Food & Drink

Colossal cannoli in Center City

Published On 02/19/2013 Published On 02/19/2013

An award-winning South Philly pastry shop that's been packing cannoli longer than you've been quoting The Godfather, Potito's Bakery now has a Center City cafe that gives you a reason to leave the car and pick up 50+ Italian and American mouthfuls like whipped cream-stuffed doughnuts and flaky sfogliatelle. Say it slow... sfo-gli-a-tel-le

Potito's secret-family-recipe cannoli are filled with ricotta cream and chocolate chips, two kinds of custard, or... 60 more cannoli

Custom cakes can take almost any shape, and are favorites of locals like Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino. Also: dudes who really love Gremlins

Fresh-baked cakes and pastries arrive daily from their 25yr-old W Ritner St bake shop, along with 18 kinds of biscotti and butter cookies you'll want to clear from their cache

There're also classic American cop-pables like these vanilla and chocolate frosteds

Cupcakes are available for every size of girlfriend

More than a dozen hot, iced, and frozen illy espresso drinks are available to go, or to stay at one of the cafe's six tables

Pro tip: Leave the gun, take the cannoli does not apply to her. Follow up question: You brought a gun?

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1. Potito's Bakery 1314 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Center City West)

If you've got a sweet tooth, chances are Potito's Bakery has a cannoli-shaped missile aimed square at it. With homemade Italian cookies, magnificent pastries, some of which you can't pronounce (sfogliatelle) and other salty-sweet goods to boot, you may need to invest in a track suit to walk it off.



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