Posts Tagged ‘Philly desserts


Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Under Wraps”

I was disappointed at how badly the sweets were outnumbered by the savories on this episode. What, no turnovers? No croissants? No filo-wrapped goodies or strudels? The only sweet that got a nod was the baked pear crepe with chocolate ganache and chestnut sauce from Philly’s Creperie Beau Monde. And let’s hope it wasn’t just the fishnet-stockinged waitstaff that sold Alton Brown on this.

Creperie Beau-Monde / L’Etage
624 South Sixth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 592-0656


philadelphia dos and don’ts

DO eat a delicious apple dumpling from the old dutch eating place in reading terminal market. I prefer the heavy cream to the whipped cream, but both will work.

DON’T get vegan cake from Gianna’s Grille. They put steroids or something in it, and it’s incredibly dense. I took three bites and had to stop.

DO enjoy any of the lovely foodstuffs from Vegan Treats bakery, which delivers to several locations in the Philadelphia area, even though the bakery is based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Let me just say that the brownies are deliciously sinful, and rich enough for two.

DON’T expect to eat any dessert following a meal at Horizons Restaurant. Yes, the Peanut Butter Bomb cake may look lustrous, but after eating mushroom fritters and portobello carpaccio and a delicious cucumber-avacado soup, I was plumb stuffed.