0.6 min readBy Published On: November 6th, 2021Categories: Features4 Comments

It was recently National Doughnut Day and it made us nostalgic for the old school bakeries of South Boston.  There was Hayden’s at the corner of N and Fourth. Klem’s at H and Broadway.  And we can’t forget Argus’ Bakery on East Eighth Street.  They had the most delicious coffee rolls and Irish Bread.  My nana would go after Mass on Sundays, wait in line, and bring back a little bit of heaven!  It was a good day if you had an Argus’ coffee roll!

There were many more also – Alice’s Bakery also on East Eighth.  Mae’s  – known for their doughnuts.

Which ones do you miss?

4 Comments

  1. colleen happas November 7, 2021 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Klems had the best half moons !!

  2. Laura Lydon November 8, 2021 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Wow.. I was just talking about ARGUS’S !! THEY HAD THE BEST BUTTER COOKIES, STARS, ETC. I HAVE NOT YET HAD A BUTTER COOKIE AS GOOD AS THEIRS!

  3. Bob Washburn November 11, 2021 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    We’d get donuts at Hayden’s after Sunday mass.

  4. Esther Comeau December 6, 2021 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    I grew up in Southie in the 40s and 50s. I remember going to Alice’s to buy donuts after Mass on Sunday. Do you happen to have a photo of Alice’s? I’m writing my stories in “Storyworth” and it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Esther Trifiro Comeau

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