Press

Some of you have told us raving reviews of our desserts! One person spent last summer France eating incredible macarons practically on a daily basis and found us the "best macarons I've found since coming back to the US!" Another thought that we are "even better than the ones I had at Laduree in London. And you get extra points because yours are enormous." It's so nice to be loved and we love you guys! But you aren't the only ones. Check out what the press and blogs are saying about us too!

* Please note our new name Sugar Philly, officially in use since February 2010.

The Daily Pennsylvanian

Behind the window at Sugar Philly

September 29, 2014


I get to Sugar Philly “truck” at around 2 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. Dan Tang, the truck’s 28-year-old head chef and a co-owner, greets me even before he turns around, his uncanny awareness of his surroundings immediately evident. When he finally does turn around, I’m greeted with a cordial smile and a “hop on in.” Read more »

US Airways Magazine

Going the Extra Block

October 2013


To understand what today's Philadelphia is all about, you have to move away from the obvious. Sure, you know you will visit Independence Hall, snap a picture of the Liberty Bell, pay a social call to Betsy Ross's house, and check out the museum-packed Benjamin Franklin Parkway. But there's so much more to do... Read more »

Metro

Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

September 05, 2013


Dessert. It’s finally time to stop fretting about your bikini bod and dig into these treats... Read more »

The Daily Meal

50 Best Dessert Trucks in America for 2013

September 04, 2013


Ice cream, waffles, shaved ice, cookies, cupcakes, donuts and everything else sweet that you can imagine being served on the move... Read more »

Foobooz

Six Pack: Macarons In Philly

July 09, 2013


Let’s get one thing straight: a macaron is not a macaroon. It’s not just the extra “o” that separates the two desserts. Macarons and macaroons are both sweet desserts that use egg whites and sugar as a meringue base and get their names from the Italian word for “meringue”—but it’s pretty much apples and oranges from there... Read more »

Live with Kelly and Michael

Truckin’ Amazing Cook-Off

June 17, 2013


Kelly and Michael welcome guest rocker Brett Michaels of Rock My RV with Bret Michaels. Plus, LIVE's Truckin' Amazing Cook-Off with Dan Tang of Sugar Philly who will make French Macaroons... Read more »

Campus Philly

Top 5: Keep on (Food) Truckin’!

January 18, 2013


They’re bright. They’re tasty. They’re everywhere. And that’s just how Philadelphians like their food trucks! But things can get a bit overwhelming with such a wide variety rolling around the city. Have no fear, Campus Philly is here! Here are the food trucks we’d walk 5,000 miles and 5,000 more to get to (in no particular order)... Read more »

Grandbaby Cakes

Destination Desserts: Sugar Philly Philadelphia

January 11, 2013


I recently caught up with Daniel Tang, co-owner and pastry chef of Sugar Philly, this week's Destination Desserts featured food truck... Read more »

CBS Philly

Top Autumn Desserts In Philadelphia

October 03, 2012


When the leaves start changing, it’s not just apple and pumpkin pie time. Enjoy the traditional bits of autumn deliciousness, but break away, too. Check out these restaurants that turn traditional desserts on their heads and make apples and pumpkins do some amazing tricks... Read more »

Philadelphia Daily News

Truck Stop: Sugar Philly

September 06, 2012


What to eat: Your sweet tooth didn't tell your legs to walk to this truck for brussels sprouts and fava beans. It's dessert time... Read more »

Fox News

10 most delicious food trucks in America

June 24, 2012


The food truck revolution has hit the U.S. in full force, as mobile restaurants across the nation dish out eats that are both high-class fare and down-home delicious... Read more »

The Triangle

Sugar Philly dessert truck delights

April 27, 2012


Philadelphia is home to one of the top 20 food trucks in the nation, as rated by the Smithsonian. Sugar Philly is a dessert truck just a short walk away from Drexel... Read more »

Philadelphia City Homes

Philly Food Trucks–Great Food, Great Value, Great Additions to Neighborhoods

April 17, 2012


Gone are the days of a questionable hot dog from a questionable cart. These days, food trucks offer serious, high quality fare Read more »

Amtrak Arrive Magazine

Food on Wheels

March / April 2012


Sugar Philly is a destination of Philadelphia.  Read how Arrive describes how you can tell a lot about a city by its street food Read more »

Smithsonian Magazine

The 20 Best Food Trucks in the United States

February 23, 2012


The food truck revolution is in full force as mobile restaurants around the country dish out tacos, BBQ and other great eats Read more »

Penn Appétit

End-of-Week Treats at Sugar Philly

September 27, 2011


In my time at Penn, I have had the pleasure of trying (and often returning to) several savory food trucks around campus. Until last Friday, however, Sugar Philly's desserts had gone untasted by me. Read more »

UWISHUNU

A Guide To University City’s Awesome Food Truck Scene, Courtesy The Insiders At Penn’s Food Magazine Penn Appétit

September 20, 2011


Food trucks may be a popular food trend these days, but University City is one Philadelphia neighborhood that has been a veritable hotbed of amazing food trucks Read more »

The Daily Pennsylvanian

Dining | Eating around Philadelphia

August 30, 2011


There comes a time in every freshman’s life when the idea of another dining hall dinner loses a bit of its luster. And when you hit that milestone, don’t despair — Philadelphia is home to a vibrant food scene, which you can sample right on Penn’s campus. Read more »

It's Just the Booze Dancing...

French Macarons by Sugar Philly

August 11, 2011


And now for something completely different Read more »

bridges, burgers, & beer

sugar philly

July 21, 2011


Located on the streets of University City is the Sugar Philly truck run by Dan Tang, Franklin Shen, and John Suh. They are a dessert truck serving Read more »

Phrequency

Truck Stop: Sugar Philly

July 12, 2011


Truck Stop visited Chef Daniel Tang of Sugar Philly in University City to chat about what it takes to run his delicious dessert truck and found out that while it didn't start out so easy, it became pretty sweet. Read more »

PW | Philadelphia Weekly

PW Scopes Out the Finalists in Philly’s First Vendy Awards Competition

July 6, 2011


Food trucks are a part of this city’s cultural fabric. They bring so much life to our otherwise dirty streets. And eight little trucks in particular—finalists in Philly’s first Vendy Awards competition, the most prestigious sidewalk-chef cook-off known to man—are churning out cheap, fresh fare that’ll blow your friggin’ mind. Read more »

Thrillist

The Vendy Awards Hit Philly

July 5, 2011


For years, award shows were all basically the same, dominated by pointless red carpet interviews, uninspiring speeches, and Susan Lucci getting more and more depressed, even though she wasn’t nominated for an ESPY. Deliciously flipping that script: Philly’s first-ever Vendy Awards. Read more »

Yelp

Food Truckin’ With Yelp

June 22, 2011


When it comes to Philly food on the go, no one does it better than the many food trucks and stands located throughout the city. The recent explosion of mobile meals has made for some very happy tummies, and this Weekly's going to fill you in on the best of what the trucks have to offer! Read more »

Yahoo News, CBS Philadelphia

7 unique food trucks in Philadelphia

May 6, 2011


Philadelphia's reputation as a great food city has grown throughout the years with the rise of high-end restaurants, popular gastropubs and unique concept eateries. But when it comes down to it, Philly is still a street food city. Read more »

Cooking Channel, Food Network Canada

Eat St. – Season 01, Episode 03

April 20, 2011


Things sweeten up at the Sugar Philly Truck in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where classic desserts like crème brûlée are served to the university student crowd Read more »

Penn Gastronomy

Sugar High Marathon Food Porn

January 23, 2011


"Sugar Philly's very own Franklin and Dan came to judge Penn students' desserts..." Read more »

National Culinary Review

Have Food, Will Travel

October 2010


Food trucks have gone from fad to full-fledged phenomenon fast. Read more »

Shine from Yahoo.com

10 of the remarkable food trucks taking over the U.S.

September 22, 2010


These remarkable food truck photos are here to explain what all the freaking fuss is about. You might have thought you could let this new-wave food-truck hype pass you by. But the food truck phenomenon has gotten a lot bigger Read more »

Penn Appetit

A Taste of History

Fall 2010


While trawling through the University archives for a writing assignment, I came across a curious photograph of a squat, rectangular structure, elaborately painted, and propped on a set of round. Read more »

CBS 3 Philadelphia / CW Philly

The Changing Face of Food Vendors

April 26, 2010


The rise of social media and many entrepreneurs have taken to sites like Twitter and Facebook to launch their businesses. And here in Philly, that includes food trucks. Read more »

Penn Appetit

Sugar Rush

January 31, 2010


An unknown author once commented, “Stressed spelled backwards is dessert. Coincidence?” The folks at University City’s newest food truck, Sugarcube Philly, think not. Read more »