Let me warn you, this is a slightly sad post. It’s a review of a place that’s going out of business. It’s this bakery in East Boston called Cucchiello’s Bakery (356 Bennington St, East Boston, MA 02128). My friend scoped this place out while on a run and wanted to check it out. So we did! We walk in and it’s essentially just a big kitchen. A big, super Italian, kitchen.
So many cookies and pastries and bread. I wasn’t going to get anything, but the kid working there started telling us that they’re closing! Apparently, the building was sold and the new owner would rather have a Dunkin’ Donuts in there. The opposite of gentrification, if you ask me. When we checked out Terminal J next door, the waitress told us Cucchiello’s had been there for 70 years! She said they supply bread to most of the restaurants, and that their closing is posing a problem!
I got a cider donut for 50 cents. How could I not. And it was good! They had pizzelles too, but they were only sold in quantities greater than I wanted. Remember, every dollar spent is a vote cast. Support this family owned local business as long as you can, and skip D&D.