Guide For the Boston Sweet Tooth
Sometimes you just need something sweet. Sometimes you need lots of things sweet. Luckily, Boston has that something sweet to feed your every craving. Whether it's cakes, pastries, muffins, candies, or something else sweet you're craving, this guide will help you locate the goods whenever you need them. Just don't forget to brush your teeth after.
I’m a long-time fan of Finale. I remember when it first opened in the theater district and I’d go with my family after a show. A restaurant that only sells desserts? YES, please.
Oh, I’ll have one of everything, thanks. Finale’s “The Whole Nine Yards.” Do I have to share?
The newest cupcake shop in Boston. I may be a little bias because one of my best friends works here (hi, best job in the world!), but Sweet’s cupcakes are seriously good. I consider myself a bit of a cupcake expert and it takes a lot to impress me.
One of Sweet’s cupcake cases. How do you ever decide?? Get more than one, of course!
Rosie’s is another bakery I’ve grown up with. It’s really, really difficult to make any reasonable decisions in this place; there are just too many amazing looking (and tasting!) delicacies.
The Black and White cake is perfect for those who are indecisive…like me!
I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve only been to Athan’s a few times since moving to the area. A problem that needs to be remedied immediately! I hear nothing but good things about this place and there’s so much to try, I might need to start making a weekly trip there.
I’m not really sure what my favorite part about this place is. It could be their amazing chocolate. But it could also be the ice cream smorgasbord. Yes, ice cream smorgasbord. They serve you a dish of whatever ice cream you choose and you can go down the line and put on whatever toppings you want. This is basically a recipe for disaster as they have things like peanut butter and marshmallow sauce, plus tons of different candy toppings. You may feel a little sick upon leaving Putnam Pantry.
Fun fact about Putnam Pantry:
It’s named after the Putnam family. You may know Israel Putnam. He’s the one who said, “don’t fire ’til you see the whites of their eyes” at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
According to their website, to this day, direct descendants of General Israel Putnam are actively involved in this tradition and creating these fine confections.
The most amazing cupcakes ever made/My major downfall. Party Favors.
If you know me, you know Party Favors is pretty much my favorite place in the world. Why? One word. CUPCAKES. Their cupcakes are pure heaven to me and the standard that I base every other cupcake on. There are so many other treats in this place that I’d love to try, but I just have to get cupcakes every time I’m there.
I know, I know, it’s a big, always crowded chain. But you can’t deny, their cheesecake is TO DIE for. I have to admit, I’m not even a huge fan of cheesecake, but with so many delicious flavors it’s really, really hard to find one you don’t like. I mean, if you throw a little peanut butter and chocolate into anything, I’m likely to eat it.
Adam’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Rippple Cheesecake. I usually try to stick with just one slice, but I could probably handle this.
I’m not the only one who loves Cheesecake.
Now, there are plenty of options for sweets and desserts in the North End. Pastries galore. But when I get to pick, I choose Caffe Vittoria over anywhere else. I used to not be a fan of cannoli, but after having one here, I’ve been converted.
Once upon a time, I thought I didn’t like cannolli. Oh how wrong I was.
Mandy Moore’s “Candy” will get you craving something sweet.
Gingerbread Construction Company
I have to admit I’ve never actually been in a Gingerbread Construction Company bakery, but I’ve certainly eaten enough of their muffins. GCC muffins may actually be the thing I miss most about not having an office job. Nobody brings these muffins to me in my apartment!
Yes, these are muffins. Not your average Dunkin’ Donuts muffin, though. These are for the serious muffin-eater.
Really, the name says it all. What else do you need to know? It’s sugar heaven. As in tons of candy. Every kind imaginable. Good luck getting out of this place.