Lulu’s Sweet Shop
57 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113
Not only does Lulu’s Sweet Shop have sweets and candy of all sorts, but it also has some of the best ice cream in town – including its beloved cookie dough flavor. Not in the mood for a frozen treat in March? Try one of its freshly baked cupcakes or a slice of cake. Many Lulu’s fans recommend the chocolate cake, which they claim is unbeatable. Conveniently located in the North End, Lulu’s is a great place to stop for dessert after a nice Italian dinner or during a weekend stroll along the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
The Atrium Shopping Center
25 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Hidden Sweets is a hallmark of Harvard Square. Located right in the center of town, its funky sign and adorable shop is pretty hard to miss. This is an old school-style candy shop where visitors can fill bags with their favorite treats and pay by weight. The shop also sells fun Boston-themed gifts like Red Sox apparel, Harvard sweatshirts and postcards, so it is a great place for tourists to stop in for a sweet treat.
35 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
Au Chocolate is a high-end chocolatier in downtown Boston in the financial district. It is a great spot to pick up nice candies to give as a hostess gift or for a loved one’s birthday. Definitely try the Oreo caramel stuffed chocolate truffles. No time to make a trip to downtown Boston to pick up your chocolates? That is no problem, shoppers can always put in their order online on Au Chocolat’s website for home or office delivery. The shop offers free shipping for orders over $75, so buying in bulk is a great option.
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Taza Chocolate Factory Shop
561 Windsor Street
Somerville, MA 02143
The Taza Chocolate Factory Shop is the best place to purchase organic, fair trade chocolates in the Boston area. The company imports certified fair trade cocoa and manufactures its delectable chocolates right in Somerville. Taza offers factory tours and has an on-site gift shop featuring all sorts of delicious treats. True chocolate lovers will love the collaboration with South Boston-based Organic Bath Co. which culminated in chocolate bath scrub.
579 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
Felicity Sweets in Boston’s South End is about more than just candy, it is about the whole shopping experience. It also offers adorable crafts and gifts, mustards and jams, and jewelry. All together, Felicity Sweets is a one-stop shop for all of our boutique needs. It offers a variety of organic and fair trade candies, including Lake Champlain Chocolates. The milk chocolate macadamia nut clusters are a must try and the peanut butter cups are a to-die-for take on the Reese’s classic.
Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.