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The 17 best dessert spots in Boston

The best places in Boston to satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream, cakes, pies, and cookies

By Gerrish Lopez |
Blackbird Doughnuts
Photograph: Courtesy Blackbird Doughnuts/Brian Sacco Blackbird Doughnuts

If you have room after dining at one of the most romantic restaurants in Boston, or if you’re looking for a sweet treat to complement a quick bite, Boston has plenty of options. Pastry joints and ice cream parlors are plentiful, as are cupcake cafes and international sweet shops. The best donuts in Boston are not just for breakfast, and there are even restaurants worth a visit for dessert alone. Whatever you’re craving, here’s our list of the best dessert spots in Boston. Worried about calories? Make up for it with a visit to one of the best vegetarian restaurants or best vegan restaurants in Boston.

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