Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top dessert sources in Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.
November is one of the top months of the year for consumer spending at food and beverage shops across the Boston area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of customer relationship management software and marketing automation for small businesses. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Boston-area food and beverage shops rose to $22 for the metro area in November of last year, second only to December with an average of $25, and 5% higher than the average for the rest of the year.
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1. Mike's Pastry
Topping the list is North End's Mike's Pastry, situated at 300 Hanover St. (between Wesley and Lathrop places). With four stars out of 7,033 reviews on Yelp, the bakery, which offers desserts, gelato and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
2. Bova's Bakery
North End's Bova's Bakery, located at 134 Salem St. (between Noyes Place and Prince Street), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bakery 4.5 stars out of 1,115 reviews.
Caffébene, a breakfast and brunch spot that offers coffee, tea, desserts and more in Fenway, is another go-to, with four stars out of 228 Yelp reviews. Head over to 333 Massachusetts Ave. (between Huntington Avenue and St. Botolph Street) to see for yourself.
4. Spinelli's Ravioli & Pastry Shoppe
Finally, check out Spinelli's Ravioli & Pastry Shoppe. Located at 282 Bennington St. (between Chelsea and Bremen streets) in East Boston, the bakery and caterer spot currently has 3.5 stars out of 102 reviews on Yelp.