Any suggestions for the best cake shops to visit?
Never really needed a cake in Boston, as I've only been there for parts of four different vacations (almost all of one of them).
I lived in downtown Boston for 10 years, just moved away 3 years ago. If you want pastry and awesome Italian food, go to the North End! If you want really cool restaurants, check out the South End. If you want Seafood, check out Legal Seafoods. Shopping...Newbury Street and the Prudential Center. Many, many options, just not cake shops, per say. If you are going to Boston in a few days, most likely things will have returned to normal...hopefully anyways. Have fun...it's such a cool place to visit.