Best of Philly 2009: Bakery
Tartes Fine Cakes & Pastries
212 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
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 tarts, molasses cookies, red velvet cupcakes — shine. And sate.