South Philly bakeshop slings pizza and pastries.
On a gloomy Tuesday around 6:00 p.m., we stepped into Kermit’s Bake Shoppe, the pizzeria–meets–patisserie, ready to indulge in a post–midterm meal. Despite the enormous rolling pin hanging from the high ceiling, our eyes fixed on the glass–enclosed menagerie that separates the entrance from the massive and conspicuous kitchen, exposing busy chefs at work. Kermit’s claims to give “mouths goose bumps”—as we salivated over the glass trove of sweet and savory goods, the statement proved accurate before our first bite.
Appetites not yet satisfied, we approached the assortment of cleverly named, colorful desserts—a gourmand’s heaven should you find a few extra dollars to spend on slightly overpriced treats. The cashier directed us to the salted caramel brownie ($4), “a customer favorite.” However, the layer of sticky caramel, sandwiched between two blankets of dark fudge, does anything but complement the chocolate. My disappointment subsided as I devoured the red velvet crumb cake ($4.00) and then fully disappeared with the exceptionally rich carrot loaf ($2.50). For larger occasions and appetites, the bakery offers cakes, pies and tarts starting at $18.
In sum, I’ll return to Kermit’s Bake Shoppe whenever I have some spare time, cash and room in my jeans.
Kermit's Bake Shoppe 2204 Washington Ave. @KermitsPhilly (267) 639–4267
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