About the popover lady

The Taste of Home

The Popover Lady started from the local Boston area Farmer’s Markets in 2009, selling popovers, pies, scones, and other baked goods. In 2017, we located at the Boston Public Market to share this New England food with more people. 

Other than the traditional popovers, we give them a non-traditional way such as Asiago cheese and toasted onion. We hope travelers can taste the flavor of New England. We hope residents would have the taste of home. 

We started to bake the home-taste popovers and fresh-baked pies from small batches every morning. You can meet fresh out of the oven popover at the Boston Public Market every day!

What Is Popover?

Popover is a light roll made from an egg batter similar to that of Yorkshire pudding. It is usually served alongside a centerpiece roast, a treat at holidays, and at Sunday dinner. We have a crisp, fluffy texture and come in a variety of flavors. You can serve warm, savory popovers at breakfast with jam and butter, or alongside soup or salad at lunch. However, at the Popover Lady, you can have it in a non-traditional way: the empty center of a popover makes it a ready-made, edible container, just waiting to be filled.

About the Owner

Naomi Cannistraci

As a baking lover, Naomi began selling baked goods at farmers’ markets on weekends while still working an office job in finance.  After quitting, she became a full-time Popover Lady, serving people home-made baked delights. 

"I want to make simple but unique food. If one person enjoys it, that is why I am here." - Naomi

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"You can use it as a side for your dinner, you can use it for breakfast or dessert, you can make a sandwich with it, or put on fresh berries and cream– there are so many things you can do with it.”



Split in half and serve filled with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with maple syrup, and a bit of crumbled smoky bacon. Or go more savory and fill it with sliced, fresh mozzarella, the last of the season's heirloom tomatoes, and some fresh basil leaves; in cooler months, treat it like a classic French crepe and fill it with grated Gruyere cheese and sliced ham and run it under the broiler.



Don't heat these ones up: the granulated sugar crust is delicious at room temperature. Serve at breakfast or as an afternoon treat with a frothy caffe latte or a steaming cup of milky tea, or fill with dark chocolate mousse and serve for dessert.


Toasted Onion

Studded with sweet caramelized onions, use this popover as a base for the best-ever roast beef sandwich: layer thinly-sliced beef, some horseradish creme fraiche and pepper arugula, tomatoes optional.


Asiago Cheese

Treat this popover like a pizza crust and smear with tomato sauce, sprinkle with grated cheese and a pinch of dried oregano and top it off with a few slices of spicy pepperoni before baking in a hot oven until bubbling. Or just heat and serve with a glass of hearty red wine, pile of green olives, and some salted almonds.


Chocolate Drizzle

Make a vanilla-scented pastry cream and pipe it in for a homemade eclair-type treat, or fill with butter pecan ice cream. Also nice on its own with a mug of hot chocolate or a tall glass of milk.