Best of Boston

1997 Best Pies, Boston Cream

Mike’s Pastry

Boston cream pies are all about ratios: cake to chocolate, chocolate to cream, cream to cake. At Mike’s Pastry in the North End, somebody did their algebra homework. More like a cake than a pie, Mike’s rendition brings together equal parts satiny custard, rich chocolate frosting, and airy sponge cake.

300 Hanover St., Boston, 617-742-3050,