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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


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

Russell House Tavern

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

Myers + Chang

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


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

No. 9 Park

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

Row 34

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

Atlantic Fish Company

761 Boylston Street, , MA 02116 (617) 267-4000 Visit Website