I frequently bitch that Boston doesn’t have adequate healthy dining options. Well, this week I got lucky and now have a new suggestion for those of you visiting my favorite city and those that live here. Tatte Bakery has locations in Brookline and Cambridge but finally, they are walking distance away from me in Beacon Hill on Charles Street!
It’s a bakery so of course they have buttery treats that make you want to start with dessert but they also have delicious and nutritious breakfast and lunch options. I went after my class at BTone with Claudia with my lunch buddies Cate and Rebecca.
Cate and I ordered the Green & Nutty Salad and were very satisfied customers. It was so big, I brought some of it home – not because it was too filling but I talk too much and it takes me too long to eat salads. I ate the rest as soon as I got home.
If you are in a hurry, they have some meals already packaged – ready to go like at Flour. We had ours made fresh and ate at one of the high top tables. I also got an Americano with Califia Almond Milk! It’s my new favorite almond milk because the ingredient list consists of two things, water and almonds.
The bread was delicious and you can’t see but there are apricots in there as well as goat cheese, pumpkin seeds, edamame, sesame seeds and green apple slices.
I bought these petite pistachio meringues that looked like little macaroon shells. They were crunchy and tasty. We also taste-tested the flourless brownie. While I kinda liked it, it was not fudgey like many flourless brownies. Cate and Rebecca were split on whether or not they would get it again.
There are so many delicious desserts, I’ll probably try a new one each time I go like these crunchy almond tarts. Tatte Bakery also has wifi for those of you looking for a coffee shop to work at, although I probably would not want to be staring at or smelling desserts that look like this all day!
Have you been yet? What do you think is the best thing on the menu?
Tatte Bakery is located at 70 Charles Street in Beacon Hill and is open 7am-8pm M-F, 8am-8pm on Sat and 9am-6pm on Sunday.
Wish I could find it in CA! 🙁
I love the one in Cambridge. The shakshukah is delicious, as are all of their nut tarts and meringues. I was disappointed by the pistachio croissant though- needed more filling to actually make it seem like more than just a plain croissant.
I went here yesterday for the first time to get a tea and can not wait to try their lunch options. Have you been to Pressed? It opened recently nearby on Charles street too if you are looking for more healthy beacon hill lunch spots.
I haven’t! But it’s on my list
I’m really excited to try them! I commute into Boston a few times each week for a scenery change while on the job search and I usually default to Boston Common Coffee (the blondies there are unreal!). Its surprisingly difficult to find great cafes with wifi. Thanks for the review!
Jessica H says
Sounds great! Just a friendly note to let you know that Califia almond milk actually is made with a few things in addition to almonds and water, one of which is carrageenan. I love their almond milk also so I was bummed when I found out. Just wanted to let you know!
What!!?!?!? Say it ain’t so!!!!! I avoid almond milk with carrageenan. Thanks for sharing. Where does it tell you this or where did you see it?
and it blatantly says it on the side. You are right. Sigh…. at least the Whole Foods & Trader Joe’s genergic brands do not have it!
Jessica H says
I know, I was so bummed too! I always buy the TJ’s almond milk in the cold case since it’s carageenan free. Just wish their coconut milk was also!
I bought TJ’s boxed almond milk today and guess what…. NO Carageenan!
Jessica H says
That is great news! I think a lot of companies are moving away from the use of carageenan which is wonderful! Hopefully the same is true for their coconut milk, I’ll check this weekend 🙂
LOVE Tatte. It’s a quick walk from work so I have been getting the Avocado Tartine for “brunch” during the week. A welcome addition and a nice opportunity to change it up from Whole Foods 🙂