Boston’s Best Milkshakes

October 30, 2013 6:00 AM

(Photo from Cobblestone)

Milkshakes are an indulgent treat to enjoy year round. Offered all around Boston, everywhere from fast-food burger joints to restaurants and bars, they pair perfectly with just about every food. The following spots offer the best milkshakes to go or to sip while sitting and staying a while at these locations.
(Photo from B Good)

(Photo from B Good)

B. Good
84 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 357-7192

Take a break from shopping in Downtown Crossing for a shake and a burger, without the guilt, at B. Good. Locations have been popping up of this fast-food restaurant in various neighborhoods, since it offers fresh, affordable food, with no surprises since you know where it came from, see who is making it and even can view all the nutritional information and ingredients of what is in it. Milkshakes come in two sizes, 16 or 24 ounces, with the choice of ice cream or non-fat frozen yogurt featured in them. The options include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, chocolate malt or drunk Elvis and there are also fruits to have mixed in as well.

Photo from JM Curley)

Photo from JM Curley)

Jm Curley
21 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-5333

Jm Curley serves up burgers, macaroni and cheese, salads and other all-American-type meals. There are also plenty of beer and specialty cocktails to choose from. But a highlight is definitely the shakes or, as Jm Curley calls them, Concretes. For $7, the shake starts with vanilla ice cream and then mixes in creative combinations of toppings featured on a list of signature concretes. The Taste the Rainbow shake features Skittles, grape soda and rainbow Nerds while the Crunchy Hipster has white fudge pretzels, bacon, M&M’s and Butterfinger. Adult shakes are just an additional $2 and are spiked with bourbon, rum and other liquors, like the Banana Split with creme de banana, salty roasted peanuts, strawberries and sprinkles.

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Hidyan Café
80 Kilmarnock St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 437-0966

Located in the Fenway area, Hidyan Café has a variety of menu selections including pizza, pasta, subs and delicious wraps including gyro or falafel. It also has a wide range of options for milkshakes, starting at just $4.34. Choose between vanilla and chocolate and then add fruits like banana or blueberry, nuts including pistachios and candies such as Butterfinger and Twix to mix into the shake. Hidyan even has chocolate or carrot cake, brownies and graham crackers as well, amongst the lengthy list of tasty treats to mix and sip in your shake.

(Photo from Blue Inc)

(Photo from Blue Inc)

Blue Inc
131 Broad St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 261-5353

Right in the Financial District and steps from the Waterfront, Blue Inc is “Hell’s Kitchen” TV star and everyone’s favorite blue-haired executive chef Jason Santos’ restaurant. Head here for a sophisticated sit-down lunch or dinner with options like mussels, pork belly, duck confit and ahi tuna. Blue also has a standout milkshake selection unique from any other Boston-area spot. The liquid nitrogen milkshakes are just $7 and come in six varieties which are chocolate cherry, coffee, walnut praline, blueberry pie, peanut butter banana, root beer and toasted marshmallow. Amp up the shake with a blend of liqueurs for $5, for an adult version of the already innovative options.

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(Photo from Cobblestone)

(Photo from Cobblestone)

227 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
(857) 263-8057

Newcomer to the North End, Cobblestone has hearty salads, burgers, sandwiches and even rotisserie chicken. It also has a lot of beverages to pick from like iced coffee, iced tea, lemonade and a variety of juices. When a milkshake craving strikes, Cobblestone makes simple shakes that will hit the spot. Flavors include coffee, vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, all for under $5.

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