Continue the Candy Binge: Halloween-Themed Snacks Around Boston
Like some creepy vanishing act, Halloween has come and gone. But there are still a few local restaurants looking to fix you up with candy-coated sweets and pumpkin-flavored treats. Sink your sweet tooth into these themed desserts and give Halloween one last hoorah.
The Newton restaurant normally offers an appetizer of popcorn, but this season the staff is tumbling a few batches with sweet candy corn bits. Each portion also includes a touch of caramel glaze and bites of candied bacon, courtesy of executive chef Paul Turano. The popcorn will return to its traditional form in the next few days, so don’t dally.
Cook, 825 Washington St., Newton, 617-964-2665, cooknewton.com.
FoMu Alternative Ice Cream
If you’re eager to dive into Douglass Williams’ soon-to-open Mida, you can try his handiwork before the South End spot debuts. FoMu is currently scooping a sugar pumpkin and black sesame flavor crafted by Williams as part of their chef collaboration series. It’s spiced, a little sweet, and it just screams Halloween. The chef series also features flavors from Michael Scelfo and Jody Adams.
FoMu Alternative Ice Cream, 655 Tremont St., South End, 617-982-7955, and other locations, fomuicecream.com.
Gracie’s Ice Cream
This week, the Somerville ice cream shop is dishing out a seasonal flavor called “I Stole This Candy From Gracie.” The chocolatey blend features candies such as Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, and much more—all shared from the generous namesake’s trick-or-treat haul, says her dad, Gracie’s owner Aaron Cohen. If the candy leftovers don’t sate your cravings, the shop also has spicy pumpkin with a peppery kick, hot fudge optional (but encouraged).
Gracie’s Ice Cream, 22 Union Square, Somerville, 617-764-5294, graciesicecre.am.
Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar
It’s like a dream come true—chunks of candy sprinkled on top of a boozy milkshake. It’s a very real reality in Davis Square, where the Rosebud staff is mixing up a bourbon-laced Trick or Treat shake topped with Butterfingers, York Peppermint Patties, and Nestlé Crunch bars. The whole ensemble is only expected to haunt the Somerville restaurant for another week.
Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar, 381 Summer St., Somerville, 617-629-9500, rosebudkitchen.com.