It’s time to take your tastebuds on a ride for Halloween and the Day of the Dead

Halloween treats
Pumpkin sugar cookies from Cake Life Bake Shop PHOTO: Provided 

Halloween may be known for candy, but there are plenty of other ways to indulge in all of the fun holiday flavors rather than just unwrapping them. From boozy cocktails to indulgently delicious cakes to a full Day of the Dead themed menu, here is where you should pick up some extra special spooky treats. 

It’s time to take your tastebuds on a ride for Halloween and the Day of the Dead

Halloween treats

Art in the Age

Head to Philly’s own one-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply and bottle shop to try two delightful Halloween concoctions. Lee Noble, Art in the Age’s mixologist handcrafted the Vampire Hex (Powderhorn, Dry Dolin olive brine, cocktail garlic and cocktail spice) and the Body Snatcher (Bloody Butcher Bourbon, Sarsaparilla and birch bark tincture, Dashfire Mr. Lee’s Ancient Chinese Secret Bitters, absinthe and lemon peel expression) for all of-age Philadelphians to sip on for the spooky holiday. 

116 N 3rd St., artintheage.com

Cake Life Bake Shop 

Head to this Fishtown hotspot to indulge in an assortment of mouthwatering Halloween treats. First up, Philadelphians with a sweet tooth can enjoy two of Cake Life’s “cake of the month”: The Candy Bar Cake (chocolate cake filled with butterscotch sauce, chocolate and caramel buttercreams, garnished with crushed peanuts and candy bits) and their Pumpkin Maple Cake (pumpkin cake with maple cream cheese icing) or munch on one of their candy bar cupcakes. If cake isn’t what you crave, indulge in one of the bakery’s Halloween-themed coconut macaroons or pumpkin sugar cookies (Cake Life will also be donating $1 from each pumpkin sugar cookie to Juntos.)

1306 Frankford Ave., cakelifebakeshop.com

Haunt

Aside from being an amazing spot for the holiday, Philly’s speak-easy style Halloween bar Haunt is also offering an incredibly delicious cocktail. Bar Director, Alison Hangen created the  Corpse Reviver Number 2 boasting filtered sake, vodka, green apple syrup, fresh lemon juice and an absinthe rinse for the perfect nighttime cocktail. 

1123 Walnut St., townsendwentzrestaurantgroup.com

Weckerly’s Ice Cream 

It’s time to cool things down for Halloween at popular ice cream spot, Weckerly’s. Philadelphians can indulge in the hotspot’s “Skulls” ice cream sandwich boasting dark chocolate cookies, vanilla-y ice cream (made with single-fold fair trade vanilla extract instead of the whole beans for a more “candy-like” flavor profile), a caramel center, chocolate ice cream with peanut butter chunks and a raspberry “Blood” jelly with chocolate skulls. 

9 W Girard Ave., weckerlys.com

Sonesta Art Bar

Head to this Center City hotspot to indulge in a tasty Halloween treat. Art Bar’s Nightmare on Mark Street cocktail features white rum, Midori, pineapple juice and Sprite along with “bloody” simple syrup and fun dip lining the glass for a truly delicious experience. 

16 S 18th St, sonesta.com

Continental Atlantic city

If you’re headed to the shore for Halloween, be sure to check out the Continental in Atlantic City for their Basic Witch cocktail creation. The Basic Witch is made with Brinley Gold Shipwreck Vanilla Rum, cinnamon simple, homemade pumpkin and apple cider, spice bitters and sugar rum. Sip on the cocktail all night long on October 31st.

1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, continentalac.com

Rosy’s Taco Bar

Head to Rosy’s Taco Bar to check out their fiercely delicious Day of the Dead menu being offered from October 31-November 2. The menu boasts flavorful dishes such as Ghost pepper guacamole, vegetable tamales, tortilla soup, traditional Day of the Dead sweet bread and spiced pumpkin Margheritas to name a few. Be sure to also head to Rosy’s this Saturday for face painting, a live DJ and more. 

2220 Walnut St., rosystacobar.com

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