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Boston Eats – Mike’s Pastry


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!

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July 7, 2011 - 3:39 am

Lindsey - I love Mike’s Pastry, probably because my husband and I would always go there in college when we had no money and we would go buy cannolis and eat them down by the waterfront. Your post makes me want to do that again soon!

The lobster tails are kind of intimidating, and best shared with a group of people. Along with a medley of different desserts, that is.

Glad you enjoyed your trip to Boston!

July 7, 2011 - 7:52 am

Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) - For a minute I couldn’t figure out why anyone would want a sweet, custardy lobster roll – clearly I wasn’t familiar with this pastry! Everything looks marvelous…if I ever make it there, my strategy will be to bring a side of cheese fries or something equally salty, to “cleanse” my palate in between bites.

July 10, 2011 - 1:57 am

Shihui - I’ve only tried mike’s pastry once when I was in Boston for summer but your post brings back wonderful memories for me!

Enjoy reading your posts! Cheers from Singapore :)

July 12, 2011 - 8:15 pm

Jacqueline - yum! it all looks delicious, although i am especially a sucker for a cream puff…

July 14, 2011 - 7:32 am

Tessa - Love Mike’s Pastry! I went while I was in Boston last year and it was SO crowded that I could barely see what they offered. We sampled some cannoli and chocolate-covered strawberries that were to-die-for.

July 14, 2011 - 10:10 am

aboyce18 - ooo!! Chocolate covered strawberries sound divine! I wanted to try their rum cakes too, as I’ve never had a really good one. Such an easy recipe but so many rum cakes are borderline nasty or dry.

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