Bakeries are the perfect destination when you're on the hunt for some sweet treats, fast, and Boston boasts a wealth of options for those in need of a sugar fix. Whether pastries, cookies, or cakes are the order of the day, each neighborhood has an abundance of offerings for the discerning and dessert-loving palate.
From Mike's Pastry and Modern Pastry Shop in the North End to other classic spots like Lyndell's Bakery in Somerville, here are 20 essential bakeries around the Greater Boston area that offer everything from designer cakes and cupcakes to Italian pastries and cookies, not to mention brownies, cinnamon rolls, and more.
For the purposes of this map, we've focused on multi-purpose bakeries that offer a wide range of sweet products; we've skipped places that mainly specialize in a single treat, such as doughnut shops, cupcake shops, and bread-focused bakeries. (Doughnut fans may be interested in this illustrated guide to some of Boston's best doughnuts or this map of good, cheap local doughnut options.)
Dessert lovers: How many of these bakeries have you visited? Did we leave out your favorite place? Rave about your own picks in the comments below.
For more dessert-related stories and maps, check out Eater Boston's Sweets Week 2016 archive.
Note: Map points are ordered alphabetically, not ranked.Read More