This past weekend, I got to spend some time with friends in Boston. It was great to see the city in some warmer temperatures, since it was a little chilly when we were there in April. Check out what Sam and I did on our last visit: Sam Adams Brewery and Boston Review.
This time around it was a girls weekend, so there was some running, brunching, eating delicious pasta and enjoying the beautiful weather! One of the highlights was a visit to Flour Bakery. As stated on their website, Flour Bakery was “borne out of a passionate desire to share the simple pleasures that mouth-watering pastries and foods can bring”. Walking in you can smell the delicious variety of baked goods from tarts and decadent chocolate cakes, to traditional cookies and croissants.
Joanne Chang is a Harvard graduate with a degree in applied mathematics and economics. At 24, after two years as a management consultant, she changed her career and dove into the pastry and restaurant business. Today, in addition to the three locations of Flour Bakery (Fort Point, South End and Central Square), her and her husband also manage Myers + Chang.
As we walked through the door of the Central Square location, there was a bit of a line- but it moved quickly. After a run that morning we decided to each have a brunch item, as well as a dessert, so we can share. There is standard menu of breakfast items, sandwiches and desserts. In addition, there are also daily and weekly items. On this board, a couple of items were already crossed out and unavailable by the time we arrived (around noon). So what did we eat?
Beth and I had ordered the exact same thing, but prepared differently. All sandwiches can also be prepared as a salad, unless they are roasted. So I chose the Smoked Salmon with Herbed Cream Cheese, Red Onions and Arugula Sandwich.
Meanwhile, Beth decided on the salad version of the same dish. After trying the salad, we all raved about the dressing- but couldn’t exactly decide what was in it!
Becky opted for another weekly special of the summer squash quiche, which was served with a small side salad.
Now for the best part, the desserts! We had an oreo:
A chocolate chip macaroon:
And a Sticky Buns, the signature dessert at Flour Bakery. I’m not a huge fan of anything cinnamon, but these might have won my heart. They were a little sweet with notes of caramel and brown sugar, a little nutty with pecans, and a little sticky per the name. My favorite was that they were lightly airy and not too heavy, makes for a delicious treat after a run!
Becky said that she’ll definitely be back, and I’m excited to hear what she’ll get next time!