Boston is one of the best cities for freshly baked goods. Pastry shops can be found on every street, but we’ve rounded up a few of the best.
Mike’s Pastry is a staple of Boston’s North End and one of the largest pastry shops around. Lines regularly spill out the door with customers eagerly awaiting a taste of the chocolate-covered cream puffs and custard-filled cannoli.
Another North End confectionary favorite, Bova’s is open 24/7 for hungry customers needing their fill. The bakery is famous for its pastries, cookies, cakes and pies. Not much of a sweet tooth? No worries: Bova’s also serves some incredible Sicilian pizza and baked calzones.
Tatte Bakery & Café
Tatte opened in 2008 and has since expanded to 10 locations across Cambridge and Boston. Its popularity is due largely to its scrumptious array of European-style pastries, including the puff pastries and the chocolate hazelnut brioche. The original Brookline location features an open kitchen where you can watch the bakers work.
South End Buttery
The South End Buttery was once voted the best breakfast in Boston thanks largely in part to its menu of delicious sweets. The Dexter Salted Caramel Cupcake is legendary among Bostonians. They also offer up mouthwatering macaroons and delicious pecan sticky buns on Sundays.
Athan’s Bakery is a Greek café and bakery with sister stores in the mother country. While everything out of the kitchen here is top-notch, it’s the baklava that keeps guests coming back for more. We’re pretty partial to the Jamaica, a dark chocolate truffle made with European chocolate and cherries.
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