While birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions look a little different right now, there’s still plenty of ways — and plenty of reasons — to celebrate. For starters: treats. (We’d argue they’re also a good option if you just need a moment of comfort.)

Here’s where to get custom cakes, ganache-stuffed cupcakes, vegan donuts, and more.

For cookies, cupcakes, cannolis, and cakes

Essen Bakery

For classic Jewish treats like chocolate babka and rugelach, alongside other comforting eats (raise your hands for cinnamon buns and homemade pop tarts), Essen Bakery has you covered. Order from the South Philly bakery for next day pick up or delivery in their delivery zone, which includes South Philly, Center City, West Philly, Fairmount and Northern Liberties. Or, if you’re further afield, you can order for nationwide shipping through Goldbelly.

📍1437 E. Passyunk Ave., 🌐 essenbakery.com, 📷 @essenbakery, 🕑 Wed.-Sun. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 🚗 through website, Goldbelly

Metropolitan Bakery

Find an assortment of treats from this longstanding Philly staple. All pastries — like the flourless chocolate cake, carrot bundt cake, and sour cherry, sea salt, and dark chocolate cookies — are available for to be shipped by FedEx or picked up. For local fans, a variety of cookies and breads are also available for delivery through Caviar and Grubhub from Metropolitan’s Center City and University City locations.

📍262 S. 19th St., and 4013 Walnut St., 📞 Rittenhouse: 215-545-6655, University City: 215-222-1492, 🌐 metropolitanbakery.com, 📷 @metropolitanbakery, 🕑 Rittenhouse: Tue-Sun. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Univ. City: daily 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 🚗 through website, Caviar, Grubhub

ICI Macarons & Cafe

Always a colorful and classy treat, macarons are available by the box (8, 14, and 21) through Old City’s ICI Macarons & Cafe,for pickup and delivery.

📍230 Arch St., 📞 215-608-8938, 🌐 icimacarons.square.site, 📷 @icimacarons, 🕑 Fri.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 🚗 Caviar and Uber Eats

Isgro Pastries

Want to stuff your own cannolis? Ice your own cupcakes? Or enjoy warm Isgro cookies straight from your own oven? Opt for one of Isgro’s new DIY pastry kits, which let you put the finishing touches on dessert. Of course, ready-made treats are available, too, including whole chocolate strawberry banana mousse cakes and multilayered tiramisu cakes.

📍1009 Christian St., 📞 215-923-3092, 🌐 bestcannoli.com, 📷 @isgropastries, 🕑 Tues-Wed. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Thu.-Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun.8 a.m.-4 p.m. 🚗 Caviar, Uber Eats, and Mercato

Sweet Box Bakery

For cupcakes piled high with swirls of pillowy icing, check out Sweet Box, which is posting a new menu each morning to Instagram and Facebook. Treat yourself to a single cupcake, or place an order for four, six, or 12. All boxes can be customized to contain the flavors of your choice (think chocolate peanut butter and strawberries and champagne). Other sweet treats, like cookies and brownies, are available, too. Order pickup or delivery.

📍339 S. 13th St., 🌐 shopsweetbox.com, 📷 @sweetboxphilly, 🕑 Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 🚗 Caviar, Doordash

Bakeshop on 20th

Bars, brownies, pies, cookies, and more: This Rittenhouse bakeshop has it all. Find most of it available for delivery through delivery apps. For the full menu, call to arrange an order for pickup.

📍269 S 20th St., 📞 215-644-9714, 🌐 bakeshopon20th.com, 📷 @bakeshopon_20th, 🕑 Mon.-Wed. 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Thu.-Sat. 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 🚗 Ritual, Uber Eats, Caviar, Postmates

Whipped Bakeshop

Order custom cakes, cupcakes, and cookies from this Fishtown bakeshop, delivering Wednesday through Saturday for orders $40 and over. This shop is appointment only, so you have to order in advance.

📍636 Belgrade St., 📞 215-598-5449, 🌐 whippedbakeshop.com, 📷 @whippedbakeshop, 🕑 Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 🚗 through website

Flying Monkey Bakery

Get whoopie pies, cookies, butter cakes, and brownies from this Reading Terminal Market stand delivered straight to your door through Mercato. To order a whole cake, like the popular “Elvis” (banana-chocolate-chip cake with peanut butter buttercream), check out the menu online and call to place an order for pickup.

📍1136 Arch St., 📞 215-928-0340, 🌐 flyingmonkeyphilly.com, 📷 @flyingmonkeyphilly, 🕑 Mon.-Sun. 8-6 p.m., 🚗 Mercato

Jezabel’s Cafe and Bakery

This West Philly bakery continues to churn out its popular tortas, dulce de leche-filled alfajores, and other Argentinian treats daily. Call or order online for in-store pickup, or opt for delivery.

📍206-208 S. 45th St., 📞 215-554-7380, 🌐 jezabelscafe.com, 📷 @jezabels.phl, 🕑 Thu.-Mon. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 🚗 Caviar

Small Oven Pastry Shop

Go for an assorted pastry boxes or choose among a menu of single delights, like chai cinnamon buns and cookie sandwiches. Attached to Porco’s on Washington Avenue, the cafe is offering pickup (order online) and delivery.


📍2204 Washington Ave., 🌐 smallovencafe.com, 📷 @porcosphilly, 🕑 Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (or till sell out) 🚗 through the website and Caviar

Famous 4th Street Cookie Company

Churning out cookies for over 40 years, Famous 4th Street has flavors of all kinds, as well as gift boxes and customizable cookie cakes to make cookie delivery extra special. Order online to have a treat shipped by mail, or go through delivery apps.

📍multiple locations including 51 N. 12th St., 4177 Ridge Ave., and 350 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia, 🌐 famouscookies.com, 📷 @famous4thstreetcookies, 🕑 hours vary by location, 🚗 Doordash, Mercato, Uber Eats, GrubHub

Haegele’s Bakery

Live in northeast Philly and in the market for a cake or fresh-baked fruit pie? Check out this family-operated German bakeshop, which makes a variety of pastries and cakes. And, to make sure what you’re getting is hot out of the oven, the shop publishes its baking schedule online.

📍4164 Barnett St., 📞 215-624-0117, 🌐 haegelesbakery.com, 🕑 Tue.-Fri. 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 7am-4pm

Termini Brothers Bakery

For classic Italian treats like cannolis and pizzelles, Philadelphia staple Termini Brothers delivers locally as well as shipping a variety of items across the East Coast by FedEx, including cookie tins and gift boxes.

📍multiple locations including 1538 Packer Ave., 1523 S. Eighth St., and 51 N. 12th St., 📞 215-334-1816 🌐 termini.com, 📷 @termini_bros, 🕑 vary by location 🚗 Mercato

Frangelli’s Bakery

A neighborhood staple for more than 70 years, this South Philly bakery is open Tuesday through Saturday. Order a cake, go for a dozen cookies, or opt for the signature franoli, a doughnut shell filled with cannoli cream and chocolate chips.

📍847 W. Ritner St., 📞 215-271-7878, 🌐 frangellis.com, 📷 @frangellis_bakery, 🕑 Tue.-Fri. 6 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

For donuts

Beiler’s Donuts

Known for drawing lines that wrap around the Reading Terminal Market, Beiler’s is now offering delivery through Mercato, Grubhub, and Uber Eats. Opt for a single donut or half or full dozen of maple bacon, Nutella creme, and other options.

📍multiple locations including 51 N. 12th St. and 3900 Chestnut St., 📞 🌐 beilersdoughnuts.com, 📷 @beilersdoughnuts, 🕑 12th St.: Mon.–Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Chestnut: Mon.–Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m., 🚗 Mercato, Grubhub, Uber Eats

Federal Donuts

Federal Donuts offers doughnut delivery through delivery apps, or you can ship nationwide. Order a box of six fancy doughnuts ($15), which includes such flavors as blueberry mascarpone, cookies and cream, and chocolate salted caramel, or go for a half-dozen hot fresh doughnuts for $9.

📍multiple locations; find the complete list here. 📞 🌐 federaldonuts.com, 📷 @federaldonuts, 🕑 hours vary by location, 🚗 Caviar, Doordash, Goldbelly

For chocolates

Aurora Grace

Aurora Grace’s signature bonbons turn dessert into a work of art. The hand-painted, dark-chocolate-encased bites are available by the box, alongside other chocolaty treats, including hand-rolled truffles, black lava sea salt cashew chocolate bars, and ganache-filled chocolate hearts. Order through the website for pickup or shipping nationwide.

📍 517 S. Fifth St., 🌐 auroragracechocolates.com, 📷 @auroragracechocolates, 🕑 Wed.-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For vegan and gluten-free goods

Batter & Crumbs

Order custom cakes (like a Gritty or a Pizza Groundhog edition) through Batter & Crumbs’ online request form, but plan ahead if it’s for a special occasion. The bakery is currently booked up for custom cakes through the end of May.

📍1401 Reed St., 📞 267-319-8852, 🌐 batterandcrumbs.com, 📷 @batterandcrumbs, 🕑 Wed., Thu., Sun. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Tasty

Another vegan donut destination, The Tasty always sells out of its crispy fried cake doughnuts. All orders are pickup only, so call early if you want to snag one. Looking for vegan doughnuts for a special occasion? The diner invites you to email them and will try to work with you on a custom order.

📍1401 S. 12th St., 📞 267-457-5670, 🌐 thetastyphilly.com, 📷 @thetastyphilly, 🕑 Wed.-Sun. Call ahead for pickup 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Dottie’s Donuts

Take home a half or full dozen, available for curbside pickup at the West Philly Dottie’s location. Boxes include a rotating mix of flavors, ranging from blueberry lemon to Dunkaroo. Place orders the day before for a pickup, or order delivery through Caviar.

📍4531 Springfield Ave. and 509 S. Sixth St. 📞 Springfield: 215-662-0379‬, Sixth St.: 267-761-9447, ‬🌐 dotties.com, 📷 @dottiesdonuts, 🕑 Springfield: daily 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sixth St.: daily 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 🚗 Caviar

Taffets (gluten-free)

For gluten-free treats, Taffets is shipping its cookies, muffins, brownies, and biscotti through FedEx. If you choose the mail option, treats are shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday, and must be ordered the day before by 6 p.m. For freshness, Taffets is sticking to a maximum two-day delivery window.

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📍1024 S. 9th St., 📞 215-551-5511, 🌐 taffets.com, 📷 @taffetsbakery, 🕑 Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 🚗 Grubhub

This article has been updated since it first published

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