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Flying Monkey Bakery

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51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
+1 215-928-0340
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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576 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As part of the Taste of Philly Food Tour, we stopped here and got a slice of the Flying Monkey's famous butter cake, a thick, fudge-like cake the just oozes of the taste of butter. Delicious! They also bake all their products on the premises including cakes, cupcakes, pies, brownies, and other goodies.

Thank Pamgoes
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love whoopie pies but you can't get them everywhere. This bakery had several flavors and we tried the vanilla and peanut butter. I'm used to the filling being a buttercream type but these were more like a cream cheese icing taste. Different than what I'm used to but very good. The chocolate cake was very moist. I would say... More 

Thank Patricia P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

They make some of the best whoopie pies that I have ever had. They also have a lot of specialty treat and cakes.

Thank Robert D
St. Petersburg, Florida
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I would be remiss if I did not mention first that I love the name and logo for this place. I had never had a whoopie pie before and these were fantastic! I got a red velvet one and my GF got a regular one. They were fantastic and very reasonably priced for something high quality. Service was quick and... More 

Thank Matt S
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I was craving for a good cupcake and didn't know where I could get it. While I was at the Reading Terminal, I saw this place and many people were in the line so that showed me this place has very good desserts. They offer cupcakes and whoopee pies. I had a ginger cupcake, it hit the spot! I never... More 

Thank GeeLiff
State College
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Flying Monkey gets a lot of publicity for its line of unusual cakes. I've had both the Elvis Cake and the famed Pumpple Cake and came away with the same impression: Flying Monkey's cake and icing just isn't good. Each time, the cake was extraordinarily dry in texture--almost chalk-like. Icing was lacking in taste, sweetness and texture. On the pumpple... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Specifically visited to eat a slice of the Pumpplecake. Chocolate cake surrounding the pumpkin pie was too dry and flavoring was similar to a box mix. Vanilla cake surrounding apple pie had better moistness and flavor. Pumpkin pie and apple pie taste was great. Frosting had little flavor and plastic-like consistency. All in all I was glad I had a... More 

Thank mhdaisy
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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153 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is located in the Reading Terminal Market, not far from China Town and the convention center. The staff is friendly and efficient, the prices are reasonable, the selection of sinful treats is vast and appealing. After reading rave reviews on the butter bar, we tried it and liked it well enough. However.... instead, we recommend trying the sinfully awesome... More 

Thank momarino143
Dallas, TX.
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109 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The butter cake done here is the best any where. I had never heard of this cake but am now hooked. Go here you will love it.

1 Thank Bulitlist
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Yummy dessert treats in reasonable sizes! My family enjoyed the whoopee pies-red velvet, chocolate and baileys were the varieties they chose!

1 Thank Roxane N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-0340

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?