cake or their almond polenta cake dusted with powdered sugar. 262 S 19th St., 215.545.6655,

Isgro's Bakery
Opened for over 100 years, this family-owned bakery perfected their cannolis, which come in a variety of flavors including ricotta, vanilla, chocolate, mascarpone and chocolate mousse. For Easter, Isgro’s is making traditional sicillian ham pie, easter bread, pastiera ricotta pie and their traditional rice pie. All of their Easter cakes are decorated with flowers and bunnies. 1009 Christian St., 215.923.3092,

Sugar Realm
Spring has officially arrived, and, to celebrate, Sugar Realm is having a spring bake sale. Pick up an assortment of confections with their classic macaroons and new flavors of confections being added each week. Take advantage of this as the sale will be on throughout April. Haverford 513.256.2729,

Velvet Sky Bakery
Velvet Sky Bakery is taking a creative approach to their cakes by making three-dimensional sculpted custom cakes for any occasion. Owner and head designer, Jordan Harvey is helping you make the most of your celebration with cakes in the form of animals, books, musical instruments and more. They are also celebrating Passover with sweets, such as matzah crackle, berry cobbler, coconut macaroons and a chocolate torte. 307 Leedom St., Jenkintown, 215.884.0254,

Whipped Bakeshop
Whether you are celebrating a birthday, a new job, a baby shower or a holiday, Whipped Bakeshop provides sweet treats for any occasion. Their easter cupcake collection showcases coconut cake with lemon curd and vanilla buttercream, carrot cake with ginger cream cheese icing and chocolate peanut butter cake with chocolate easter eggs on top. 636 Belgrade St., 215.598.5449,

Nutmeg Cake Design
Are you planning your wedding? Nutmeg Cake Design can help you through the process of finding the perfect wedding cake. The bakery has set up a plan to accommodate the changes in events due to COVID, with smaller sized orders and shorter turnaround times. From tasting, to designing, to delivering, this bakery will help you create the perfect wedding experience. In addition to their wedding cakes, this bakery offers french macaroons and custom cookies. 220 Krams Ave., 267.908.5881,

Classic Cake Bakery & Cafe
Classic Cake is celebrating Pesach this year with Passover style classic desserts, such as chocolate covered macaroons, a flourless and gluten-free chocolate cake and a strawberry shortcake made from potato cake and non-dairy whipped cream. Along with chef Robert Bennett’s assortment of cakes, the cafe offers egg sandwiches, parfaits, garden fresh salads and sandwiches. For a smaller confection, they offer ruggelahs, chocolate covered pretzels and brownies. 486 Evesham Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ, 856.751.5448,

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