Our Favorite Places To Buy Christmas Cookies in Boston

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Let us know in the comments where your favorites are or any that we missed!

Blackers Bake Shop

This bakery in Newton is a great stop for nut free and kosher cookies.

Clear Flour Bread

Stop by this bakery that specialized in French and Italian inspired baked treats for some really delicious Christmas cookies.

Cookie Time Bakery


This bakery, formerly Lakota Bakery, has a large variety of cookies. Their cookies are also sold at retail locations like Formaggio Kitchen and Pemberton Farms. Be sure to try our favorite, the Old School Peanut Butter Cookie.

Flour Bakery and Cafe

Boston and Cambridge

Joanne Chang’s bakery cafe is known for reinforcing the “Eat Dessert First” mantra. Stop by one of the locations for delicious cookies like the homemade chocolate sandwich cookies with seasonal filling (also available gluten free.)

Formaggio Kitchen

Boston and Cambridge

Perfect stop for European boxed cookies and also check out their selection of local and in house freshly baked cookies.

Hi Rise Bread Co.


This bakery has some of the best looking iced cookies that are quirky and fun.

Party Favors


Come for cupcakes, and stay for the cookies! Party Favors has a selection of a variety of cookies including decorated holiday sugar cookies.

Quebrada Baking Co.

Wellesley, Arlington, and Belmont

Quebrada Baking Co has great vegan options with delicious sugar cookies.


Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge

All nut, butter, and caramel cookies lovers rejoice at Tatte. This bakery is also a perfect place to grab a gorgeous hostess gift.

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5 Roses for Mom: Mother’s Day in Boston

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Rose is a rose is a rose. So goes the poem by Gertrude Stein.  In Boston this year, a rose doesn’t have to be a rose for Mother’s Day.  Here are some rose alternatives for your unique mom who deserves a unique rose.

Tatte is a local bakery that is filled to the brim with nut tarts, butter cookies, and so much more, is also known for their pastry roses.  Tatte’s chocolate roses have swirl upon swirl of pastry rolled with chocolatey deliciousness.


This is Tatte’s cinnamon pecan rose. They also make a chocolate rose and halvah rose.

Not every mom has a sweet tooth.  For moms who want something completely different, treat her to lunch or dinner at Mix It Restaurant on Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge for a meal that is both beautiful and delicious.  Mix It’s dishes are all gorgeously presented but nothing quite takes our breath away like the sushi roses.


A sushi rose from Mix It Restaurant in Cambridge. This is part of their new spring dish: Blossom Row.


Praliné Artisanal Confections is a taste of Paris in Belmont.  They have mastered the macaron with the perfect balance of chewiness in the macaron and then flavorful but not overpowering filling.  Their rose macarons are beautifully pink and taste sweet and summery in a delicate way.  No one will complain that these taste like perfume, but if you’re not sure mom likes rose-flavored confections then there are plenty of other flavors and colors to choose from.

Typically when you think of rose water and rose in food it is Turkish or Middle Eastern sweets that come to mind. Sofra Bakery & Café serves a cocoa rose tea and has a scrumptious almond rose cake.  If mom likes a good cocktail though, bring her to Sarma for her rose. Sarma’s “The Alchemists Concession” is made with a refreshing Grilled Cucumber Vodka, Lemon, Rose Water, and Campari. If mom is expecting, then perhaps they can pull together this Rose Sharbat which is rosy and refreshing but contains no alcohol

The Seaport is a place that we love to go as a family.  Eat well, take a stroll by the water and explore a little.  This Mother’s Day, Babbo’s Pizzeria e Enoteca, along with all of Mario Batali’s establishments, will be raising money for Every Mother Counts, which is an organization founded by Christy Turlington to address the barriers to maternal health around the world and at home. Every Mother Counts works to give transportation to healthcare providers, education, and health supplies to health centers and caregivers,

Babbo’s “Orange Rose” dish will be Golden Beet and Goat Cheese Cappellacci with orange and fennel pollen. In addition to Babbo’s “Orange Rose” special, their regular menu will be available to celebrate Mom throughout Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.




10 Unexpected Places To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Boston

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Friendly Toast

You can’t go wrong with breakfast served all day. Match that with a honey salt rimmed margarita for the 5th!
The sour mix is made in house and they also infuse the jalapeño tequila in house too.
Back Bay and Cambridge

Poké City

Why not celebrate the 5th with a trendy Sushi Burrito? Grab one at Poké City, a new Hawaiian restaurant located
between Porter Square and Harvard.

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Kane’s Donuts

This old-time local favorite is a great option evey day, but for a twist on your Cinco de Mayo celebration,
stop by for one of their margarita donuts to have with your coffee (or margarita).
Boston and Saugus

Commonwealth Kitchen Pop-Up at The Street in Chestnut Hill

Join The Dining Car for two festive additions to their spring menu — Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas Torta and a plate of Macho Nachos.

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Looking for a twist on the traditional? Get your taco fix with Bulgogi tacos at this Korean fusion restaurant in Allston.

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Hit up this hidden jewel (that has a great jazz brunch and free validated parking btw) for a few orders of Pork Belly Tacos and a “Pablo’s Pick,” Don Julio tequila, fresh lime juice, and soda water.

The Bancroft

Enjoy a margarita surrounded by stately elegance in the suburbs at this farm to table (from their actual owned farm) restaurant.


Celebrate today at Committee, a modern industrial chic inspiration of a Greek tavern, with a margarita. Bonus if the weather cooperates because they have a fantastic wrap-around bar and outside patio.

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Tiger Mama

If you’re looking for a fun place to have a fun drink, look no further than Tiger Mama down the street from Fenway Park. You won’t be disappointed with the Asian fusion, street-food inspired menu from Top Chef Tiffani Faison.


You’ll find creative, instagram-worthy drinks here with delicious small bites and flatbreads. Jody Adam’s Trade, located just a block away from South Station, is a perfect destination for an upscale group outing.

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