Desserts & Bakeries

Satisfy your sweet tooth with one of these fantastic Cambridge desserts and bakeries. You’ll love how Cambridge bakeries know their audience and bring fresh food to the city, and you’ll delight in the luxurious and rich desserts that can be found from Holyoke Street through Mass Ave.

Read our blog post about the best Cambridge sweets, treats, and desserts here.

(Make desserts every day of the year! Click here for some delicious recipes.)

Delicious Desserts and Cupakes

In Harvard Square? Check out Sweet. Sweet is a Boston and Cambridge based cupcakery, with flavors that change by the season so you are always getting the freshest ingredients. They’re beautiful, delicious, and with a huge selection, you can’t miss out at Sweet.

Love cupcakes but need something that’s gluten-free? Then Violette Gluten-Free Bakery is for you. Sweet has gluten-free options, but that’s not what they’re known for (however, Sweet is great for peanut allergies!).

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Photo by D. Bell

Violette offers real, tasty cupcakes, point blank. Only they’re gluten-free, so they’re edible for everyone and they’re good for you, too.

Petsi Pies

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Pies for All!

Check out Petsi Pies for the best tasting pies in the world. You can get sweet or savory pies, so you’ll be able to satisfy any kind of craving, and walk away feeling great, too.

This local pie shop is a Cambridge favorite, not to mention a Cambridge.com one.

Middle Eastern Treats

Need something with a little more kick? We love the earthquake cookies at Sofra Bakery & Cafe. Sofra is a Middle Eastern inspired bakery.

Here, you won’t find cupcakes or pies, but you will find decadent baklavas and melt-in-your-math goodness. If you go to one Cambridge bakery for some desserts, make Sofra your go-to place.

Ice Cream, You Scream, we all Scream!

Kick back and relax with ice cream at J.P. Licks. There’s tons of flavors to make even the picky eaters happy. And if you love frozen yogurt and sorbets, you can’t go wrong with BerryLine. Mix in your favorite fruits and make your dessert a happy one!

Waffles are Desserts, too!

We also love Zinneken’s, where you can taste the best dang waffle in the universe. Straight out of Belgium, these waffles are chewy, soft, and all-around good. They’re in Harvard Square, so take the red line over now and get yourself some.

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