Whether you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth or pick up a delicious birthday party treat, cupcakes are always the answer! Finding an amazing cupcake in the Boston area is not difficult — if you know where to look! Here are a few of our favorite Boston cupcakes!
Boston, Cambridge, Somerville
A trip to Boston isn’t complete without a stop at Mike’s Pastry. (And now it’s even easier to get your fix with locations in Assembly Row and Harvard Square!) You may encounter a crowd, but they are there for a reason! Not only are the cupcakes amazing, the cannoli and lobster tails at this iconic Italian bakery draw tourists from around the world! Bring your appetite, and leave with a signature white box full of pastries for a snack later.
Flour Bakery and Cafe
Boston and Cambridge
Flour’s slogan is, “Make life sweeter… eat dessert first!” and these are certainly words to live by! Offering vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free pastries, Flour has something (delicious!) for everybody. Come for a cupcake, and don’t forget to try their famous sticky buns — you won’t regret it!
If you are looking for a wide variety of gluten-free flavors, Cupcake Mojo is the place to be! They offer a new specialty cupcake flavor monthly, and they keep crowd favorites like Nana’s Whoopie Cupcake on the menu year round. They also specialize in the Mojar — a decadent dessert in a mason jar!
Treat Cupcake Bar
You can choose from a dozen flavors of gourmet cupcakes, or design your own delicious creation at the cupcake bar! Treat also hosts cupcake-decorating birthday parties for kiddos — and ladies nights for the sweet-toothed mamas! This shop also participates in the “Treat Others Well” program, which encourages youth to support local charities and causes. Each month, Treat chooses an applicant and works with them to create a cupcake design to sell for the month. At the end of the month, 25% of the money raised from that cupcake design goes directly toward their cause!
Quebrada Baking Co.
Arlington, Belmont, Watertown, Wellesley
The traditional chocolate cupcake from Quebrada IS something to write home about! The buttercream frosting is simply divine! They also boast an absolutely delicious vegan cupcake, available with either vegan chocolate or vanilla frosting. Be sure to check out the fresh croissants while you are there!
If you are a fan of baking shows, you have probably heard about Georgetown Cupcake! Founded by sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, Georgetown Cupcake was featured on the TLC show DC Cupcakes. This bakery has brought its cupcakes to Boston — and it certainly lives up to the hype! They boast a staggering amount of creative flavors (including their signature red velvet cupcake — yum!), and you can even place delivery orders on their website!
Plymouth :: Mashpee :: Foxborough :: Wareham :: Newport, RI
Every day, the bakers at Cupcake Charlie’s choose their “flavor of the day” cupcake from one of dozens of unique recipes! You can find out what their flavor of the day is at each location by checking out their social media pages. Each cupcake is hand decorated and baked fresh daily. The “Hostess with the Mostess” cupcake brings you right back to your childhood, complete with the little white icing swirl on top!
It is clear why Cupcake City was voted best bakery on the North Shore! Their salted caramel cupcake is drool worthy! They offer a wide variety of seasonal cupcakes (hello, December’s Gingerbread cupcake!), and their specialty cupcake menu changes daily. And, if you aren’t going to be heading to Reading anytime soon, don’t fear! Their mobile cupcake truck can be found around the city as well as at some concerts at the Xfinity Center and festivals around the state! It is also available to rent, if you would like delicious cupcakes to come right to your event!
Little Miss Cupcape
Originally a Cape Cod exclusive, Little Miss Cupcape also has a home on Boston’s Newbury Street for those who need their “cupcape” fix year round! We love this shop’s clever cupcake names — like “dock chocolate raspberry,” “lighthouse lemon,” and “buoy buckeye” — when it’s the dead of winter and we’re missing our beach days. Another perk with this spot? They offer both full size and mini options. You know, in case you need to try them all!
Oakleaf Cakes Bake Shop
If you’ve ever walked by Oakleaf and gazed through the windows at the whimsical confections, you know this spot is something special. Oakleaf is known for pushing the limits of what is possible in the world of cakes. And their cupcakes show just how good simple, from-scratch baking can be!
Looking for a cupcake or sweet treat that’s allergy friendly? Check out our roundup of six amazing allergen-safe bakeries in the Boston area!