Some of Boston's best cakes. Illustration by Emily Phares for Eater
Where to find excellent renditions of specific dishes around town:
- A Baker's Dozen Boston-Area Doughnuts That Expand Waistlines, Not Debt: Cheap, classic morning treats.
- Boston's Best Baked Goods and Pastries, According to Local Pastry Chefs: When you're on the go but need something sweet, check out these essential quick-service treats, including eclairs at Cafe Madeleine, sticky buns at Flour, and green tea mousse cake at Lady M. These are the best around, according to local pastry chefs.
- Boston's Best Desserts, According to Local Pastry Chefs: From baked Alaska at Oleana to Uni's version of a Klondike bar, these are the best plated desserts at full-service restaurants in the Boston area, according to local pastry chefs.
- The Boston Boozy Milkshake Guide: Or frappes, if you prefer. In any case, drink your alcohol with ice cream.
- The Coolest New Boston Ice Cream Shops: Highlighting ice cream shops that have opened over the last couple of years, including Forge Ice Cream Bar, Honeycomb Creamery, and more.
- Eat These 10 Boston Pies Right Now: Mamaleh's, Myers + Chang, Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar, and other Boston-area restaurants are ready to serve you so much pie.
- Shack Food: Casual Summer Dining in New England: Classic ice cream shacks and more.
- Where to Find the Best Pastries, Cakes, and Other Sweet Treats in Boston: 20 of the tastiest bakeries in the Boston area.
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 Doughnut-Filled Saturday Morning at Linda's Donuts: A classic spot for inexpensive doughnuts on the border of Belmont and Watertown.
- How Omni Parker House's Boston Cream Pie Became a Slice of Local History: A decades-old tradition.
- A North End Cannoli Crawl: Save up some stomach space and eat all the cannoli with this trip to four pastry destinations in Boston's North End.
- Spoil Yourself With Gâté Comme Des Filles Chocolate: Classic French ganaches and pralinés, made in Somerville and available in an increasing number of spots around town.
- Welcome to Sweet-N-Nasty, the Naughtiest Bakery in Boston: Where to shop for bachelorette parties and a variety of other occasions. (Note: Some may find the photographs in this story to be inappropriate for workplace viewing.)
- Boston Pastry Chefs' Top Tips for Home Bakers: Get a proper kitchen scale.
- The Most Overrated Dessert Ingredients, According to Boston Pastry Chefs: Enough with the bacon already.
- The Most Underrated Dessert Ingredients, According to Boston Pastry Chefs: Salt is important.
Some of Boston's best doughnuts. Illustration by Emily Phares for Eater
Locally pertinent stories from Eater Boston's sister sites around the country.
- The Best Candies at Sugarfina, Ranked (Eater LA): The self-described "luxury candy boutique" has several stores in the Boston area, including one at the Prudential Center in Boston's Back Bay.
- The Black-and-White Cookie's Curious History (Eater NY): Look to the cookie.
- A Brief History of Necco: America's Original Candy Company (Eater): The Revere-based New England Candy Company produces Necco Wafers, Sky Bars, and more.
- Free Dessert Is the Best Dessert, Especially on Your Birthday (Eater): Vital information.
- Take the Cannoli: One Pastry's Rise From Sicilian Treat to Iconic Dessert (Eater): Are cannoli symbolic of a certain part of the male anatomy?
- The Ultimate Ice Cream Glossary, A to Z (Eater): Frappes, jimmies, and other terms to know from New England and beyond.