Home Home Home Home Home Home Home
CakeSpy

Featured:

 

How a rainbow cake is really made
Unicorn Love: the Eating Disorder Recovery Blog

 

 Buy my brilliant books!

Buy my new book!

Buy my first book, too! 

CakeSpy Online Retail!

 

Archives
Gallery

Fantastic appliance for cake making on DHgate.com

everyrecipe.co.nz

Craftsy Writer
« Cake Byte: CakeSpy Interviewed on Taste of Home! | Main | Cake Byte: Decorate-a-Cupcake Nights at Bredenbeck's, Philadelphia »
Tuesday
Apr172012

Hello, Gelato: Anthony's Chocolate House, Philadelphia

Anthony's, Philadelphia

Have you ever visited the Italian Market in Philadelphia?

Well, if not, it's a magical place.

There's pasta, there's cheese, there are vegetable stands, there are spice markets, meat markets, fruit stalls, ravioli specialists, and...there are even some sweets.

Surprisingly, sweets aren't a huge presence in the market (I know, I know) but there are some sweet treats to be found. Today's discovery? Gelato at Anthony's Chocolate House. 

At Anthony's, which has been around since, there are several items of note.

First, they offer at-home cannoli kits. YES!

Next, they offer an array of homespun chocolate treats, including chocolate covered apples, chocolate covered figs, chocolate covered pizzelles (non-chocolate coated too, but why bother??), chocolate-covered chips, and other treats including torrone, pignoli cookies, and...back to the gelato.

Anthony's gelato is a more icy variety, which reminded me of milk ices that I'd enjoy by the Jersey shore growing up. While one wouldn't call it luxuriantly rich and creamy, it's highly satisfying on a hot day (which it was in Philadelphia on the day in question!), milky and icy and sweet. The butterscotch flavor was like a more mature version of the yellow butterscotch discs that I seek out in candy dishes, and definitely satisfied a nostalgic craving.

If you're looking for aforementioned dreamy and luxuriant style, this may not be your stop, but definitely worth a try as you stroll the historic and bustling market.

Anthony's Chocolate House, 915 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia; online here.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (1)

Gosh this looks good! Too bad I'm a gazillion miles away. The swim is just too much no matter how badly I want some of this. :)

I did roast a whole pineapple today and then mixed it with sugar, milk and yoghurt and it was wonderful right out of the ice cream machine.
April 18 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.
© Cakespy, all rights reserved. Powered by Squarespace.