2 min readBy Published On: October 13th, 2023Categories: Eat and Drink1 Comment on Celebrate National Dessert Day in South Boston

Did someone say dessert?!?! Saturday, Oct. 14th is National Dessert Day! Here are some of my Southie favorites to inspire your celebration!


Capo desserts are some of my all-time favorites. I think I have had the Torta Di Chocolate for every birthday since they have been open. One time, after one too many drinks, I was complimenting the Tiramisu so much that the bartender sent out the pastry chef. Insider’s tip – Capo is offering an apple pie making class this month!

Bar Volpe

Keeping with the Italian theme, Bar Volpe has delicious options. They have an amazing Olive Oil Cake. I know it sounds odd but it is so good! Also, the Strawberry Cannoli is amazing.


Every time I go to Hunter’s, I have to get the beignets! They are so light and fluffy. The chocolate sauce to dip them in is life-changing.

Moonshine 152

Moonshine’s butterscotch pudding is delicious. And I know you are thinking of butterscotch pudding?…But it is amazing and nostalgic, so you can’t go wrong. The seasonal special is a pumpkin pistachio baklava crinkle, which sounds so good!


In addition to their delicious carrot cake, Publico has several other desserts you should definitely try!  Oreo cheesecake, yes, please! Coffee and donuts, sure! Publico also has delicious chocolate chip cookies served with either a glass of vanilla milk or substitute vanilla ice cream!


The churros from Chilacates are my most ordered dessert. I have to get them every time I order. The best part is the dulce de leche dipping sauce. It is far superior to the chocolate sauce.


Have you had the Butter Cake at Mastro’s? It’s legendary. Buttery deliciousness topped with fresh whipped cream and strawberries!

Espresso Martini

I don’t know if this counts but my favorite dessert is drinkable. And espresso martinis deserved to be celebrated every day. I love to have one on the rocks after every meal. My favorites are from Capo, Petula’s, and Publico’s.

Image of Moonshine’s butterscotch pudding via JUSTIN SAGLIO FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

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  1. mplo October 15, 2023 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Hi there! Those desserts look amazing, but I have to admit that, since I’m a chocolate lover, that chocolate layer cake with the chocolate frosting really caught my eye–and got my mouth watering!! Wheee!

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