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This Tiny Shop In Philadelphia Serves Cannoli To Die For

When Giuseppe and Gaetano Termini arrived in America in 1920, they had their hearts set on opening a bakery in their new hometown of Philadelphia. By 1921, the brothers had saved up enough money to open up their shop, and within a few years, they became the city’s most popular wedding cake bakery!

By 1938, they were able to move to a larger building, and expanded their business greatly. This 8th Street location is still their bakery today, nearly 80 years after opening the doors to their new location. By the 1940s, the legend of the Termini bakery was growing, as demand for their fruit cakes to be sent overseas to soldiers was insatiable. All the while, this family run business kept expanding, opening up new locations in Philadelphia to keep up with the city’s needs. By 1985, they had a location on 24th & Oregon Ave, as well as in the legendary Reading Terminal Market. What’s their secret to success and fame in a city that’s full of incredible bakeries? Well, hard work and good business ethics for sure, but the fact that they make the best cannoli in Philadelphia has been a driving force to their fame for nearly 100 years.

A Termini Bros cannoli is one food you’ve got to put on your Philadelphia bucket list. For more ideas about the best Philly foods to try, read our list of The 12 Dishes You Have To Eat In Philadelphia Before You Die.

Kim Magaraci
Kim Magaraci is a freelance writer in the tri-state area who spends all of her time running around in circles so that her dog Wilco can have a better life. She loves all things Delaware and Philly... except scrapple. Contact: kmagaraci@onlyinyourstate.com