Betty’s Speakeasy, 2241 Grays Ferry Avenue (215-735-9060 or bettysfudge.com).
Quaint Bredenbeck’s Bakery has been around forever and is an old standby for cakes, cookies, and ice cream.
Bredenbeck’s Bakery, 8126 Germantown Avenue (215-247-7374 or bredenbecks.com).
You’ll be smitten with Zoë Lukas’s first brick-and-mortar storefront, Whipped Bakeshop. The vanilla buttercream, bittersweet ganache, and red velvet cuppies will bring you to your knees, as will the gorgeous birthday cakes.
If butter hurts your belly and wheat makes you break out in hives, find solace at Sweet Freedom Bakery. Load up on cookies, cupcakes, and muffins free of gluten and other ingredients — like refined sugar and bleached flour — that can wreak havoc on sensitive systems.
Kate Carrara of Buttercream has your hookup. She’s taken mobile food to a new level with her ’80s-era mail truck that looks like a cupcake and peddles chocolate, vanilla, pumpkin, and banana confections with freshly whipped Callebaut French dark chocolate ganache or regular buttercream icing.