WHO WE ARE
Some times you just need to treat yourself to something nice. For us though, we think it should be all the time! You’ve got classes to attend, meetings to sit in, and piles of work to sift through. You work hard so who better than you to deserve a reward! And we completely agree! Come eat, get a treat, and smile!!!
Sugar Philly specializes in making gourmet desserts so that you can enjoy gourmet desserts easily without the need to make reservations or buy expensive meals at restaurants. We make it so you can enjoy high taste, but stay at street level.We will give you the best sweet treats like our famous French Macarons, torched on site creme brulee, or our seasonally topped cheesecakes straight to your hands from our truck or through our catering.
Our chef hails straight from New York City but has Philly in his heart and couldn't escape the city of brotherly love. After moving back to New York after graduation, John and Franklin pitched the idea to him for a dessert truck here and though he was reluctant at first, the two convinced him to come back with a trail of sugar cubes. Now he brings his culinary skills to the streets to make gourmet desserts to satiate your sweet tooth.
Alicia was born and raised in a small town in North Jersey. Coming from a very foodie family, her passion started when she was little. She loved to cook and bake with her mom since she was a wee little girl. Thanks to that, she decided to go attend The Art Institute of Philly to follow her dream of baking. Before she graduated, she stumbled upon a job at SP and couldn't have been happier to stay in a big city!
Angela likes to describe herself as being born in Cleveland, Ohio, but unfortunately had to grow up in Macungie, PA. Luckily you'll still hear her proud battlecry, "Go bucks!" despite where she ended up before finally finding herself at The Art Institute of Philadelphia for baking & pastry. She's an overachiever though and decided to go to the Community College of Philadelphia for business administration on top of that! Thanks to that she's become an invaluable member to team SP, hoping to someday add her favorite dessert to make (and to eat) cannolis, to the menu!
Ever since a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Franklin cannot seem to escape his love for food trucks. In fact, he chose where to live both his junior and seniors years at Penn based off of one food truck. Every day he could just roll out of bed and grab his favorite food truck food within less than 5 minutes. Dreaming of owning a food truck, Franklin met John who shared the same passion and the two decided to embark on creating a gourmet dessert food truck in the city of Philadelphia.
Graduating from Drexel, John is a food connoisseur traveling to some of the best places to eat, especially in the food truck scene. His original idea was a frozen yogurt joint at the UPenn campus, but after hearing Kiwi’s plans would be coming soon, was looking for the next idea. Meeting Franklin at a Bible study dinner, the two started talking about food and from the first conversation over fried chicken, the idea for Sugar Philly Truck was born.
Sheila the Truck
Sheila (yes, our truck has a name because we love her) didn’t just pop up in our cabbage patch one night. Even though this will be her first year since we adopted her, she’s come a long way from when she was first born in 1988. Back then, her first job was actually as a mobile post office. She stationed herself right in front of the World Trade Center in Manhattan New York and served the good citizens in front of the Center. Like any post office, people would come to her for stamps, mailing letters, and sending packages. Of course, she doesn’t do that anymore, but she now still tries to deliver some sweetness to your stomach!