Varallo Brothers Bakery
South Philly is home to many Italian bakeries and restaurants. I'm a huge fan of Varallo's. If you want bread for your Thanksgiving dinner, you call ahead of time and they ask you what time you're going to pick it up - so they can pull it hot out of the oven for you. The cannoli are wonderful, the donuts amazing, and the pumpkin cheesecake makes me sigh. Also not to be missed is the restaurant next door, La Cucina Varallo. It is a tiny BYO which serves great Italian food - and the desert menu is stocked by the bakery next door.