Philadelphia is a city known for its bakeries, and it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd. We have hundred year old bakeshops serving cannoli to die for, and bakeries who throw parties in the long lines during the Christmas season, so when a tiny South Philly bakeshop starts to gain attention from the local press, it’s time to investigate and find out what makes it so good. The Sweet Life, located on South Street, holds up to the test, and just one bite of their perfect banana pudding proves that it’s the best bakeshop in Philadelphia

This tiny, unassuming bakery will truly make a lifelong customer out of anyone who samples their delicious baked goods. In a city with an extensive bakery history, that’s impressive! The shop is typically open Tuesday through Sunday, but their January hours are:

Thursday & Sunday: 12 PM – 8 PM
Friday & Saturday: 12 PM – 9 PM

If these photos don’t have your mouth watering yet, tantalize your taste buds by checking out their sweet-as-can-be Instagram page here.

Have you satisfied your sweet tooth at The Sweet Life? What tasty treat did you try while you were there? We always love taste-testing the goodies here! Share your favorites in the comments below.

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