Whether you are looking for an after-dinner treat or you just have a sweet tooth, you’ll find some of the very best dessert shops in Boston. Many have been around a long time, which means they definitely know what they're doing. Take a look at our top picks! They are all super close to our Mission Hill apartments in Boston.
In business since 1981, J.P. Licks is truly a one-of-a-kind dessert shop. They serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, cakes, and pies. They have some very unique flavors of ice cream, like smoky maple bacon and cappuccino crunch. What’s more, there are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options. For coffee lovers, they have the most amazing espresso bar. This great shop was also voted "Best of Boston" this year (and for good reason).
Now a second-generation bakery, Mike's Pastry is a gourmet Italian bakery that was founded in 1946. Offerings include several types of macaroons, like delicious pistachio and almond. For fun at home, pick up the make-your-own-cannoli kit! Cannoli shells are housemade right there in the shop, so you know they will be fresh. Try the chocolate-dipped biscotti, which pairs great with any warm beverage.
With three generations and over 90 years in the dessert business, Modern Pastry is another great family-owned Italian bakery. They use authentic old-world methods to handcraft their desserts. They offer tons of different cakes, including Boston cream cake and rum cake. For other yummy treats, Modern Pastry offers French macaroons and chocolate peanut butter mousse. Grab a gourmet cookie tray for your next special dinner and be sure to sample the champagne shortbread.
No matter what type of dessert strikes your fancy, you can surely find the perfect sweet treat at one of these local dessert shops in Boston. After you satisfy your sweet tooth, check out these Boston breweries for seasonal pours. If you are not yet a member of our wonderful community here at 95 Saint, contact us. Our incredible staff will be happy to schedule a tour for you.