With two chocoholic parents, I have no idea how I managed not to have a serious sweet tooth. I can usually resist eating chocolate and candy, but when a craving calls, I don’t hold back! Lucky for me, Boston has an amazing selection of bakeries and specialty shops to satisfy any and every dessert desire.
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Dangerously good! This artisanal donut shop located in Boston’s South End has a rotating selection of equally amazing donut flavors AND…wait for it…they even make ice cream sandwiches using the donuts. Send help! Whenever I have to pick up something quick to bring to a party, this is my go-to stop and they are always a hit. 492 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Beyond being absolutely adorable and uber photogenic, macarons are definitely one of my favorites, and the owners of this South Boston shop make amazing ones! I love their unique flavors and can never resist trying a different variety when I visit. 359 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
Joanne Chang’s popular bakery, which has four Boston-area outposts, consistently lives up to its reputation of excellence by serving amazing sweets (she recently won her first James Beard Award!). It’s hard to choose my favorite, but I think Flour’s take on the Oreo is not to be missed. 131 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116
When Paradise Bakery + Cafe in the Prudential Center Food Court closed, I was devastated because their cookies were INSANE! Like really, really INSANELY good. So, thank goodness I discovered the amazing cookies at Cafe Madeleine. The chocolate chip sell out fast because they are perfectly gooey, “are these cooked through??” delicious! 517 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
Truth be told, I am not a huge cupcake fan, but when a co-worker brought a selection of these into the office for a birthday, I became obsessed with their cheesecake-based cupcakes. This cheesecake/cupcake hybrid is one that has to be tasted to be believed. The seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake is out of this world. 83 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
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