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Best Chocolate Chip Desserts On The North Shore And In Merrimack Valley

May 15, 2013 6:00 AM

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National Chocolate Chip Day is May 15th. Enjoy desserts featuring the favorite bite-sized treats in a range of ways, from cookies and ice creams to breads and muffins. Whether you are looking to sip a coffee drink at a local café alongside a chocolate chip dessert or grab a sandwich and soup for take-out with something sweet to go along with it, the following spots on the North Shore and in Merrimack Valley offer selections that will leave you satisfied.
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Bean & Leaf Cafe
12 Bearskin Neck
Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-7500
www.beanandleafcafe.net

For coffee drinks as well as eats with picturesque views, Bean & Leaf Cafe is a favorite restaurant in the Rockport area. It serves up wraps, soups and salads; but it also makes a wide range of desserts. For chocolate lovers, indulge in one of the chocolate chip muffins or one of the many pastries and desserts. There are seven layer bars, fresh-baked cookies, mousse pie, cheesecake and much more.

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White Farms
326 High St
Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-2633
www.facebook.com/White-Farms-Homemade-Ice-Cream

When the weather warms up, nothing hits the spot like frozen yogurt or ice cream while sitting in the sun at picnic tables with your family or friends. Up in Ipswich, look for the popular spot with the cow statue proudly on the roof and you’ll find White Farms. It has been around for almost 60 years, scooping up all the classic flavors. If you love chocolate chips, there is everything you could ask for: mocha chip, coconut chip, raspberry chip or even one flavor featuring plenty of chocolate chunks.

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Kushco Bistro
128 Washington St.
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-6996
www.kushcobistro.com

Kushco Bistro in Salem, MA, offers up fresh, healthy cuisine that caters to those who have diet restrictions, along with vegetarians and vegans. From sandwiches and soups to its pita pizzas, it’s a family-friendly spot with a wide variety of dishes to try. For dessert, it is known for fat-free, dairy-free or sugar-free frozen yogurt. For those who don’t have calorie counting on their minds, it offers sundaes and a long list of toppings to have with the frozen treat. Indulge on fro-yo with chocolate chips, chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate sprinkles or chocolate fudge, along with the many other selections like fruits, candies or even cereal. Plus, locals will be pleased to learn that Kushco even delivers.

Related: Best Chocolate Shops In Boston

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Great Harvest Bread
4 Sunapee St.
Nashua, NH 03063
(603) 881-4422
www.greatharvestnashua.com

Located in Nashua, NH, you’ll find an eatery perfect for breakfast, lunch, snack or whenever hunger strikes during the day at Great Harvest Bread. It prides itself on making fresh, hearty, nutritious breads, which you can enjoy on their own or with spreads and sandwiches. It also has plenty of offerings like soup and even sweets. Locals love the samples Great Harvest tends to give out. Satisfy a sweet tooth with chocolate bread, classic chocolate chip cookies and the tasty pumpkin chocolate chip bread or muffins.

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Frederick’s Pastries
25 S. River Road
Bedford, NH 03110
(603) 647-2253
www.pastry.net

Located in Bedford, NH, Frederick’s Pastries is the one-stop shop for pre-ordering special holiday or wedding cakes and treats. But it also offers desserts daily – like fresh cannolis with chocolate chips, cookies, pastries and cupcakes. It even has a unique platter where you get the ricotta and chocolate chips in a dip form, with chips made up of the cannoli shell to dip it in. Another highlight on the menu is the reverse chocolate chip whoopie cookie or the regular chocolate chip whoopie cookie, featuring chocolate chunk cookies that are filled with Frederick’s delicious buttercream.

Related: National Chocolate Chip Day Photo Gallery

Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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