Joanne Chang is a Boston treasure. The mastermind behind the beloved, ever-expanding Flour bakery and cafe, and “Chang” half of Myers + Chang, she has been one of the pioneers of Boston’s culinary resurgence of the last decade.
The most convenient of her Boston bakeries is in Back Bay, just steps from Copley Square. Inside are cases lined with delectable pastry goodies, mouthwatering sandwiches, and hot drinks that help keep the city sane through the never ending winter that befalls us each year.
Everything in store is baked fresh daily, and uneaten products are donated or composted at the end of the day. Most of the ingredients are also locally sourced whenever possible, so you can feel even better about the cookie in your hand.
That’s all well and good, but perhaps most importantly, Flour’s stuff tastes amazing. One of my personal favourites is the Roast Beef sandwich – with crispy onions on top – and the spicy hot chocolate is also delicious.
And you can’t mention Flour without talking about the sticky buns. Akin to a cinnamon roll (minus the cinnamon and icing) with soft pecans on top and a sticky sweet goo to hold it all together, the sticky bun is the stodgiest, most decadent dessert bun to treat yourself with for any reason you can come up with. You’re worth it.
God bless Joanne Chang.