I always say (as do many others) that you can't get a bad meal in the North End. Well, I'm sure the same holds true for it's bakeries. However, Mike's Pastry seems to be easily one of it's most popular ones, if not it's most. They've got a huge selection of pastries, cakes, gelato and the most colorful and inventive marzipan.
Favorite Dish: The lobster claws are huge, delicious, filling and decadent. My hat's off to anyone who could polish one off on their own in one sitting!
Living on the West Coast, it's not easy to find bakeries like the ones I used to go to while growing up in Brooklyn, NY. Luckily, in Boston, I found one...Mike's Pastry in the North End. From the canoli's to the eclairs to the cream puffs, Mike's is the perfect pastry shop. They even have string hanging from the ceiling to tie the boxes with. And boy is this place popular. One time the line was out the door. But it's worth it for the wonderful assortment of amazing pastries, and the total atmosphere of the place.
Favorite Dish: Pastries, pastries and more pastries.
SUPURB PASTRIES. Huge crowds wait for a turn to order pastries here. It somehow reminded me of the "soup nazi" episode of Seinfeld (although the folks at Mikes were very nice).
Favorite Dish: Its all good.