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4 top spots for desserts in Philadelphia

4 top spots for desserts in Philadelphia
Bassetts Ice Cream | Photo: Nobel V./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 01, 2020.

Looking to sample the best desserts around town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top dessert sources in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

Philadelphia-area shoppers tend to spend more in April at food and beverage shops than most other months of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses manage customers. Daily spending at Philadelphia-area food and beverage shops rose to $468 per business in April of last year, second only to December with an average of $531, and 5% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Isgro Pastries

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First on the list is Isgro Pastries. Located at 1009 Christian St. in Bella Vista, the bakery, which offers desserts and more, is the highest-rated dessert spot in Philadelphia, boasting 4.5 stars out of 432 reviews on Yelp.

2. The Sweet Life Bakeshop

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Next up is Bella Vista's The Sweet Life Bakeshop, situated at 740 South St. With five stars out of 291 reviews on Yelp, the bakery, which offers cupcakes, desserts and more, has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Bassetts Ice Cream

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Center City's Bassetts Ice Cream, located at 45 N. 12th St., Reading Terminal Market, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score ice cream, frozen yogurt and desserts 4.5 stars out of 454 reviews.

4. Beiler's Bakery

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Beiler's Bakery, a bakery that offers doughnuts and more in Center City, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 1,263 Yelp reviews. Head over to 51 N. 12th St. to see for yourself.


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