Artisan popcorn

Metropolitan Bakery just debuted three flavors of artisan popcorn in time for the holidays: Bourbon Infused, Stout and Smoked Almond, and Spicy Peanut Butter, all quite addictive, but our guys liked the Stout best. In six-ounce bags ($6.95) or three-bag gift samplers in a wooden box for $25 (plus shipping).

- Dianna Marder

Metropolitan Bakery in University City, Chestnut Hill, Reading Terminal, Rittenhouse Square, and the Home Page Cafe in the Free Library. Hours/addresses at; Also 877-412-7323 or

Yule love it

Night Kitchen Bakery in Chestnut Hill is making Yule Logs now through New Year's Eve. This luscious chocolate sponge cake is layered with whipped cream, rolled, iced with chocolate and decorated with fresh holly and candy canes. Order 48 hours in advance, with Dec. 19 the last day for Christmas Eve orders.

- D.M.

Yule Log, small, $48, serves 10-12; large, $68, serves 16-18, at Night Kitchen Bakery, 7725 Germantown Ave.; or 215-248-9235.