HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >

Suburban Marzipan

c
cheesehead in recovery Nov 8, 2006 11:11 PM

Is there anywhere other than the North End where one can buy marzipan? Marias and Mike's both have it...but i don't want to fight the parking in the North End.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. finlero RE: cheesehead in recovery Nov 9, 2006 12:31 AM

    Are you looking for marzipan for cooking, or marzipan candy?

    1. c
      cheesehead in recovery RE: cheesehead in recovery Nov 9, 2006 11:20 PM

      marzipan candy... in nice shapes or chocolate dipped

      1. s
        Scruffy The Cat RE: cheesehead in recovery Nov 10, 2006 01:51 AM

        Marty's liquor store in Newton often has the fruit shaped marzipan candies. You can buy plain marzipan all over. I know the Stop & Shop on Watertown St has it.

        1. finlero RE: cheesehead in recovery Nov 10, 2006 02:55 PM

          Marzipan candy is actually fairly easy to come by around Boston. A few favorites:

          - Cardullos in Harvard Square has a fairly large marzipan selection.

          - Right around the corner from Cardullos is LA Burdick. Although chocolate is their specialty (notably their delicious signature chocolate mice), they make very good marzipan candy as well.

          - The Danish Pastry House in Medford puts marzipan in seemingly half of their confections. They are all beautiful to look at; taste varies from great to meh. I don't specifically recall them carrying plain old marzipan candy per se, but it certainly wouldn't surprise me.

          1. v
            Velda Mae RE: cheesehead in recovery Nov 10, 2006 02:57 PM

            I believe Modern Pastry shop in Medford Square has it. It's the same Modern Pastry as in the North End.

            1. b
              Bostonbob3 RE: cheesehead in recovery Nov 10, 2006 02:58 PM

              The title of this post would make a great name for a band.

              Oh, and Dairy Fresh has marzipan fruit, too.

              1. thegolferbitch RE: cheesehead in recovery Nov 10, 2006 03:04 PM

                I have had incredibly good mail-order marzipan.
                The Vermont Country store has a number of varieties (bet the varieties expand during the holidays, too) and excellent service. You pay for the luxury of click-and-point, but the result is excellent. On the other hand, you might want an excuse to go to a candy shop and I wouldnt blame you!

                1. e
                  emilief RE: cheesehead in recovery Nov 10, 2006 03:58 PM

                  Tutto Italiano in Wellesley

                  1. JudyHP RE: cheesehead in recovery Nov 10, 2006 05:22 PM

                    Serenade Chocolatier in South Station and Brookline have really nice marzipan. Out in the 'burbs, Furlong's Candy on Route 1 in Norwood has a big Marzipan assortment. Cute little shop too.

                    1. j
                      jwexler1791 RE: cheesehead in recovery Nov 11, 2006 09:44 AM

                      I think the marzipan candies at Fastachi, (Mt. Auburn St. in Watertown) are some of the most delicious I have ever tasted. I believe they are made in Belgium for Nirvana. Fastachi also sells their own (wonderful) roasted nuts and lots of fine chocolates, Belgian as well as others.

                      1. c
                        cheesehead in recovery RE: cheesehead in recovery Nov 14, 2006 12:27 AM

                        Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

                        Show Hidden Posts