Sunday, April 24, 2016
Beiler’s Bakery (Philadelphia, PA)
51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Beiler’s Bakery is a Philadelphia institution, which is houses in Reading Terminal Market, like several other Philly food institutions. It serves a dazzling variety of donuts, made on the premise by mostly Amish (looking?) staff. It comes highly recommended – one of 20 best desserts spots in America, according to Fodor’s Travel Guide – and has a long line around its stall.
I order a Maple Bacon Donut ($.99): a basic donut with fairly gross marshmallow filling, strips of maple, and teeny tiny crumbles of bacon. Pretty gross! The Cinnamon Sugared Donut ($.99) is soft and uneventful.
I like the old-school approach and the basic donuts, but there is too much mediocre sugary stuff on them.