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Best Boston Cream Pie?

smee Oct 23, 2001 09:24 PM

I'm about to embark on a quest for the best boston cream pie in Boston - fudgie chocolate, thick cream, rich cake, yummm.

Looking for recommendations to try and to avoid in my search. Would like the pie to be available in Boston, but for true excellence, would be willing to travel further afield.


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    Joel Oct 24, 2001 02:22 PM

    The Oak Room at the Copley Plaza has the best I've tried.

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      Baruch Oct 27, 2001 02:51 PM

      I will second the Oak Room. If they do not have it as a dessert selection, just ask. They always have it in the back.

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        Klunco Sep 16, 2011 11:53 AM

        Any chance they would serve it at the bar? I'd rather not have to have a full dinner at the Oak Room just to try this, but I would definitely like to try it!

        Oak Room
        138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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      jcook252001 Nov 17, 2006 01:56 PM

      Lyndell's bakery on Broadway in Somverville has the tastiest BCP. The layers of buttery, moist cake sandwich the rich creamy pudding and it's topped with the perfect amount of chocolate frosting/icing. It is the best one out there.

      1. tatamagouche Nov 17, 2006 02:52 PM

        Has anybody had it at its birthplace, the Omni Parker (not then the Omni, of course), in recent years? Just curious.

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          Joanie Nov 17, 2006 03:24 PM

          I had it there during Rest. Week a couple years ago. It was good but I think the Oak Room is better.

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            BBHound Nov 17, 2006 03:35 PM

            I had it there a few months ago and Joanie has it correct.

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              cherrytomato Sep 16, 2011 05:03 AM

              I have had it at the Parker house lately. They sell it in their gift shop. It's delicious but quite costly. Don't laugh but I bought an amazingly delicious one at Hannafords grocery the other day. It was for no special occasion and I knew my husband would like it. We all did.

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            Pegmeister Nov 17, 2006 03:35 PM

            Too funny, I met some people from London when I was at Pete's Pub and they were on a quest for Boston Cream Pie. I told them I though the Omni Parker was the only place they would find it since I hadn't seen it on a menu in years. Less then a week later it was listed as a special at Paddy O's and a couple of other Irish Pubs in that area. I never thought of the Oak Room!

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              ladams1221 Sep 15, 2011 01:02 PM

              Bova's Bakery in the North End, has a Boston Cream Pie that is out of this world delish.

              134 Salem St, Boston, MA

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                bella_sarda Sep 15, 2011 01:43 PM

                I have not personally tried it, but Flour Bakery does make a Boston Cream Pie. Their desserts can be great or not, in my experience, but it seems at least worth trying.

                Flour Bakery + Cafe
                12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA

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                  Allstonian Sep 16, 2011 05:32 AM

                  I have had Flour's Boston Cream Pie, and liked it quite a lot.

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                    BostonZest Sep 16, 2011 05:47 AM

                    I've had it in various sizes and adored it. My healthy eating husband went back for thirds. Even he could not resist it. Flour Boston cream pie is my cake of choice for all special occasions since my first bite at a friends party.


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                  cpl100 Sep 15, 2011 09:08 PM

                  Haven't had it in a while but every time I've had it from Spinelli's (in Lynnfield) it was stunningly delicious.

                  280 Bennington St, Boston, MA 02128

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                    heypielady Sep 16, 2011 05:32 AM

                    For a pick up and eat at home option I like what they are carrying at the Wagon Wheel on the Waltham/Lexington line. Great fudge-y icing.

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