Sweet Treats in Plymouth


July 13, 2023

If you’re craving sugar while exploring Plymouth, MA, you’re in luck. There are so many bakeries, candy shops, ice cream parlors, and more to choose from to satisfy your sweet tooth. Don’t fret about calories or cavities – treat yourself to something decadent from one or all of the town’s amazing shops.

Ice Cream on the Wharf 

When the warm weather hits, there’s nothing more satisfying than ice cream. That’s why you should hit Kilwins’ Plymouth location right by the wharf. This company has been making their own ice cream since 1985 and has dozens of unique, premium flavors. Try their creations like Kilwins® Turtle Cheesecake, Mackinac Island Fudge, All-American Two Berry Pie, and Blue Moon. Order your scoop in an in-store crafted, freshly made waffle cone or get it in a cup so it can be drizzled with hand-crafted hot fudge and caramel toppings.

Award-Winning Cupcakes

If you’ve seen the Food Network show Cupcake Wars, you might be familiar with Plymouth’s own Cupcake Charlie’s. This bakery offers 16 different varieties of fresh-baked cupcakes baked and decorated daily. You can even watch the bakers at work through the window! For an even more decadent treat, you can even have your favorite flavor of cupcake “whirled” together with soft serve ice cream for an amazing frozen treat.

British-Style Baked Goods

Want something a little more refined? The head over to Shelly’s Tea Room for traditional British baked goods like scones, Victoria sponge cake, and Battenburgs. All of the baked goods are made by hand from raw ingredients, ensuring you’ll get the highest quality treats. Be sure to pair your choice with one of the 100 different tea flavors they have available for a truly classy experience.

If you want to impress your friends, purchase some of the Take & Bake Scones. Shelly’s makes and cuts the dough for you to bring home, then you just go home and bake them! This way you can fool your friends into thinking you baked them yourself using a “secret” recipe.

Shelly's Tea Rooms

Traditional New England Candy

If you’re a candy connoisseur, you need to make a stop at Plimoth Candy Co. There is no better place to get your fill of what are considered “classic” New England sweets. They offer salt water taffy, lobster lollipops, old-fashioned penny candies, fudge, and more that will have your inner child jumping for joy. There are also homemade chocolates, turtles, cream and butter fudge, and even liquor truffles. The shop is meant for indulgence, so fill up a 4 oz or 6 oz candy bag and get ready to send your taste buds on a trip down memory lane. 

Of course you should eat sugar in moderation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge a bit while you’re visiting Plymouth. And with all the walking you’ll be doing as you explore the best the town has to offer, you’ll have burned off the calories in no time. So pick up some locally-made sweet treats guilt-free.