“Legendary Boston Bakery”
What becomes a legend most? Photographs with the President? Visitors testimonials from all over the world singing the praise of Mike's Pastry, in the press, in private, on the streets and by endless stories passed on from generation to generation in the traditional Italian way? The streets of Boston's North End have been in no small part defined by the ongoing legacy of Annette and Mike, their ancestors and enormous extended family and the spirit and inspiration brought to the North End of Boston by this neighborhood-defining family. These extraordinary tales shall be told here, so please return soon to learn all about Mike's.
It's famous throughout MA for its cannoli, and rightfully so. I've never seen so many flavors of cannoli. That being said, it's always packed and there's not really a line. More of a "whoever makes it to the front counter first wins" kind of scuffle. If you don't mind a little pushing, it's a great stop. But if you're looking for a quieter experience, Modern Pastry is right down the street.
So when the line is half a block long to get into, this must be something good. The first night we were in this neighborhood there was an increadibly long line just to get into this store. The second night we visited the line was much shorter so we decided to try it out.
The choices were numerous and the staff was quick to fill your desires for the canolies and other pastry treats. We got a mint chocolate and a caramel pecan canolie and took them back to our hotel in the cute little box. Boy did we look like the cool kids carrying our box from Mike's Pastry around town.
The canolies tasted very good. The mint flavor reallly delivered the satisfying flavors of mint, while the caramel was more subtle, allowing for the crushed pecans to do there trick. We have determined that we are not huge fans of canolies, but even if you are not, these are still good eats.
This is the one you're looking for. Get ready for the line to match. If you like cannoli's, though, it certainly won't disappoint.
We went to Mike's Pastry after having dinner in the North End on graduation weekend. Mike's was absolutely packed and we waited about 10-15 min in a line that went almost around the block. The brownie was so big and so rich, I was only able to finish about half of it. Delicious though!!
Mike's Pastry is iconic and known to all Bostonians. As I walked back downtown with my takeout box, I was swarmed by jealous looks. A drunk college girl from Northeastern stumbled up to me and tried to whisper (actually screamed) "I love Mike's." It was only after the blonde torpedo of hard liquor wandered away that we realized she was in fact referencing the box I was holding, and not randomly approaching strangers to announce her love of "Mike."
Be the first to add a review to the Mike's Pastry.
- Mon, Tue: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Wed, Thu: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
- Sun, Fri, Sat: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Is there a problem with this listing? Let us know.
Credit Cards not Accepted