Our Story

Poppa’s Custard Company was founded in Philadelphia, PA in 2020 as our family, like many others, grappled with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pooling our resources, culinary talents, and business acumen, we sought to share our simple, homemade recipes with the public. We make and sell premium, restaurant-quality chilled dessert custards that are free from gluten, soy, peanuts, tree nuts and any artificial colors or flavors. We are a proud black, and majority women-owned family business.


Josh, the original “Poppa” of Poppa’s Custard, is a native New Yorker, self-taught musician, and chess-lover. He loves to love by feeding and spending time pouring into people. His favorite way to indulge is to write and play music.


Christen is a long-time lover of tasty treats. A career advocate for education equity and the thriving of young people, she is committed to leaving a legacy, not just for her own three little sweet spots but also for our world. Her favorite way to indulge is to be wrapped up in a cozy spot, listening to an audiobook and crocheting gifts for loved ones.


Jewel has been working in the New York restaurant industry for over a decade and enjoys sharing her love of food with as many people as possible. Jewel does it all, from teaching toddler cooking classes, conducting zoom chef sessions, and is the current head of pastry at Dirty French NYC. A fierce competitor, Jewel has appeared and competed on several Food Network shows including Halloween Wars, Chopped, Buddy vs Duff, ultimately winning the first season of 'Candy Land' with the red team in 2023 and besting Iron Chef Bobby Flay on 'Beat Bobby Flay' in 2024. Her favorite way to indulge is to find quiet time to experiment with flavors and create adventurous dessert experiences for others.

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2300 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

203 N 34th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

4010 Durham Rd, Ottsville, PA 18942

810 Knitting Mls Wy, Wyomissing, PA 19610

177 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123

860 Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

2200 E Norris St #1906, Philadelphia, PA 19125

146 N Bread St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

905 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

1 South 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

2031 S Juniper St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Spruce Hill Provisions

4529 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

341 Dartmouth Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081

Science Center, 8 Whittier Pl, Swarthmore, PA 19081

110 Old Salem Rd, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098

217 E Butler Ave Ambler, PA 19002

8424 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

320 S Broad St
United States

559 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119

15 Flagship Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19112