One cannot tour a city’s food culture without indulging in the sweeter side of things as well.
Boston is a great city for their full-blown meals and dinners.
But the sweets and treats that Beantown has to offer is just as mouth-watering as anything else.
Boston has many well-known landmarks; such as Fenway Park, The Citgo Sign, and Paul Revere’s House.
But they have a bakery that goes hand in hand with those places.
And it’s one of the most well-known bakeries in the United States.
Mike’s Pastry is so well-known for their cannolis that you can even order them from their website.
They’re cannolis to kill for.
I left a trail of carnage in the North End when the line was out the door and around the corner.
I’m still a fugitive on the run.
The best time to go to Mike’s is as early as possible.
I had no problem getting in and out of there during the early hours of the morning.
The afternoon and dinner time literally has people out the door.
Which is completely understandable if you have one of their Rum Squares.
Don’t be discouraged if you arrive at a time that Mike’s is packed.
You’re still in luck.
Right around the corner from Mike’s Pastry is another gem of the North End.
They excel at pastries just like Mike’s.
Bova’s Bakery is the perfect place for a late night craving in the North End.
MONICA’S MERCATO & SALUMERIA.
Monica’s is a deli and market that serves 14 different sandwiches made fresh right on the spot.
Let me be one of many to say that the Italian Sub will knock your dick in the dirt.
One taste of that masterpiece will drop you to the ground with blissful tears welling in your eyes.
It’s OK; embrace it.
You’ve just tasted a spiritual awakening.
In addition to their great sandwiches Monica’s also offers Pizza, Salads, and Soup.
If you’d like to do some home cooking Monica’s has a great variety of Meats, Cheeses, Wines, Olives, etc.
Monica’s is a 1-stop shop of deliciousness that serves the best damn sandwich I’ve ever had.
If you’re afraid you might never make it out of Little Italy let me recommend my 2nd favorite neighborhood in Boston.
HING SHING PASTRY INC.
Boston’s Chinatown is the best spot in the city for late night eating.
However, Hing Shing Pastry is not open all night, so you’d be best advised to get there earlier in the day.
Hing Shing is another place that caters to sweets and treats under one roof.
I’m not very knowledgeable of Asian pastries.
So I was quite surprised when a pastry I thought was filled with something sweet was actually filled with vegetables or meat.
In spite of that surprise everything I tried was unbelievably delicious.
The best part of Hing Shing are the prices.
They almost feel like a steal.
It’s a great place to find something you like and just buy a whole box of it.
Because the prices are some of the best I’ve seen.
This post barely scratches the surface of what Boston has to offer, but it’s an essential list.
Start your food journey in these locations and discover others along the way.
Treat it like a Sugar Tooth Pub Crawl.
Have you ever done your own Boston Food Tour?
What are some of your favorite spots?