Sure, Boston is best known for its amazing Clam Chowder (or Chow-da as the locals refer to it). But did you know that the culinary scene in Back Bay is also brimming with bakeries and restaurants where you can satisfy your sweet tooth? You can’t help but be in a better mood after indulging in any of these decadent desserts. These are our top picks for desserts in Boston’s Back Bay.
Max Brenner | 745 Boylston Street
This place is pure ecstasy for any chocolate lover. Sip a cup of Mexican Spicy Hot Chocolate in a Hug Mug and indulge all of your senses, not just your taste buds. Have a Peanut Butter and Banana Chocolate Crepe. Share The Melting Chocolate Truffle Heart Cake and Shake with that special someone—or eat it all by yourself. No judgement. The only problem with the dessert menu here is trying to narrow down the selection.
Georgetown Cupcakes | 83 Newbury Street
Find any reason you can think of to celebrate with some delicious baked goods from Georgetown Cupcakes. This Boston location is a spin-off of the flagship store made famous on TLC’s DC Cupcakes and you get the same delicious flavors without waiting in the long lines found at the DC or NY locations. The menu includes classics—including their signature Red Velvet—as well as seasonal assortments.
Gourmet Boutique | 10 Huntington Ave
From French Macaroons to Gourmet Caramels, the treats here rival those found in Paris. In addition to fresh menu items, Gourmet Boutique also carries an assortment of high-end sweets like green teak Kit Kats and imported favorites including Kinder Bons. Stock up so that you can enjoy dessert after every meal—even those you cook in your own Back Bay apartment.
We want to hear from you! Where do you get your sugar fix in Boston’s Back Bay? Let us know in the comments below.