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HELP! need recommendation for south philly bakery

ivyleigh Aug 26, 2007 07:59 AM

We're having a housewarming party next weekend and decided to have all the food come from south Philly stores since we just moved to south Philly. Naturally, we're having antipasto and mozzarella from Caludios, bread and goodies from Sarcones, soft pretzels, & water ice. My plan was to have Isgros supply dessert but I just found out they are on vacation until September 4th and I'm crushed. Is there another bakery in South Philly that I can contact? I've only ever gone to Isgros because their desserts are so awesome!

Thanks for the help!

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  1. monavano RE: ivyleigh Aug 26, 2007 08:20 AM

    Termini Bros. Bakery in South Philly!
    Fuggetaboutit!! Nothin' says S. Philly like Termini.



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      YoccosFan RE: monavano Aug 26, 2007 08:47 AM

      Another vote here for Termini's. Their desserts are absolutely delicious. My personal favorite is the cannoli.

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        bluehensfan RE: YoccosFan Aug 26, 2007 03:44 PM

        Termini's is great. They can also do mini cannolis and key lime tarts by the dozen. They are fabulous!

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      lawgirl3278 RE: ivyleigh Aug 27, 2007 06:42 AM

      Unfortunately you have bad timing....almost all the Italian bakeries close for the month of August for vacation. But here's a list you could try:


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        Philly Ray RE: ivyleigh Aug 27, 2007 08:39 AM

        Frangelli's on 9th and Ritner makes some very good stuff too. And they've just reopened from their vacation.

        Cosmi's is closed until September.

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          monavano RE: Philly Ray Aug 27, 2007 08:47 AM

          Is August another Philadelphia Lenten season? ;-)

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            Philly Ray RE: monavano Aug 27, 2007 10:23 AM

            No. Everybody needs a vacation and it makes sense for a bakery to close during the hottest time of the year.

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              monavano RE: Philly Ray Aug 27, 2007 01:00 PM

              I was just making a joke. Of course they amongst most need to take a break!

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            arizonagirl RE: Philly Ray Aug 27, 2007 11:49 AM

            Frangelli's has really good cinnamon buns and jelly donuts

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            samsmom1127 RE: ivyleigh Aug 27, 2007 10:12 AM

            While Isgro's is always my first choice, I also highly recommend Potito's at 16th and Ritner. Wonderful canolli.

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              lawgirl3278 RE: ivyleigh Aug 27, 2007 11:51 AM

              If you can't find a bakery that's open, I'd also suggest cake or pie from the Melrose or Oregon Diners. Melrose's buttercream icing is delicious. Or cookies from Famous 4th Street Deli.

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                arizonagirl RE: lawgirl3278 Aug 27, 2007 02:47 PM

                The Oregon Diner has a delicious black and white marble pound cake

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                lrhewes RE: ivyleigh Sep 5, 2007 12:16 PM

                Having grown up in South Philly with family still there - don't go to Termini's. Go to Potito's.

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                  arizonagirl RE: lrhewes Sep 5, 2007 12:30 PM

                  I agree with that. Potito's was always my favorite with Varallo's coming in 2nd.


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                    Buckethead RE: lrhewes Sep 5, 2007 12:43 PM


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                    ivyleigh RE: ivyleigh Sep 6, 2007 08:38 AM

                    Just to let everyone know, I ended up going with a small cookie tray from Terminis. It definitely didn't compare to Isgro's, although i didn't expect it to! But, it served it's purpose. Thanks for all the posts!

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