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The 8 Best Places for Dessert in Massachusetts!

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Dessert is the best part of any meal. In fact, it’s so good it goes solo, too. Going out for dessert is the perfect way to indulge in something sinful while catching up with friends or family. Check out these dessert spots in Massachusetts and remember—no counting calories is allowed! 

Modern Pastry, Boston, MA

Treat yourself to authentic Italian pastries at Modern Pastry. From fresh baked pies to cannoli and homemade cookies, everything is buttery and flaky and delicious. 

French Memories, Duxbury, MA

A rich cup of coffee perfectly complements everything on the menu at French Memories. Delicate French pastries—cookies, tarts, cakes and pies—melt in your mouth. You’ll likely leave with a box for later, too.

Union Oyster House, Boston, MA

The Union Oyster House is noted for many things, including their delectable seafood dinners. They’re also noted for being the oldest restaurant in the United States. Their dessert menu is also noteworthy with its Boston Crème Pie and Hot Indian Pudding. Even if you don’t go for dinner, definitely check them out for dessert.

Lulu’s Allston, Allston, MA

If unconventional is on your mind, definitely check out dessert at Lulu’s Allston. Leisurely sip a creamsicle orange soda float or dip Chef’s Donut Holes in warm chocolate sauce. Dessert should always come before dinner here.

Patisserie Lenox, Great Barrington and Lenox, MA

French macarons and dark, rich coffee make for a delightful dessert. This is just one of the dessert options you’ll choose from at Patisserie Lenox. Their mousse cakes and fruit tarts are excellent options, too.

Harvest, Cambridge, MA

At Harvest, the desserts are works of art. From their chocolate verrine to their pumpkin profiteroles, there’s something everyone will love indulging in. Harvest uses only real ingredients in their desserts, and they use local ingredients when possible.

Toscanini’s, Cambridge, MA

Whether you’re craving the best ice cream around or would prefer a cookie and a cappuccino, Toscanini’s has it all. Voted “Best Ice Cream” in the Boston area for years, flavors like burnt caramel put them on the map. The in-house bakery churns out freshly made cookies, Danish and cinnamon rolls every day, too.

Caramel French Patisserie, Salem, MA

You’ll indulge in something spectacular when Caramel French Patisserie is your choice for dessert. Choose a lemon tarte, royale au chocolate or lopera. They’re all so beautiful to look at it’s often a shame to eat them. But definitely eat them. They’re out of this world delicious.

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