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Sweet Treats Surround Boston's Convention Centers (Part II: Hynes)

Our tour of sweet treats and delicious desserts around Boston continues, this time centered around the Hynes Convention Center! Including locations near Newbury Street and Copley Square, these popular spots are steps away from the Hynes to grab a quick treat unique to the Boston experience. Take a look at few of our favorite places where you and your attendees can enjoy desserts including regional favorites, international offerings, and more for all palates!

Läderach Chocolatier Suisse
Connected to the Hynes, 2.1 miles from BCEC

Located in the Prudential Center (connected to and within the same complex as the Hynes), this Swiss chocolate shop is the perfect place to taste and see countless sheets of chocolate. With different assortments, the options are endless for traditional and innovative chocolate lovers.

Editor’s Recommendation: FrischSchoggi

Figure 1 Laderach

Connected to the Hynes, 2.1 miles from BCEC

Another great spot in the Prudential Center is Eataly Boston, combining Italian delicacies and groceries into a one-stop food emporium. For sweet treats after dinner at Terra (one of four restaurants within Eataly), grab gelato at Il Gelato or pastries at La Pasticceria.

Editor’s Recommendation: Fior di latte gelato

Figure 2 Eataly

Lady M
0.1 miles from Hynes, 2.3 miles from BCEC

Lady M specializes in crepe cakes, a classic and chic treat that packs unique flavors in between perfectly thin layers of crepe. Grab a slice after dinner and try all the flavors with your peers – a perfect treat to take on the go!

Editor’s Recommendation: Matcha Crepe

Figure 3 LadyM

0.2 miles from Hynes, 2.0 miles from BCEC

Located on the street level of the Lenox Hotel, Lindt has its own chocolate shop where you can handpick your flavors. Perfect for a sweet goodie bag to take home!

Editor’s Recommendation: Dark Chocolate Lindor Truffle

Figure 4 Lindt

0.2 miles from Hynes, 2.1 miles from BCEC

New to Newbury Street, Zero& differentiates itself from other boba places by featuring low-calorie sugar and no artificial flavors. For a health-conscious sweet tooth, Zero& is a great option with fresh drinks and desserts. 

Editor’s Recommendation: Coconut Zero

Figure 5 Zero&

0.2 miles from Hynes, 2.2 miles from BCEC

Founded in Paris, this is the place for Italian gelato and a macaroon in one bite. Amorino’s signature rose petal scoops on the cone are both a treat and a picture-worthy moment.

Editor’s Recommendation: L’inimitabile (Hazelnut chocolate)

Figure 6 Amorino

Levain Bakery
0.3 miles from Hynes, 2.0 miles from BCEC

When heading over to Newbury Street, stroll past the small businesses and boutiques in Boston brownstones. Head over to Levain, a popular bakery which originated in New York City, and grab a delicious cookie while shopping.

Editor’s Recommendation: Coconut caramel cookie

Figure 7 Levain

Jonquils Cafe & Bakery
0.5 miles from Hynes, 1.8 miles from BCEC

Jonquils presents its pastries and desserts in a stylish manner. Stop by in between meetings for geometric desserts that are memorable and bold in flavors. 

Editor’s Recommendation: Exotique Spheres

Figure 8 Jonquils

There are other notable bakeries within walking distance of the Hynes or a short ride away via public transportation (the T). Put on your walking shoes or hop on the T to check out these spots for more delicious treats!

Blackbird Doughnuts
1.1 miles from Hynes, 1.8 miles from BCEC

With locations around the city, Blackbird Doughnuts offers a wide variety of flavors including seasonal specials. The 492 Tremont location is in the South End, a neighborhood of Boston next to the Back Bay (where the Hynes is located). Blackbird has donuts for both sweet and savory palates as well as coffeeshop beverages. Grab some Blackbird Doughnuts with an iced coffee before heading to your next meeting!

Editor’s Recommendation: The Blackbird

Figure 10 Blackbird Doughnuts

Japonaise Bakery & Cafe
1.4 miles from Hynes, 3.5 miles from BCEC

With Japanese pastries featuring cute designs and several bread and sandwich offerings, this bakery across from the Saint Mary’s Green Line station recently reopened after remodeling. Go early to beat the lines! After picking up your delicious treats, take the Green Line farther down to Coolidge Corner to explore the center of Brookline, a neighboring city to Boston.

Editor’s Recommendation: Strawberry Cream Pu

Figure 9 Japonaise Bakery & Cafe

Share with us your favorite place from this list! Check out our Hynes Dining & Entertainment Guide for more places to eat and socialize near the Hynes. We hope your sweet tooth is ready to indulge before or after your meeting at the convention center!

This blog post was written by our intern Emily Huang, who is a junior at Boston University majoring in Event Management & Marketing.