Mt. Airy Street Fare: Sip, Savor, and Stroll is September 19, 6PM-10:30 PM. With history lining old cobblestone roads, we continue on our journey from Trolley Car Diner on to something sweet. Now, for you this may end up being stop 4 or 5. Maybe even the grand finale, but for the sake of our tour, Little Jimmie was set up street side with the most delectably sweet table you could find in town that night. With a smile on his face and a table overflowing with cupcakes, cheddar biscuits and sticky buns, we more than gladly stopped to sample baked goods from Little Jimmie’s Bakery. And who else was behind the table but Little Jimmie himself.
You see though, Little Jimmie isn’t so little anymore. Growing up there was Big Jimmie and Little Jimmie. I’m pretty sure Little Jimmie caught up at this point but the name stuck through it all and earned its spot in business. Unlike many bakeries that work through the night, Little Jimmie vowed to shut his down at night because he didn’t really like the night shift when he was starting out. He said if he ever started his own bakery he would NOT work all night.
Little Jimmie’s Bakery offers baked goods but also offers some lunch items. Smart move for a bakery to become versatile. But really, we’re here to talk about the food. I can’t have nuts so the sticky buns were out for me but I am told they were delicious. They looked it. Perfectly rounded rolls with what looked like cinnamon swirl between the layers and glistening with that perfect ooey gooey stickiness that is just on the verge of “can’t eat this with my fingers” and dotted with plum raisins and crunchy nuts, these cinnamon rolls still are taunting me when I lay down at night. (Long sigh……….oh the life of a nut allergic person.) The cheddar biscuits looked nice and flaky but through a tragic fall my biscuit did not make it to my mouth.
Let me tell you though, the cupcake that I took home for my husband was amazing. Hands down, gotta try this at home amazing. Not quite pumpkin, but definitely spice, this mystery ingredient (see the end of the post) was not being served at Thanksgiving. It was not being served in a baby food jar, and it was not being served with way too much sugar. This cupcake that was my husband’s was light and airy with an amazing frosting with crumbled up pretzel. No way to die for but to live for just one bite…..I exaggerate but the cupcake was amazing. Try one. Go ahead. close your eyes and take a bite. Amazing, isn’t it?
Little Jimmie’s is yet another locale that is brimming with history. I was actually disappointed we didn’t get to see his actual store or even just the storefront. I’m told that once upon a time it was an old one room schoolhouse. How cool is that? Yet another building with a story to tell. Check them out at 6669 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA.
What’s your favorite baked good or pastry? Please do share and make sure to come back tomorrow when we journey just a bit farther south into my favorite cuisine of all. We’re visiting Avenida’s Cocina and Jyoti Indian Bistro tomorrow.
Make sure you check out our first stop at the Trolley Car Diner.