Highest-rated dessert shops in Boston, according to Tripadvisor

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December 24, 2021
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Highest-rated dessert shops in Boston, according to Tripadvisor

Research—and plenty of anecdotal evidence—shows that people tend to eat more calories and crave more sweet foods in the winter months. We may never reach the glories of fat bears preparing for hibernation, but the impulse could be the same—a vestigial drive to store up calories in preparation for bitter winter. Or maybe it’s just that we’re stuck inside on cold and snowy days, surrounded by hearty soups and Christmas cookies.

One thing is certain: You don’t need a reason to indulge. Life presents more challenges than ever, and stress eating is a perfectly valid way to cope. So whether it’s part of soothing COVID-19 anxieties or dealing with the usual decrease in sunlight and outdoors time, consider a trip to your local patisserie, doughnut shop, or bakery to enjoy one of life’s greatest pleasures: eating sugary, doughy, beautiful desserts. Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated dessert shops in Boston on Tripadvisor.

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#30. J. P. Licks

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (72 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $
- Address: 1618 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120-1613
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#29. Blackbird Doughnuts

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (130 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $
- Address: 492 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6309
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#28. L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (347 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
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#27. Ben & Jerry's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $
- Address: 174 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
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#26. Tatte Bakery and Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (139 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1003 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-5609
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#25. J.P. Licks Homemade Ice Cream Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (59 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 1106 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215-3601
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#24. JP Licks

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (88 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 659 Centre St Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-2556
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#23. Parziale's Bakery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (63 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, Italian
- Price: $
- Address: 80 Prince St North End, Boston, MA 02113-1704
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#22. The Cheesecake Factory

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (480 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 100 Cambridgeside Pl, Cambridge, MA 02141-2218
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#21. Caffe Paradiso

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (168 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 255 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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#20. J.P. Licks

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (130 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $
- Address: Beacon Hill 150 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
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#19. Amorino Gelato

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (115 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, French
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 249 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2444
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#18. FoMu

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (82 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $
- Address: 481 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134-2019
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#17. Toscanini's Ice Cream

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (477 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $
- Address: 899 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
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#16. Flour Bakery & Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (263 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 190 Massachusetts Avenue Central Square, Cambridge, MA 02139-4229
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#15. Kane's Donuts

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (121 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $
- Address: 90 Oliver St 2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110
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#14. The Cheesecake Factory

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,208 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 115 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02199-7602
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#13. L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (193 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 220 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116-3709
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#12. Tatte Cambridge

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (231 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 318 3rd St, Cambridge, MA 02142-1111
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#11. Georgetown Cupcake

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (299 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 83 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-3284
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#10. Caffe Vittoria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (579 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Italian
- Price: $
- Address: 290-296 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1801
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#9. Tatte Bakery & Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (555 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 70 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4657
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#8. Thinking Cup

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (261 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Price: $
- Address: 236 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2303
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#7. Flour Bakery & Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (653 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 131 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116-5131
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#6. Mike's Pastry

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (9,389 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, Italian
- Price: $
- Address: 300 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1801
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#5. Thinking Cup

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (661 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Price: $
- Address: 165 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1152
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#4. Flour Bakery & Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (819 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210-1224
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#3. Flour Bakery & Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (319 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1595 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118-1951
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#2. Modern Pastry Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,159 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, Italian
- Price: $
- Address: 257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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#1. Bova's Bakery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,099 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, Italian
- Price: $
- Address: 134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1749
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