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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 sweets and treatsDuring my stay in Boston I bounced around all over the city.
But I was immediately in love with the North End and Chinatown.
For that reason this post doesn’t stray away from¬†those 2 areas.

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.


When hearing this name most locals connect it to their perfect execution of the Cannoli.
Mike’s Pastry is so well-known for their cannolis that you can even order them from their website.
With overnight delivery you can have their cannolis delivered anywhere in the U.S.
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.

BostonTreats08The 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.

Boston sweets and treats

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.


Mike’s Pastry might be more focused on sweets, but Bova’s Bakery is a combination of sweets and treats.
They excel at pastries
just like Mike’s.
But they also serve Calzones, Pizza, Subs, Breads, and Arancini’s.


In addition to a more varied bakery choice Bova’s is also open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
When every other place closes for the night Bova’s has your back.
Bova’s Bakery is the perfect place for a late night craving in the North End.
If you want to rest your sweet tooth there is also an amazing deli right next door to Bova’s.


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.
Boston sweets and treatsIn 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.


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.
Boston sweets and treats

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?

Jeremiah Cooper

By Jeremiah Cooper

Welcome to Live Life Extreme, a travel blog about thrill-seeking travel through some of the largest cities to off the beaten path getaways.

My name is Jeremiah and I'm a photographer from Arizona.
I'm always in search of picturesque landscapes and adrenaline pumping adventure.
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