Best of Philly

Best Bakery

2015 BEST Bakery

Artisan Boulanger Patissier

In the bakery world, Cambodian immigrants Andre Chin and Amanda Eap have been making lovely French baguettes with a little more heft than most for ages, but it’s their pastries that bring the neighbors to the door at 8 a.m. (on the dot!) on Sundays. The spinach and mushroom croissant makes us wish they did more savory ones but then, that would leave less room for the raspberry, and the chocolate, and the chocolate mocha, and the chocolate pistachio.

1218 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-271-4688

2013 BEST Contemporary Bakery

Belle Cakery

1437 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Fans of Fond have been under pastry chef Jessie Prawluckis spell for years now, but these days you can skip straight to dessert. Her cakes twist classic combos just enough to set them apart. Its hard to beat the Fond: malted milk-chocolate mousse and cocoa sponge cake on a crispy peanut base. But if theres… Read more »

2009 BEST Bakery

Tartes Fine Cakes and Pastries

212 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

We followed pastry chef Teresa Wall’s cake-and-scone-and-cookie-crumb trail all over the city before finding her manning the takeout window at her tiny pink bakery in Old City. She’s responsible for the tasty desserts at Monk’s, Grace’s Tavern, Nodding Head and Anthony’s Coffeehouse, but it’s at Tartes that her daily specials small layer cakes, seasonal fruit… Read more »