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Sample some of Philly’s finest treats on a walk to the best bakeries, ice cream shops and cafes.

South 20th Street

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In a Nutshell

Dessert fanatic Jennifer Reed guides you to confection boutiques, where you'll sample treats and learn little-known facts about the shops

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 27th, 2014. This is a deal to purchase a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Price reflects Experience Provider’s current prices. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

What You'll Do

Although cheesesteaks and soft pretzels gobble up much of the fanfare, Philly's culinary landscape boasts a sweeter counterpart: gourmet desserts. Indulge your sweet tooth under the guidance of dessert guru Jennifer Reed as she leads walking groups to sites renowned for their sweets, as well as a few hidden gems.

  • Tour Famous and Lesser-Known Dessert Boutiques
    Jennifer shares fun facts about each shop along the way

  • Sample Bites
    At each stop, guests get to nibble on rich ganaches, artisanal pastries, old-fashioned ice-cream cones, and other indulgent desserts

The tour lasts two hours. Each tour is capped at 15 participants; each tour requires a minimum of 4 participants in order to take place.


Jennifer Reed Jennifer Reed
Lifelong Baker

With a personal philosophy of "Eat Dessert First," it's clear where Jennifer Reed's passions lie. Her penchant for desserts emerged at a young age, when her grandmother and aunt taught her how to make everything from cakes to pies to peanut-butter balls. Jennifer continues to pursue her love of all things sweet by taking pastry courses at the Restaurant School.

Where You'll Meet

Groups meet Jennifer and begin the tour in front of Pamcakes Cupcakery, located at 404 South 20th Street. Tour ends at different location from start. Contact host with questions at: phillydesserttour@gmail.com

When You'll Meet

You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Tours take place from noon to 2 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, February 8
  • Sunday, March 23

Tours take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Sunday, February 16
  • Saturday, March 1
  • Saturday, April 19

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    South 20th Street

    404 South 20th Street

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

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