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Mike’s Pastry – by: Niko Cappola, Marketing Intern & Group Sales Rep

Mike’s Pastry Blog – Boston Duck Tours Down in the North End of Boston is one of the most iconic shops for treats and goodies in all of the Greater Boston Area. Mike’s Pastry has been a fan favorite for tourists and locals for over 60 years. Although Boston Duck Tours is the premium tourist attraction in Boston, Mike’s Pastry certainly qualifies as a premier spot to visit while in town. None other in the Boston area challenges the wide variety of cannoli’s, biscotti’s and cookies that Mike’s Pastry has to offer.

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Mr. Michael “Mike” Mercogliano founded Mike’s Pastry way back in 1946. Mr. Mercogliano ran the Hanover street bakery from its conception, up until about 2010. The famous owner sadly passed away back in 2012. He was a Grandfather, father, and husband who left behind a great legacy in the North End of Boston. If you consider yourself a fan of cannoli’s, you need to try out the best Boston has to offer. When you arrive at the store, you will be greeted with over twenty different types of cannoli’s. Be sure to know what you would like ahead of time, as there will be plenty of customers behind you drooling over their choice of pastries.

Mike’s Pastry has even expanded its business to include a third location at the popular Assembly Row complex in Somerville, MA. This spring they have joined other restaurants in the area including: Legal On The Mystic, Fuji at Assembly, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, Totto Ramen, River Bar, and a new brew house from Somerville Brewing Company. You can learn more about the shops and dining options that the Somerville plaza has to offer at In a press release over at, Mike’s Pastry General Manager Angelo Papa said, “Mike’s Pastry is incredibly excited to continue to expand the brand with yet another location at Assembly Row. Just by hearing these words from Angelo, it is safe to assume that this third shop will not be the last one to open in the Boston area. The other Mike’s pastry location (aside from the original on Hanover street, and the new location in Assembly Row) is in Harvard Square, which debuted in 2014.

If you are taking a Boston Duck Tour at our Museum of Science or New England Aquarium location, I would absolutely recommend taking a stroll down to the Italian North End. Mike’s Pastry is within walking distance from both of those departure locations. The renowned store has everything you want in taste, and flavor. Just don’t expect to eat anything healthy. As Mercogliano once said, “Low-fat cookies? They taste terrible. They taste like clay. If you want low-fat, don’t come in to Mike’s.”

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