Local Boston Treats for Easter Baskets

Does Easter always sneak up on you or is it just me? I’m typically in full panic mode trying to figure out which day is what and what in the world I’m going to pull together for baskets this year.

My blogger friends and I have been working to hunt down amazing local Boston (and Massachusetts and New England) products for Easter baskets, and I can’t wait to share them with you.

You don’t have to limit your treats to what you find at the local big box or drugstore, here is some inspiration for products from local to Boston and New England companies and some ideas where you can pick those products up.

Check out even more local ideas from my blogger friends:
Easter Baskets: Something for Everyone
Easter: A Tisket A Tasket A Local Boston Basket
Ready for Easter?

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Farm Lollipops from Pure Sugar Candy
Macarons from Maca Boston

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Sugar Balls from Pure Sugar Candy
Chocolate in Foil from Wayside Country Store

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Harbor Sweets Chocolate
Mini Caramel Turtles from Wayside Country Store

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Large Egg from Pao de Brasil
Gather Chocolates from Harbor Sweets
Cookies from A Dozen Eggs

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Pie, Cookies, and Cupcakes from Bisousweet

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Cookies from A Dozen Eggs

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Pure Sugar Candy

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Gather Chocolates by Harbor Sweets

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Cupcakes and Cookies by Bisousweet and Sugar Carrots by Pure Sugar Candy

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Chocolate Dipped Peeps by Phillips Candy House

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Product Inspiration:
A Dozen Eggs
Bisousweet
E Frances
ehchocolatier
Gray Mist
Harbor Sweets
la Burdick
Maca Boston
Phillips Candy House
Pure Sugar Candy
Royce Chocolates
Seacoast Sweets
Spindler Confections

Where to Shop in Person:
Brothers Marketplace
Cardullo’s
ehchocolatier
Formaggio
Gray Mist
Harbor Sweets
la Burdick
Maca Boston
Magic Beans
Pao de Brasil
Phillips Candy House
Wilson Farm
Wayside Country Store

Disclosure: Some of the products listed above were invited to submit product samples for review and photography opportunities. All opinions, as always, are my own.

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5 Places for Pie in Boston

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Happy Pi(e) Day! No better way to celebrate than to make plans for ALL THE PIE. My friends and I did the VERY HARD (and delicious) work of hunting down some of the best pie Boston has to offer. Here are our suggestions to get your pie on!

1. Shoofly Pie Baking Co

Shoofly Pie Delivery Company Boston Jamaica Plain

The pies from our first stop are absolutely gorgeous (like the cherry lattice pie above) but they are also delicious. I’ve been dreaming of this pie since our tasting. It’s also fighting for my favorite pie crust ever. Ever. So good. Here is the best thing about the Shoofly Pie Baking Co… DELIVERY. Can you hear the angels singing? This small batch bakery announces weekly flavors on Thursday of each week and ordering is available through the following Tuesday. Orders are placed one week in advance and delivered on Sundays and Wednesdays. Current delivery locations in Boston are Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Roslindale and Hyde Park. We are conducting a trial delivery location in Brookline for SUNDAY DELIVERY ONLY.

Live outside of the delivery area? Give them a shout through their website. OR consider them for your next party, office lunch, or wedding.

2. KO Pies

KO Pies Menu South Boston

Aussie Pie KO Pies Boston

If comfort food is what you’re craving, we’ve got the perfect spot, actually spots, for you! KO Pies, with locations in South Boston and East Boston. It’s the perfect place to pick up lunch on the go. While you’re there, grab a pie (or three) for the freezer. KO serves Aussie style pies with its classic being a concoction of ground beef, sweet white onions, and peppered gravy. It’s actually one of my favorites. Pie of the month is currently bbq pulled pork. I wasn’t so sure when I ordered it but was a raving fan about two bites in.

3. Petsi Pies

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Can’t decide between savory or sweet? Here’s the perfect place. Petsi Pies in Somerville (and Cambridge) has you covered. Which pie should you get? YES. Get all the pies. That’s all I have to say. We sampled a few of the pies for this post including the bacon, leek, and gruyere quiche and the banana chocolate cream both pictured above. (Photos by @d_grubs. Follow her on instagram for more awesome food photos!)

4. Southern Kin

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Do you even need words after these photos? Seriously. Run, do not walk to Southern Kin, a restaurant located in Assembly Row in Somerville. Most come for the amazing southern cuisine (shrimp ‘n’ grits and fresh, baked biscuits with honey butter are some of my faves), and work hard to find room for dessert. You have the inside info. Start with the pie!

You see the Key Lime with toasted meringue and candied lime, the Georgia’s Peach Crumble Pie with caramel sauce and chantilly cream (OMG), and Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Pie with chocolate ganache sauce in the photos above. You can also order all of these flavors by the clice or the whole pie (hint! hint!).

5. Ever So Humble Pie Co

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This favorite has a retail location in their production facility located in East Walpole. But you can pick up on of their pies at many locales including two of my favorites Brothers Marketplace and Volante Farm.

Check out other #GoLocalBoston odes to pie here:
I Don’t Celebrate Any Old Pie Day • Leah’s Life
Pi Day • A Little Bit About A Lot of Things

Disclosure: Some of these pies were provided complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are, as always, my own.

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Australian Style Pie in South Boston

All the (aussie) pie from KO Pies. This was the special pie of the day – pulled pork. Delish!

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Delicious Brunch near Mass Pike in Newton, MA

A little sneak peek from brunch on Sunday. The most delicious crabcake benedict, live jazz, and “Trish’s Bloody Mary.” It’s a combo of ketel one and their own secret homemade spicy buffalo inspired mix. YUM. Social Restaurant and Bar is located inside Crown Plaza Newton and offers free validated parking in the garage. Super easy on/off highway. Great place to meet up!

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Birthday Cake from Gerardo’s Bakery in Westborough

Happy Birthday to Grandpa with this delicious strawberry fiesta!

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