So I mentioned Mike’s Pastry, right? It happens to be THE Italian dessert spot in Boston and for good reason. I felt like a little kid walking in to the cafe, with all the gorgeous pastries lined up and gelato tubs calling my name. I stood in awe for a couple of minutes before some antsy tourists politely shoved me out of the way, which I don’t blame them considering the goods that were laid out in front of us.
I almost bought the entire store. Seriously, I contemplated buying one of everything but thought against it. Left to my own devices, I could sample bits and pieces until I render myself too full.
What did I buy? Well, funny you should ask that. A little tiramisu, a boston cream puff, a pistachio cannoli, and the famous lobster roll.
Guys, not gonna lie, I got a little too greedy because after a couple bites of all, I had to stop. Seriously, my ability to eat has tapered as I get older, which is probably good since my metabolism has slowed considerably… Anyways, everything was delicious. DELICIOUS. Hands down, my favorite was the Boston cream puff. Filled with sweet custard, the puff was covered in chocolate and melted in my mouth. The tiramisu was spongy, delicate, and flavored beautifully. The cannoli had rich cream with the right amount of pistachio to add a necessary crunch. I’m not normally a cannoli lover but I ate this one with gusto.The lobster roll was… intimidating. Seriously. It reminded me of an oversized croissant with custard inside. And guess what? That’s exactly what it tasted like. To be honest, it was a bit too much for my travel buddy and I. After one bite, we called it quits. Even though it tasted really good, it was just to much.
If you are ever in the Boston area, I highly recommend a trip to Boston’s North End and stopping by Mike’s Pastry. You won’t regret it!