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Just desserts: Best sweet treats at Time Out Market Boston

End your meal—or start one—with this curated selection of desserts and sweets at Time Out Market Boston

By Eric Grossman, JP Karwacki and Time Out Boston Staff |
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Union Square Donuts
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The all-star lineup of Time Out Market Boston has the city covered when it comes to dinner, but as any self-respecting foodie knows, the natural follow-up is a sweetly satisfying dessert. Fortunately, given the presence of treats from some of the best places in town, you don’t have to look too far to find something to end your meal on a high note. So try not to feast too much and save some room: These are the best dessert options you can find at Time Out Market Boston. Once you're ready to burn off that sugar rush, stay close and enjoy the coolest things to do in the Fenway.

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Best sweets at Time Out Market Boston

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Seven Stars Bakery sticky bun at George Howell Coffee, Time Out Market Boston
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Pastries and desserts at George Howell Coffee

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It’s always good to stave off the resulting food coma from eating well at Time Out Market Boston, and that means a piping hot coffee—or iced, depending on the season—is in order. Don’t sleep on the pastries and desserts GHC has available, however. Brought in from Providence's acclaimed Seven Stars Bakery and Belmont's fine French patisserie,  Praline, options like moist lemon cakes and passion fruit tarts make for a sweet follow-up to a meal. If you’re looking for something more than a cup of joe, opt for any one of their other beverages that range from seasonal coffee-based mocktails and London Fogs to mugs of creamy hot chocolate from Goodnow Farms.

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Union Square Donuts
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Union Square Donuts

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Seeing as too many donuts resemble thick pastries with an even thicker glaze, they don’t always feel like a good option for dessert. Not so with USD's award-winning circular treats: Made daily from scratch with a light and fluffy brioche dough, these are sure-fire crowd pleasers. They come as sweet as you like, laying on the sugar rush with flavors like brown butter hazelnut crunch or sea salted bourbon caramel, but there’s more sumptuous options like Belgian dark chocolate and vanilla bean as well.

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Revolution Health Kitchen
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Smoothies from Revolution Health Kitchen

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When it comes to ending a meal on both a sweet and healthful note, few options beat fruit, the natural desserts of the earth. You can treat any of Revolution Health Kitchen’s blended options as meals in and of themselves, but their drinks come jampacked with enough flavour to make them a nice way to round out a bigger meal. Our go-to’s the Sidekick, with its tasty mix of banana, date and strawberry. Besides, whatever you can’t finish makes for a great breakfast the next day.

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Gelato & Chill, Time Out Market Boston
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Sorbet and gelato from Gelato & Chill

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Gelatiere Vincent Turco’s smooth gelatos and refreshing sorbets are probably the easiest target choice when it comes to looking for something sweet and cool at Time Out Market Boston. Turco turns milk and cream into formidable flavors like Sicilian pistachio or Cioccolato made with rich Valrhona Guanaja. If gelato’s not your thing, or if you need lactose-free options, dig into a cup of sorbet brimming with classic flavors like strawberry or get adventurous with pineapple with rosemary or brightly colored blood orange.

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BISq Time Out Market Boston
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Ricotta and local honey on brioche at BISq

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BisQ gives run-of-the-mill sandwiches a run for their money, and while any one of those make for a full-bodied meal, the snacks at their Time Out Market Boston outpost are just as good. Those with an insatiable sweet tooth would do well to dig into this option above all: A thick toasted slice of brioche bread is topped with a mound of smooth ricotta and finished off with a generous helping of local honey. The chef calls it a snack, but really, we’d eat this for breakfast, lunch or dinner any day of the week.

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Mamaleh's chocolate cake
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Chocolate cake from Mamaleh’s

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Mamaleh’s might be better known for its lovingly crafted deli eats, but at Time Out Market Boston, the Mamaleh’s team serves up diet-busting slices of gorgeous chocolate cake. Who says you can't have cake as part of an epicurean foodie feast? This one is moist and made with fine ingredients; we won't judge if you take down an entire slice in one sitting.

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