Sure, dinner and a movie is always a great option for date night, but sometimes it's nice to spice it up a bit...with cinnamon...and sugar...and chocolate. But seriously, what's more romantic than getting cozy with your S.O., sharing a decadent treat that leaves you both giddy from that inevitable sugar high? So regardless of how the rest of your night goes, these 10 sweet Boston date ideas will leave you and your boo completely satisfied.
Taza Chocolate Bar // 100 Hanover Street
Lovers (chocolate lovers to be exact) will be in cocoa heaven at the Taza Chocolate Bar. Perfectly nestled in the Boston Public Market, work up a sweet tooth as you peruse the charming market and satisfy those cravings with a chocolatey Taza drink. For a more interactive date idea, get a sneak peek at how the tasty treats are manufactured and check out the Taza Chocolate factory in Somerville.
Boston Burger Company // 1100 Boylston St
This Bean town gem isn't only known for its burgers. If you've never heard of the freak frappe, well, allow me to introduce you. A creamy milkshake base, piled high with a cheesecake here, a red velvet cake there, all smothered in whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and any other sugar infused product you can think of. Think of it as a frappe on crack.
Top of the Hub // 800 Boylston Street
If you want an excuse to (pretend) to be fancy for a night, head to the Top of the Hub restaurant and indulge in the dessert menu. You could, of course, treat yourself to a full-on dinner...but it ain't gonna be cheap. If you don't want to spend your entire paycheck in one night, just go straight to the dessert menu and split something - totally worth it, and you'll take in some great views of the city.
Toscanini // 899 Main St. Cambridge
If N.Y. Time's says it's the best ice cream in the world, I'd say it's definitely worthy of a date night. Ice cream satisfies any sweet tooth, especially when it comes in intriguing flavors like burnt caramel, butter almond and ginger snap molasses.
Tatte Bakery and Cafe // 1003 Beacon Street, Brookline
Pair a warm latte with something from Tatte's insane pastry collection and you've got the makings for an adorably sweet date. Oh and when Buzzfeed says it's one of the"25 Bakeries in the World You Have to See Before You Die,” then you know it's gotta be good.
Union Square Donuts // 20 Bow Street, Somerville
What hits that sweet tooth sweet-spot better than donuts? Get a couple different flavors (make sure one of them is the maple bacon) and sample the goods together. S'cute.
Fomu // 655 Tremont St.
So you and bae are on the vegan train? No worries, there's a Boston dessert destination with your name written all over it. Made with coconut milk, the healthy(ish) treats made at Fomu are incredibly delicious and a fun alternative to basic ice cream.
Mike's Pastry Shop // 300 Hanover Street
If you've somehow never ventured to the infamous Mike's Pastry Shop, I'd definitely recommend stocking up on some of their crazy good cannolis and stuffing your faces at North End Park. This is Boston dessert at its finest.
Petsi Pies // 285 Beacon St, Somerville
A slice of pie is basically a metaphor for sharing a slice of your heart...Right? After chowing down on one of the slices at Petsi Pies it should be.
Black Bird Donuts // 492 Tremont St, Boston
Yes, another donut shop. But once you take one bite of these heaven sent treats, you'll understand. Grab a few donuts stroll through the streets of the South End for a date idea straight out of a movie.
Flour Bakery + Cafe // 12 Farnsworth St
This place is worth a visit for the sticky bun alone. But then again, the cookies, macaroons, biscottis, cakes, breads, and brownies aren't terrible either.