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The 15 Best Dessert Shops In Boston

Updated: September 21, 2022

Craving cannoli and root beer floats? These are the Boston Restaurants that make the best desserts in town. We surveyed the top review sites and analyzed millions of reviews for the best desserts in Boston. Say yes to dessert and sample the mouthwatering cheesecakes and ice cream Sundaes at these phenomenal spots!

Find the perfect Desserts spot

Flour Bakery + Café

Bakery, $$, South BostonBakery, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • City Seeker

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  • Hoodline, 2019

    Boston's top 4 bakeries, ranked

    Hoodline, 2019

Flour Bakery + Cafe

Bakery, $$, Back BayBakery, $$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Boston's 5 best spots to score desserts on a budget

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019

Bova's Bakery

Bakery, $, North EndBakery, $Boston, North End
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    4 top spots for desserts in Boston

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

Mike's Pastry

Desserts, $, North EndDesserts, $Boston, North End
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    4 top spots for desserts in Boston

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Dessert Shops in Boston

    Lyft

FoMu

Desserts, $$, Jamaica PlainDesserts, $$Boston, Jamaica Plain
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 5 top spots in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Cupcake Therapy

Desserts, RoslindaleDessertsBoston, Roslindale
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Mister Q Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $$, CharlestownTea & Coffee, $$Boston, Charlestown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Helados Juli's Frozen Dessert

Desserts, $, East BostonDesserts, $Boston, East Boston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Sweet Teez Bakery

Desserts, RoxburyDessertsBoston, Roxbury
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Gourmet Boutique

Desserts, $$, Back BayDesserts, $$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Parziale's Bakery

Bakery, $, North EndBakery, $Boston, North End
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Wild Pops

Desserts, Jamaica PlainDessertsBoston, Jamaica Plain
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Delectable Desires Pastries

Desserts, $$, West RoxburyDesserts, $$Boston, West Roxbury
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Café Susu by Suitsupply

Tea & Coffee, $, Back BayTea & Coffee, $Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Bon Appetit Creperie

Desserts, $, HaymarketDesserts, $Boston, Haymarket
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best Desserts spots in Boston can take way too long. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 15185 spots across Boston, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1052 lists and articles from the likes of Lyft and Hoodline – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These top contenders have appeared in Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited Dessert Shops in Boston, Hoodline - Boston's 5 best spots to score desserts on a budget and Hoodline - 4 top spots for desserts in Boston. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in Boston Desserts.

Recurring questions

Chickadee, Carlo's Cucina Italiana, and RUKA Restobar are the highest-rated dessert spots for take-out in Boston.

Carlo's Cucina Italiana, Bar Volpe, and Strega Italiano - Seaport are the highest-rated dessert spots that are good for a date night in Boston.

Carlo's Cucina Italiana, Cornish Pasty, and Strega Italiano - Seaport are the highest-rated dessert spots for a pick-up order in Boston.

There are 90 dessert spots in Boston.

Carlo's Cucina Italiana, The Haven, and Cornish Pasty are the highest-rated dessert spots that are good for groups in Boston.

Drink pairing tips for Desserts

  • Pair Brachetto d'Acqui with chocolate ice cream

    If your food palns include Ice cream, then you should consider helping it along with some red wine. We find that a Brachetto d'Acqui, with its hits of berry blend, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The best drink pairing for strawberry ice cream

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for strawberry ice cream can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, off-dry, pink wine balances the fruit strawberry ice cream.

  • The perfect complement to vanilla bean ice cream


    When having vanilla bean ice cream, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Champagne, a popular sparkling wine.

Factoids about Desserts

  • History lesson

    Joseph Fry is widely recognized as the first person to ever make the now-famous chocolate bar.

  • For the love of ice cream

    The love for ice cream is unlimited in The United States - that’s why they celebrate National Ice Cream Day every year.

  • Hungry for pudding?

    pudding is tasty, but could you eat 12 pounds of it in 3 like Molly Schuyler?

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