While visiting Boston or any other new city, you want to know where the best desserts are. How can it be a vacation if you can’t treat yourself with some sweets? And no, it doesn’t have to be the next cronut or extravagant milkshake. Sometimes all you need is a classic dessert that knows how to beat the rest. Find yourself in cannoli heaven then as soon as you step foot into Mike’s Pastry.
Mike’s Pastry (Boston, MA)
Located in North End (also coined as “Boston’s Little Italy” but don’t call it that), Mike’s Pastry is an establishment that was founded in 1946. Their unique cannoli was created right in this historic neighborhood of Boston. Today, the pastry shop attracts Bostonians and tourists from all around the world with its variety of Italian desserts.
Expect a long line when you visit, but don’t let them intimidate you. The workers move fast since the pastries are all ready to go. As soon as you walk in, you’ll instantly feel the old school Italian-American bakery shop vibes. The place seems timeless. There aren’t many seats or tables crowding the shop either. Enjoy some sweet snacks on the go while walking the Freedom Trail.
Of course, everyone has their attention on all the desserts lined up in the back of the shop. Cookies! Biscottis! Macaroons! You name it. Getting a cannoli is a necessity when stopping by Mike’s though. Not a cannoli fan? You’ll reconsider the cream-filling dessert when you see the 19 flavors offered at this institution. There’s chocolate chip, chocolate covered, mint chip, pecan caramel, strawberry, Oreo (!!) and so much more. Can we get one in every flavor, please?
Don’t forget to bring some Washingtons and Lincolns because this shop only takes cash. The price won’t bother you when you notice how HUGE these cannolis are. Honestly, it might take multiple snack breaks to finish just one and that has nothing against its delicious taste. Most cannolis are too sweet, but Mike’s has found the perfect recipe to make each cannoli just right while adding in so many unique flavors. Best part of all? Your sweets are wrapped in the bakery’s iconic blue and white box. Trust us, you want that to go on your Instagram too.
If you’re ever in Boston, don’t miss out on the cannolis at Mike’s Pastry. You’ll never regret it.
Mike’s Pastry, 300 Hanover St, Boston
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Author: Katina Beniaris
Born in Chicago, Katina has always been drawn to cities. She spent her college years in the heart of Chicago studying journalism and she travels to various cities every year for new experiences. When she’s not blogging, you can find her catching up on the latest pop culture sensation on Netflix.