The cupcake lover in me knew that while going to Boston that one of my main places to stop was… well, every bakery I could possibly get to within 3 days! Unfortunately, there’s only so much time and WAY too many places to go in Boston! But I did get to stop at a few places! One place that I was looking forward to but was not able to get there was Crumbs. They are apparently in the financial district and only open Monday – Friday. I had a similar let down while in DC this past Spring. The retail manager in me wants to shake their operations manager and just say, “What the??” I know they’ve lost my business twice… I can only imagine how many other people they have lost the opportunity to sell to because of poor location and hours… just saying! :|
But anyways, here’s a low down on the businesses that did get my business this past weekend and a lot of it at that!
Georgetown Cupcake was one of my first stops while in Boston! I honestly didn’t know much about Georgetown Cupcakes other than they were suppose to be amazing. So, I knew I had to make the stop. They’re located at 83 Newbury Street and just getting there is a challenge. There’s so many gorgeous things to distract you… but I got there and oh!
The first time (yes, I went twice) I picked up the above cupcakes which included : vanilla birthday, gluten-free vanilla and chocolate (I always have to try any vegan or gluten free specials.), strawberry, red velvet, coconut and chocolate pb chip. Wow! Wow! WOW! There wasn’t a single one that I disliked or even came close to not liking. I’m personally not a big fan of chocolate pb chip but I was left with one more option and I asked the cashier which was her favorite and she responded immediately with chocolate pb chip. I won’t lie, it was amazing. We decided to stop by a second time before leaving and pick up a few to take home. This run (which I didn’t get a photo of) included: key lime, mint cookies and creme, salted caramel, chocolate ganache, chocolate and vanilla and chocolate birthday. All amazing – again. I’m not a big chocolate fan when it comes to baked goods but I figured if I was to ever like chocolate then it would be from Georgetown so I decided to give it all a try. It was definitely great but I’m still a vanilla girl!
Some other bakery/cafe stops included Flour in South End (1595 Washington St.). They had some great treats. Unfortunately, we were full when we got there so I only picked up a few cupcakes on the go. I got a basic chocolate with vanilla icing and a vegan chocolate. Both were great cakes. Unfortunately, the vegan didn’t have any icing. I understand that it may be difficult to accommodate the vegan factor but it still would have been nice). Overall, it was an adorable little spot. I wasn’t in love with its location but I’ll go on about that in another post. And let’s face it, this quote is definitely true!
Another highly recommended stop was South End Buttery (314 Shawmut Avenue). Another adorable little stop but I wasn’t in the mood for anything. Now that I look back I’m pretty disappointed that I didn’t pick up any thing – at all! If you’re looking for some good recommendations stop by The Everygirl! Danielle and Alaina have a ton of favorites featured!
Lastly, we made a stop at Isabelle’s Curly Cakes in Beacon Hill. We had noticed the shop a few times during the weekend and finally stopped in on Monday before heading out. I was curious seeing that their cupcakes were almost double the price of Georgetown! They were definitely bigger in size but didn’t live up to the amazingness that is Georgetown. The cakes were heavy and the icing just tasted like plain butter with absolutely no flavor. You would have probably thought that you were sitting next to Candace Nelson and Florian Bellange while we picked them apart! :x I really hate to talk badly about any place on here but I just would not recommend it to a friend and wouldn’t want to mislead anyone. Moral of the story – Go To Georgetown! Just go!
Lastly, when it comes to sweet treats, how can I forget Pinkberry and these amazing little macarons. I’ve never been to Pinkberry. Yes, it’s true. I’m always wanted to go and when I spotted the first Pinkberry (on Friday night) I knew I had to try some. Unfortunately, we were on our way to dinner and as much as I wanted Pinkberry, I was also looking forward to our dinner choice that night. So, I passed… and all night I regretted that decision. Fast forward to Sunday, we ended up going down to Newbury again. While eating dinner I noticed a lot of people passing with Pinkberry cups… one google search later and I learned that there was another around the corner! Wo! And I was off. At that point I was already stuffed from an amazing dinner but refused to go back to the hotel without some Pinkberry! I decided on a mini cup with strawberries, kiwi, mango and 3 raspberries the awesome associate managed to squeeze into the cup! Amazing! If I had to pick between Georgetown and Pinkberry I honestly don’t know which would be my favorite.
Oh wait, then there were the macarons. These amazing little treats. We got a variety of them as well including caramel, lavender, pistachio, pina colada, raspberry, orange, lemon (I think) and strawberry. They were amazing. I actually had a whole entry typed up about how horrible it was that I forget to get the name of the bakery that made these amazing little treats. Luckily, through the power of google I found them! The bakery is Cakeology which may actually sound familiar to you because they were on Cupcake Wars back in 2010. I am so excited that I found out who they were and definitely plan to stop in their shop the next time I’m in Boston!