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The Ultimate Boston Dessert Guide

Satisfy your sweet tooth

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Although Sweets Week 2016 has come and gone, dessert is always in season. Here's an index of all the dessert-oriented stories, maps, photo essays, and more on Eater Boston — as well as a few locally pertinent selections from our sister sites elsewhere in the country. Whether you're searching for Boston's best baked goods, the history of Boston cream pie, a few boozy milkshakes, some classic New England ice cream shacks, or a cheap doughnut, this guide has you covered.


Take the Cake

Some of Boston's best cakes. Illustration by Emily Phares for Eater

Where to find excellent renditions of specific dishes around town:

Union Square maple bacon doughnut Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Maple bacon doughnut at Union Square Donuts/Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater


Vitamin D(essert) illustration Emily Phares/Eater

Great desserts to eat on great patios. Illustration by Emily Phares for Eater

Photo series, interviews, and other stories on some of Boston's most interesting dessert options.

A mini round Boston cream pie, which is yellow cake with a milk chocolate and white chocolate glaze, sits on a white plate, garnished with a dollop of whipped cream, a strawberry, and chocolate sauce drizzled into a line of heart shapes Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Mini Boston cream pie at the Omni Parker House/Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater

Industry Q&A

Chocolate stock photo

Chocolate/MaraZe via Shutterstock


boston doughnut illustration

Some of Boston's best doughnuts. Illustration by Emily Phares for Eater

Locally pertinent stories from Eater Boston's sister sites around the country.

Cannoli from Mike's Pastry and Modern Pastry/Chris Coe for Eater (above image and the story's main image)

Boston Restaurant Openings

A Boston Udon Sensation Unveils Its Second Act

Boston Chef Valentine Howell Jr. to Compete on ‘Top Chef’ This Year

Boston Restaurant Openings

Mario’s Brings ‘Pizza With a Portuguese Twist’ to Jamaica Plain