I’ll give away this Boston secret, When Pigs Fly. Hidden in an unadvertised, nearly-unmarked, and below-ground storefront, When Pig’s Fly is one of Boston’s best, yet unknown, bread bakeries. Humble and small, this bread haven is home to over 25 flavors of bread. Flavors, you ask? When Pigs Fly has done it all– from Baby Spinach, Onion & Garlic Ciabatta that breaks apart like melted cheese, moist and floury tendrils pull apart as this chewy bread tears, to the Apple Cinnamon loaf that has a crispier and more flavor topping that your great-gandma’s homemade apple pie, to a summer favorite of Cherry Peach Hog Heaven, and not to mention the savory and salty Red Pepper Hummus with Sesame Seeds & Garlic. This artisianal and unique bread shop will pamper your wildest carb cravings.
Overwhelmed by the selection? A plausible predicament, which can easily be solved. The young, often hip and chipper attendants are delighted to have their customers savor any, and even every, one of their sumptuous breads.
Original flavor pairings, plentiful samples, and that je ne sais quoi homemade ambiance of the bakery and the taste of its bounties will have you telling everyone you know about this secret getaway. I had to anyway.
Brookline: 1378A Beacon Street (Coolidge Corner)
Somerville: 378b Highland Avenue (Davis Square)
(Also, locations in Maine and New Hampshire)