Frozen yogurt shop?
Don't care. Don't care. Don't care.
Hey, what's that? Are those cream-filled choux pastries in the back of your frozen yogurt shop, Tutti Frutti?
We care a lot!Oh, I've been avoiding the Tutti Frutti chain serving frozen yogurt ever since they opened last year on Walnut St. in Center City. Why? Not because I love frozen yogurt (I like it enough), and am afraid I'll overindulge, but because I freakin' love choux-pastries (profiteroles, eclairs, beignets, and churros to name a few), and the Japanese cream puff, a choux pastry filled with cream, is their main draw in Tutti Frutti's back-of-the store bakery.
Yep, just walk right past the wall of frozen yogurt nozzles like you just don't care.
I go gaga over choux pastries that are filled with pastry cream, and the Japanese cream puffs that Tutti Frutti serve are pretty much pudding bombs.
A la the Japanese cream puff chain, Beard Papa, Tutti Frutti serves up puffy, buttery, eggy pastries filled with various cream flavors — vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, green tea, mango, berry.Without a side-by-side taste test, I couldn't tell you who — Beard Papa or Tutti Frutti — makes a better pastry, and, since Philly doesn't have a Beard Papa, it's sort or irrelevant. Tutti Frutti wins!
Now, I'll wait another year before allowing myself within 30 feet of Tutti Frutti's back bakery.
Tutti Frutti also has other baked goods, including Famous 4th St. Cookies.
Don't Care. Don't Care. Don't Care.
1315 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107