Spring! Flowers bloom, trees sprout leaves, and the days turn long and bright so Mother Nature has plenty of sunlight to show off her multitude of colors. Natural fragrances abound. Adorable little animals scurry about the fields and meadows, anxious to play after so many dormant months. Bunnies dart to and fro across the lawn in a happy swirl of fluffiness and suddenly you find yourself musing on the topic of carrots. When was the last time you had a slice of carrot cake? Even if it was just yesterday, it’s been too long! Here’s a list of places you can go to indulge in that sweet, moist orangey goodness.
636 Belgrade St.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
The Whipped Bakeshop, located just a few blocks off of Girard in Fishtown, is a scrumptious wonderland where vibrant colors and addictive yumminess abound. Their special recipe for carrot cake includes fresh carrot, pineapple, toasted coconut, and vanilla butter cream. Is your mouth watering yet? The staff’s stated mission is “to make you smile,” and with this treat, not only will your lips be beaming with joy, but your taste buds and tummy will be celebrating too.
The Gallery at SEPTA Jefferson Station
10th and Filbert Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tiffany’s Bakery is in the heart of the city at The Gallery in Jefferson Station at 10th and Filbert. The moist and spicy delight is coated in a cripplingly delicious sweet cream cheese frosting and is available in seven different sizes ranging from a seven inch round to a full sheet cake. Additionally, you can get your fill by noshing on carrot cake cupcakes or even a tantalizingly tasty carrot cake pop. For a sure-to-satisfy CC experience, Tiffany’s is the place to go!
35 S. 19th St.
Honoring authentic European recipes brought to Philadelphia back in 1923 has made the Swiss Haus Custom Cakery and Cookie Bakery one of the cities most beloved treat-centric institutions. Located just a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square, this establishment is easily accessible from almost any part of Center City. With the dozens of daily creations always on hand, it’s easy to forget that their prized carrot cake is not an everyday item. In order to enjoy the bliss of this palate pleasing item, you need to make a special request. And boy, is it ever worth it!
7725 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Artisan baked goods. Let your mind just ponder the possibilities of that description for a moment. Sinfully extravagant recipes crafted with love. Food suitable for framing as much as it is for digesting. The Night Kitchen is a bucket list bakery that you need to experience in order to honestly proclaim that you have fully lived your life. So, head on over to Amy and John’s pride and joy, located on Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, order a traditional carrot cake, and partake in the savory adventure of artisan baked goods.
8826 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA. 19136
Located on Frankford Avenue just off the Academy Road exit of 95, this landmark eatery originally opened as The Torresdale Diner back in 1960. In 1980, a new dining car was built in New Jersey and trucked to the Frankford location so service to customers would not be interrupted. The “new” dining car has been operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week since 1980 (only closing for Christmas). With that kind of commitment and dedication, it’s no wonder their award-winning bakery has one of the best carrot cakes in the region. The Dining Car is one of those genuine destination restaurants, fully worth the trip… anytime of the day or night!