Where to Get Easter Bread in Philadelphia
This traditional sweet, braided bread is often adorned with colored eggs, icing, or rainbow sprinkles.
Easter bread, also known as pane di pasqua, is made with a sweet dough enriched with eggs that’s twisted into long braids or rounds — and depending who makes it, the golden-baked loaves might be drizzled with icing and nonpariels, adorned with rainbow jimmies, or studded with dyed eggs baked right into the dough. Here are some of the best places in and around Philadelphia to get a loaf of Easter bread this week.
Carangi Bakery, South Philly
Grab a long loaf or a braided round of Easter bread from this Italian bakery in deep South Philly (eggs included) starting this Wednesday, April 17th. They’ll be selling their icing-drizzled version through Sunday.
Oteri’s Italian Bakery, Olney, Frankford, Southwest Philly
This century-old bakery specializes in sweets, but they make Easter bread, too. Theirs come round or bunny-shaped, with or without eggs baked in.
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Termini Bros. Bakery, East Passyunk, South Philly, Market East, Comcast Center
The only time it’s possible to get your hands on one of iconic South Philly bakery’s Easter breads is during the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday — that is, right now. Their sweet, braided loaves get a flavor boost from cinnamon and vanilla.
Varallo Bros. Bakery, South Philly
Take your pick of small or large braided loaves adorned with colorful nonpariel sprinkes — icing is by request only — or rounds with Easter eggs baked right in. Their 10th Street shop is selling Easter bread every day between now and Sunday.
Corropolese Italian Bakery, Norristown, Audubon, Limerick, Douglassville
You can drop into any of Corropolese’s suburban bakeries for loaves of Easter bread drizzled with icing and studded with rainbow sprinkles starting tomorrow, April 16th.
Isgro Pastries, Bella Vista
The Christian Street bakery makes pies filled with traditional ricotta or rice custard every Easter in addition to Easter bread. Get them in braids, rounds, and loaves shaped around colorfully dyed eggs and topped with cream cheese icing or pastel-colored jimmies.
Conshohocken Italian Bakery, Conshohocken
Conshy makes their raisin-studded Easter bread in a variety of shapes — long twists, round loaves, and crosses — with the option to have yours topped with an icing drizzle or served plain. They’re making it tomorrow, April 15th, through Easter.