February 12, 2016 |

Free Time Frenzy: Sweet treats for your sweeties


Welcome to the second edition of Free Time Frenzy! Each week, Free Time Frenzy will focus on different entertainment, dining, and Philly must-sees that can be completed in under an hour.

We all understand that student’s schedules are extremely busy, so this provides a great opportunity for a quick taste of the city. Remember to use the hashtag #CPFreeTimeFrenzy to share your fun events!

This week’s Free Time Frenzy will focus on sweets and treats that can be devoured in under an hour:

Federal Donuts
The local donut shop is the perfect place to experience the freshest donuts you have ever tasted. The warm, freshly fried donuts make your wait worth every second. Federal Donuts has a variety of flavors and fried chicken options, so you definitely won’t leave hungry. They have several locations all around the city, so you can plan to visit a Federal Donuts practically anywhere you are in Philadelphia.

Franklin Fountain
If you want to have an all around “olde” city experience, Franklin Fountain will go above and beyond. This small ice cream shop on 116 Market Street always has a line out of the door, even in the dead of winter. All of the ice cream and ingredients are handmade from scratch and locally sourced, so it figures it is a little pricier than traditional ice cream shops. The quality and overall experience makes your trip all worth it. P.S. Check out Shane Confectionery right next door!

Happily Ever After
If you want a small café that sells everything from sandwiches to bubble tea, then Happily Ever After is the place for you. The movie-themed café at 230 Market Street has an extensive memorabilia collection from classic films and television shows such as Star Wars, The Simpsons, Harry Potter and many others. Speaking of HP, Happily Ever After sells the classic butterscotch drink, Butterbeer, which appears in the movies. Treat yourself to one of their sugary desserts you will not regret it… well maybe.


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