What to Eat This Weekend: Banana Desserts

Splits, sundaes and puddings to try

Blended in pudding, partnered with chocolate or sitting under scoops of ice cream, bananas make almost every dessert better. Find the potassium powerhouses sliced, mashed, or caramelized in sweet at the restaurants below.

Baby Blues BBQ
Banana pudding is served barbecue style with fresh banana slices, vanilla wafers and homemade whipped cream at this new University City hangout.
Baby Blues BBQ, 3402 Sansom Street, 215-222-4444

Banana Leaf
Take your pick from banana ice cream, fried bananas, or banana pancakes at this Malaysian eatery—Philly Mag’s 2006 pick for Best Adventurous Dining.
Banana Leaf, 1009 Arch Street, 215-592-8288

Cuba Libre
At this Havana-themed restaurant, a banana tres leches is prepared with vanilla sponge cake is soaked in three banana flavored milks, then topped with banana mousse and slices of the fruit.
Cuba Libre, 10 South 2nd Street, 215-627-0666

Max Brenner
Topped with vanilla bourbon ice cream, milk chocolate truffles, and caramelized Rice Krispies treats, the banana split waffles at this choc-obsessed eatery aren’t the only banana-based desserts; it can also be found in the banana tempura fondue, inside the hazelnut cream crepe, and as a topping on the chocolate pizza.
Max Brenner, 1500 Walnut Street, 215-344-8150

Percy Street
Chef Erin O’Shea adds some crunch, and a dipping tool, to her creamy creation by serving vanilla wafers with her flour-based banana pudding.
Percy Street, 600 South 9th Street, 215-625-8510

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