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First Black-Owned Bakery, Sweet T's, Opens Inside Philly's Reading Terminal Market
For the first time since its inception in 1893, Reading Terminal Market will have its first Black-owned bakery: Sweet T’s Bakery & Snack Shop.
“It has been 120 years, and it was never an African-American bakery in here. We are the first. We are trailblazers,” co-owner Mark El said in an interview.
Sweet T’s Bakery is currently a pop-up cart in the market. The husband and wife duo specializes in all things sweet potato. On the menu, you will find sweet potato cheesecake, sweet potato pound cake, and a traditional sweet potato pie with buttered crust. But what the bakery is most famous for is the Sweetie’s Pie. It’s a three-inch sweet potato pie with a graham cracker crust. Yum!
“Sometimes a tear rolls down my eyes. I can’t believe it,” Tia El told ABC 6. “My husband and I have been working so hard for an opportunity like this.”
The bakery is now open and replaces the former Metropolitan Bakery. Delivery will be available.