While I adore Boston for many reasons, the number one reason is Flour Bakery. Flour Bakery is everything I wish that we had in New York. A friendly neighborhood place that you can go to for a solid breakfast (both gluttonous and healthy breakfast options are available depending on your mood) or an absurdly delicious lunch. (I have an unhealthy obsession with their grilled roasted chicken sandwich with brie, arugula, roasted peppers, and caramelized onions. It may be my favorite sandwich of all time. Why do so many places suck at making sandwiches with the perfect ratio of ingredients? Flour does not suck at making sandwiches which is why I wish I had one right now. Sorry for that long sandwich rant.)
Let's now discuss the real reason to visit Flour. Homemade Oreos. My Oreo obsession reached an all time high after I had one from Flour for the first time. They are larger then then the originals which is probably why I like them so much. And also because the cookie is a touch more tender making them perfect for splitting in half (if you are nice enough to share which I usually am not). While I adore the Oreos, I should also mention that their ginger molasses cookie is a game changer (how do they make them so soft and chewy?), the granola bars weigh as much as a small child (chock full of oats and dried fruits making them oh so filling), and their carrot cake is heavenly and the furthest thing from being considered cloyingly sweet. I have yet to try their entire menu but on each subsequent trip I make an effort to try something new since everything is so good. If they opened one in New York, I would be insanely happy.
(I can't rave enough about her cookbook either. It's my go-to whenever I am looking for a sweet recipe.)