Monday, August 9, 2010

Boston Trip - Mike's Pastry

I already wrote about Mike's Pastry once, when my sister made a trip to Chicago and brought some pistachio cookies with her. But now I can do the official post since I went there last week.

So, not to repeat myself...but Mike's Pastry is a big deal in Boston's North End. It's first and foremost where you go to get cannolis, but they of course have lots of other goodies. And there's no "I'll just run in real quick and grab a couple cannolis". Yeah, you and 30 other people.

I mean this in the nicest way possible - the people that work there are not amused. It's not quite to a Soup Nazi level, but you better be ready by the time you get to the counter because there's no sweet little lady in an apron willing to entertain your 20 questions about how do you make cannolis and is there lobster inside a lobster tail pastry (the answer is no).

Ok, on to the treats. The famous cannolis:

The aforementioned lobster tails (a.k.a. sfogliatelle):

And my favorite, the pistachio macaroons:

We were buying for a big group - about 15 of us - and wouldn't be getting back to the house in Scituate for a few hours so we couldn't do cannolis. Instead we bought pistachio macaroons, and assorted cookies.

The pistachio macaroons are just so, so very good. They're crispy on the outside, and soft and doughy and bright green on the inside, with big pieces of pistachios. As I said in my last post - if you're not in Boston and don't plan to travel there, you can order these treats through their website.

Mike's Pastry
300 Hanover St., Boston MA 02113


  1. With the addition of video, this blog just got even more official. I am now waiting to see video of Peter "cleaning up"

  2. Don't worry Nick, I'm working on it.