As the city anxiously awaits the full reopening of all of our favorite businesses, there’s one sweet way to deal with all that stress! Takeout and delivery have become staples of all of our diets, but restaurants aren’t only serving apps and entrees—don’t forget about dessert! And there’s plenty of places to do just that right near your The Hamilton apartment. Since June is the host of a number of special “holidays” celebrating all things sugar—with specific days for doughnuts, chocolate ice cream, smoothies and chocolate pudding all this month—what better reason to indulge, all while supporting local businesses?
One great spot to do that locally is Sweet Nectar, a half-mile from your The Hamilton apartment. The independently owned sweets shop is the brainchild of a self-taught local baker—who has on her resume more than a decade as an employee of Jay-Z! The renaissance woman brings that diverse sense of taste and style to the menu at Sweet Nectar.
The shop features more than a dozen cupcake and cake flavors, including vegan and gluten-free selections. The frosting flavors are just as plentiful and include options like ganache, raspberry, lime and peanut butter—so these aren’t your run-of-the-mill cupcakes! If you’re a cookie lover, satisfy your sweet tooth with selections like butterscotch pecan, cranberry oatmeal or orange creamsicle. The store also sells baked donuts, scones and rotating selections like cheesecakes, brownies and pies.
Sweet Nectar asks that you place orders ahead of time—as everything is individually handcrafted. While you may want to place an order for yourself, you can also spread the sweetness with its #SNsendlove campaign, featuring a baker’s dozen of the shop’s gourmet cookies in reusable jars—so if you’re missing someone special in your life, brighten their day a bit with some treats from Sweet Nectar!
We’ll all be back into the swing of things soon, but until then, take a little time to treat yourself!
547 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130