A Delicious Anniversary in Hudson – The Harvard Sweet Boutique

October 14, 2013

Usually, I never turn down a free lunch. Unfortunately I have multiple events on the same day this week and will be unable to attend what I think could have been one of the tastiest meals I’ve had in a long time. The event – a free light lunch at Harvard Sweet Boutique – happens this Thursday in Hudson, MA and everyone in the community (yes, that includes you if you’re reading this) is invited. So, please go and then leave me a note in the comments below.

For your info, I’ve included their press release on the event right here. *Remember what I said in the first line…if you run a restaurant or catering company or event firm, I enjoy covering these delicious happenings. Contact me via Twitter or in the contact form here on the blog. Thanks!


Hudson, Mass.  – Sept. 30, 2013Harvard Sweet Boutique, a gourmet bakery known for handmade, decadent cookies, brownies, toffee and savory mealtime delicacies, will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its flourishing brick-and-mortar store in the Boston area on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular dessert boutique, located at 25 South St. in Hudson, will host the family-friendly anniversary gathering as both a celebration and to reveal its newly renovated storefront. The community is invited to come enjoy a complimentary light lunch and a sampling of the boutique’s gourmet baked goods.

Harvard Sweet Boutique founder Sue George opened the Hudson storefront in 2012 to offer nearby residents a location to enjoy fresh-from-the-oven treats. She started the business five years earlier as an ecommerce website providing fans all over the country a convenient way to order her delicious goodies and have them shipped right to the doors of friends and family. Following huge success online, George decided to open a community bakery near her hometown of Harvard.

This Hudson storefront has thrived since, and today the menu includes:

–  The handmade all-natural dessert items available on www.harvardsweetboutique.com, as well as cakes, cupcakes, pies and more

–  A newly expanded menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner savories like granolas, tarts, soups, salads, focaccia breads and pizzas

–  A new grab-and-go shelf stocked with packaged candies and nuts, and products from other favorite local companies such as Gracenote Coffee Roasters, Quinn Popcorn, Doves and Figs, Joanna’s New World Biscotti, Salt Traders and Sweet Lydia’s

“We are so thankful for the support we’ve received in the past year from local residents as well as the growing demand from online customers,” said George. “Hudson is such a beautiful area and our neighbors are such a big part of our success. We look forward to celebrating with them and showing our gratitude with this free community event!”

The Oct. 17 event will officially unveil a series of renovations to Harvard Sweet Boutique’s storefront. The whimsical design was inspired by a gingerbread house and mimics the company’s logo – featuring enticing colors, striped walls, polka dot lighting, a rounded doorway, shingles, and beautiful display windows and shelves for showcasing the sweet shop’s treats and savories. All of the changes add further personality to make it an even more fun and inviting place for the community to gather.

In addition to revealing the renovations and celebrating one year of success, George is gearing up for the busy holiday season. Harvard Sweet Boutique holiday sales are typically 40 percent of the year’s business and are expected to be closer to 50 percent this year thanks to the growing in-store selection.

Part of the large holiday demand is based on availability for all Harvard Sweet Boutique products to be purchased in individual orders with $5 flat rate shipping, or as corporate bulk purchases. Additionally, all Christmas, Hanukah and other gift orders are delivered in customizable packaging with a selection of themed boxes, ribbon styles and countless colors to make a gift perfect for every recipient. The bakery also offers low-carbohydrate and gluten-free treats for people with specific dietary needs. For more information, visit www.harvardsweetboutique.com