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Get Your Vitamin D(essert): An Illustrated Guide to Al Fresco Treats

Eat these fantastic desserts outdoors

The sun is shining and restaurant patios are finally coming out of hibernation. Ready to catch some rays yourself? Outdoor Dining Week has the scoop on where you can go to eat delicious food while upping your intake of Vitamin D.

Vitamin Dessert, that is. Whether you adhere to the "eat dessert first" philosophy or simply like a taste of something sweet to complete your meal, Boston patios offer up lots of options. Sweet Cheeks Q’s giant nutter butter is big enough to share, or you can toast to a warm summer evening with La Voile’s la coupe — raspberry sorbet floating in Champagne. And there’s no reason al fresco dining can’t be fancy. Indulge in Bistro du Midi’s artistically plated strawberry & rhubarb creme with black sesame ice cream, or try the fleurie de crepe at Café ArtScience — an impressive arrangement of cherry honeycomb crunch, compressed cucumber, and rhubarb granite.

In the mood for some sun & sweets? Here are some of our favorite ways to get a little Vitamin D(essert).

Vitamin D(essert) illustration Emily Phares/Eater

Sweet Cheeks

1381 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215 617 266 1300 Visit Website


40 West 3rd Street, , MA 02127 (617) 658-3452 Visit Website

The Frogmore

365 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 (857) 203-9462

South End Buttery

314 Shawmut Avenue, , MA 02118 (617) 482-1015 Visit Website

Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston Street, , MA 02116 (617) 426-7878 Visit Website

Cafe ArtScience

650 East Kendall Street, , MA 02142 (857) 999-2193 Visit Website

La Voile

261 Newbury Street, , MA 02116 (617) 587-4200 Visit Website

Legal Crossing

558 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111 617-692-8888 Visit Website