Calorie-counting season is over: Indulge at these dessert spots

Satisfy your sugar craving with a tart from Art of Bread in Narberth. Credit: Art of Bread
Satisfy your sugar craving with a tart from Art of Bread in Narberth.
Credit: Art of Bread

It’s OK, Philly, no one’s looking. Summer is over and you’re free to stop sucking in your gut, counting calories and pretending that you just love juicing. Of course, we make attempts at moderation — but we just have to stuff our faces from time to time with some of the city’s best desserts.

The Art of Bread
This shop had Georges Perrier’s name on it, so you already know to expect decadence. But Perrier has resigned his ties to the bakery and it’s now in the loving hands of Amin Bitar (also of Bitar’s at 10th and Federal), who continues to pamper every sweet tooth on the Main Line. It’s worth the trip for the bread and pastries alone, but don’t feel guilty about diving into one of their fresh tarts.
920 Montgomery Ave., Narbeth, 610-660-8222, www.artofbreadbygp.com

Sugar Philly
Don’t let Penn kids have all the fun: Get thyself to University City to stalk this food truck. If you’re a fan of delicate desserts, you’ll want their famous French macarons. The options vary daily, based on season and mood. Right now we’re seeing chocolate ganache, tiramisu, and milk and honey. Expect a small freakout when pumpkin comes back.
38th and Walnut streets, www.sugarphillytruck.com

Whipped Bakeshop
There’s no shortage of gourmet cupcakes in our fair city. And while we love the ones at Whipped, it’s actually their Philadelphia Butter Cake that has us stopping by the shop more times than we’d like to admit. If you’re not familiar, a butter cake is just as devilish as it sounds. It’s dense and gooey with a flakey, perfectly bronzed top. These little butter bombs are only made on Fridays and Saturdays, and are just coming back from their summer vacation to plump us up for the cold weather.
636 Belgrade St., 215-598-5449, www.whippedbakeshop.com

Beau Monde
Some desserts are made to be shared. Bring your date to this creperie and soak up the romance. Whether the two of you are feeding pieces of the Nutella, banana and hazelnut ice cream crepe to each other, or forking the strawberry and lemon curd version, this will likely become your not-so-secret sweet spot.
624 S. Sixth St., 215-592-0656, www.creperie-beaumonde.com

The lighter side
Liberte Lounge at the Sofitel (120 S. 17th St.) has new health-conscious lunch and dinner menus. Of course, our eyes went right to dessert. There’s a seasonal fruit sorbet at about 100 calories, or for just a few more go for the raspberry-mango sundae.


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