Boston Restaurant Blog -- January, 2006
Thursday, January 26, 2006
After looking for a place to get tea and pastries last night in Arlington and Somerville, we finally ended up at the Danish Pastry House in Medford. The Danish Pastry House is owned by a woman from Copenhagen, Denmark, and the pastries in this place reflect the fine Scandinavian quality of the sweets at this comfortable gathering spot across the street from Tufts University.
The pastries we got at the Danish Pastry House were fantastic; they had marzipan in them, which gave the pastries a unique flavor. Some people don't like marzipan, but I found the pastries to be delicious. We were ready to head out when one of the workers gave us some bags and told us that because they make pastries fresh every day, they give what they can't sell away for free, so we loaded our bags with a variety of treats, which I will certainly be eating this evening.
I did a little research on the Danish Pastry House late last night, and discovered that they do a lot for local charities, including offering any unsold pastries and breads to shelters every night. On that note alone, I will be going back to the Danish Pastry House often in the future, since I really want to support places that give something back to the community. We recently put up a page with links to charities, nonprofits, and foundations on our site, and now I'm thinking that perhaps we can add to this page some restaurants and other eating establishments that help out people in need. If so, the Danish Pastry House will surely be at the top of the list.
For those who are looking for the address of the Danish Pastry House, here it is: Danish Pastry House, 330 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155; the phone number is (781) 396-8999
Returned to the Danish Pastry House a couple of times over the past few days, trying an individual-sized chocolate cheesecake, a house-made raspberry pop tart, a rum ball, and a piece of chocolate cake. The cheesecake was more than $5.00, but definitely worth the price, with the delicious pastry being rich, creamy, and sweet (without being overly sweet), while the pop tart was decent though just a tad on the bland side. The rum ball was fantastic, with a rich chocolate taste and a hint of rum, while the chocolate cake was every bit as good (and rich) as the rum ball.
Posted on 4/21/11
We went back to the Danish Pastry House this week, this time trying the flodebolle, which is basically a chocolate-dipped marzipan cookie with marshmallow inside. It was very messy and sticky, but extremely tasty. Other than that, we just had tea and hot chocolate, passing on the delicious-looking cakes that they had toward the front (next time!).
Posted on 11/10/11
More treats from the Danish Pastry House over the past several weeks, including a chocolate waffle which included a rich cream and raspberry filling, along with delicious versions of an almond praline an oatmeal raisin cookie, and a chocolate eclair.
Posted on 9/21/12
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