This time of year, Bostonians typically get a major sweet tooth. Our New Year’s resolutions have long fallen by the wayside, our Valentine’s Day chocolates have run out, and there are still a few weeks before it’s socially okay to over-indulge in Easter candy (Cadbury creme eggs, anyone?). Satisfy your sugar craving by visiting one of these wonderfully nostalgic local candy shops.
(Image Credit: Lulu's)

(Image Credit: Lulu’s)


Lulu’s Sweet Shop
57 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 742-0070
www.lulussweetshoppeboston.com

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.

(Image Credit: Hidden Sweets)

(Image Credit: Hidden Sweets)


Hidden Sweets
The Atrium Shopping Center
25 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 497-2600
www.harvardsquare.com

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.

(Image Credit: Au Chocolat)

(Image Credit: Au Chocolat)


Au Chocolat 
35 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 737-1197
www.treats.net

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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(Image Credit: Taza Chocolate)

(Image Credit: Taza Chocolate)


Taza Chocolate Factory Shop
561 Windsor Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-0804
www.tazachocolate.com

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.

(Image Credit: Felicity Sweets)

(Image Credit: Felicity Sweets)


Felicity Sweets
579 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 262-0707
www.felicitysweets.com

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.

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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.