Best of Philly

2009 Bakery

Tartes Fine Cakes and Pastries

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.

212 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106; 215-625-2510;