On Friday before leaving for Maryland I suggested to Brett that we stop into Isgro, my favorite bakery in Philadelphia, to pick up some treats (for our moms, of course). I love going to Isgro because it is right by the Italian Market and because it is impossible not to go in once you’re nearby— the smell is too attractive. Even hours after Isgro closes the fresh baked smell is pervasive, luring you in from anywhere down Christian Street. One of my favorite things is the simple Italian cookies:
There are usually some of these out for sampling. I have to be honest though, I’ve tried almost everything that Isgro offers, at one point or another. I highly recommend a pound of mixed cookies and the sourcream apple walnut tart. Oh, and a few ricotta filled cannolis for the road. And the rum cake!
For dinner Friday night I picked up the fruit topped cheesecake. It was not only beautiful but also very delectable:
Saturday night for break fast everyone brought a dessert, so I just got a pound of cookies. My favorite cookies are the ones with sprinkles as well as the chocolate drizzled ricotta cookies.
If you are in Philly and you need to pick up a dessert this is the place to go!