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Beard Papa's?

joebloe Aug 7, 2012 12:43 PM

Are there any branches in the east coast?

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  1. lipoff RE: joebloe Aug 7, 2012 12:51 PM

    The Boston location that used to be in Fanueil Hall has closed, but a simple Google search with lead you here:


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      Jenny Ondioline RE: joebloe Aug 7, 2012 01:29 PM

      I don't think the Faneuil Hall location even lasted a year, and a place has to suck hard to fail in that location.

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        Pia RE: Jenny Ondioline Aug 7, 2012 03:07 PM

        It lasted several years, and I thought it was great. Maybe just the wrong crowd.

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          Luther RE: Pia Aug 7, 2012 04:14 PM

          I went twice and both times got a stale pastry. Never had that happen in Manhattan.

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            another_adam RE: Luther Aug 7, 2012 08:42 PM

            I agree, my few experiences there were very sub-par, compared to the better locations (which I think can be terrible). They weren't uniquely terrible-- there are some other bad locations.

            If you're after cream puffs, I like the ones at Japonaise. They don't have the "flavor of the month" offerings, and they don't have the hot-from-the-oven appeal of the better Beard Papa locations, but I've found them to be solid. There are regular and azuki. (I've only gotten them from the Saint Mary's location, which might be relevant?)

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              lipoff RE: another_adam Aug 7, 2012 08:58 PM

              I love the adzuki cream puffs from Japonaise --- at both locations.

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                joebloe RE: lipoff Aug 8, 2012 12:14 AM

                I also like the adzuki cream puffs from Japonaise, but I am craving for the Beard Papa's flavor-of-the month 'mango' with real bits mango inside. I tried the same mango cream puff from two different branches within 10 minutes of each other in SF and they were completely different in size, texture, and flavor.

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