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An Illustrated Guide to Boston’s Great Cakes

Gaze at these pretty desserts — and then go eat them

In honor of Eater’s first-ever Sweets Week, Eater Boston illustrator Emily Phares has illustrated a collection of seven excellent cakes around Boston and Cambridge that you should definitely be eating:

  • Atlantic Fish Co. in Back Bay, Boston: Red velvet cake with candied pecans ($8)
  • Harvest in Harvard Square, Cambridge: Carrot cake with cream cheese mousse, pecans, candied carrots, cinnamon meringues, and maple ice cream ($11)
  • Myers + Chang in the South End, Boston: Poppy seed angel food cake with fresh berries and passionfruit curd ($8)
  • No.9 Park in Beacon Hill, Boston: Huckleberry cheesecake with raspberry and creamsicle ($16)
  • Row 34 in Fort Point, Boston: Pumpkin streusel cake with roasted apple ($6)
  • Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square, Cambridge: Funnel cakes with vanilla ice cream ($8)
  • Waypoint in Harvard Square, Cambridge: Chocolate sourdough cake with blackberry preserves and white chocolate butter ($9)

View Phares’ cakes below, and also check out her other Boston dessert renditions — Get Your Vitamin D(essert): An Illustrated Guide to Al Fresco Treats and An Illustrated Guide to Boston’s Delicious Doughnuts.

Take the Cake

No. 9 Park

9 Park Street, Boston, MA 02108 617 742 9991 Visit Website

Atlantic Fish Company

761 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 617 267 4000 Visit Website

Russell House Tavern

14 John F. Kennedy Street, , MA 02138 (617) 500-3055 Visit Website


44 Brattle Street, , MA 02138 (617) 868-2255 Visit Website

Myers + Chang

1145 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118 617 542 5200 Visit Website


1030 Massachusetts Avenue, , MA 02138 (617) 864-2300 Visit Website

Row 34

383 Congress Street, , MA 02210 (617) 553-5900 Visit Website

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