Puffs, Buns, and Donuts

We know Allston doesn’t have the best reputation as a destination in our city, but we sure do aim to change that. The reason is simple: this Boston neighborhood has some of the best food in town.

While we can rave on and on about ethic dinner plates, sushi bars, and the nightlife, we’d be remiss not to mention dessert. Specifically, we’re thinking of the Korean kind, found in two of our favorite bakeries, Yi Soon Bakery and Seoul Bakery. Both are easy on the wallet and carry a variety of yummy Asian baked goods. From red bean and mochi buns to tiger and taro cakes, we love the variety of sometimes simple sweets that stand out from run-of-the-mill chocolate chip cookies. You don’t have to go all the way to Chinatown to find some authentic egg tarts, so why would you? And yes, we know - we’d be remiss not to mention that Infusions Tea Spa is right next door to Yi Soon. A neighborly spending spree (well, if you think dropping 10 bucks is a spree) is easy to do on this corner.

Other tips: Seoul has refreshing shaved ice in the summers, and look out when making a Yi Soon purchase - cash only.

Yi Soon Bakery, 112 Brighton Ave, Allston, (617) 254-3099
Seoul Bakery, 58 Harvard Ave, Allston, (617) 787-6500
Infusions Tea Spa [MenuPages]

[Photo: paper or plastic?/Flickr]

Puffs, Buns, and Donuts