Sometimes the best things in life come in small packages. But when it comes to fudge, Betty’s Speakeasy proves that not only is smaller better—it’s tastier, too.
Don’t let the name fool you—this speakeasy doesn’t covertly supply alcohol or require a secret password.
“Our customers are brought in by word of mouth,” says founder Elizabeth Begosh. “We are literally a place where one speaks easily about food sources.”
Tucked away off Philadelphia’s bustling South Street, Betty’s boasts a down-home charm and comfort food to match. Fresh vegetables and baking ingredients line the quaint shelves, pairing with wooden kitchen tables and mix-matched chairs for the perfect quintessential grandmother’s kitchen.
Following her grandmother Betty’s special recipe, Begosh began selling her “tasty buttons” bite-size fudge at local farmer’s markets in 2007. The limitless menu boasts original buttons like Miss Peacock (white chocolate with dried blueberries, strawberries, and orange zest), XperiMent (dark chocolate with local mint and cacao nibs) and Hocus Pocus (white chocolate pistachios and caramel). Traditional favorites like Betty’s Original (dark chocolate with a hint of peanut butter) and Hazelnuss (milk chocolate with hazelnuts) satiate a sweet tooth just as well.
Since doors officially opened in January 2009, Betty’s maintains a fresh and daily-changing menu, wiped clean every night off a wall-sized blackboard.
Winning the Best of Philly Award for cupcakes in 2009, this relatively new business is proud of its involvement in the local food market. All baking and cooking are done onsite, and every ingredient is regionally grown and delivered.
Betty’s also serves soups, salads, and sandwiches, the perfect ying to the chocolate-y yang provided by the truly unique and decadent fudge behind the Speakeasy’s doors.