The Improper Bostonian

"Her name is Naomi Cannistraci, but you may know her as the Popover Lady. The nickname comes courtesy of the small (but surging) customer base that flocks to her market appearances. Along with rich and eggy originals, the Melrose native offers popovers laced with asiago cheese, dunked headfirst into chocolate or dusted with orange-cinnamon sugar. (She makes a mean morello cherry pie, too.) When it comes to baked goods, the Popover Lady goes above and beyond."          - Elizabeth Bomze


"What a find!!! We tried an Asiago cheese and the counter person suggested to eat with jam warmed up. So good!!! First time having and first time venturing in the Boston Public Market. Highly recommend."

"Delicious! Authentic, fluffy and freshly-made popovers. My husband and I each got the egg, cheese & ham popover breakfast sandwich. So good! Really different and wonderful. I got the Asiago cheese popover and thought it worked perfectly."

"Crispy, fluffy popovers. A few simple ingredients but so tricky to make. I had the asiago. It was a perfect blend of saltine in this fluffy pastry."


"Went to Boston Public Market and the cinnamon sugar popovers are truly delicious. Light and airy and great flavor in every bite!"

"You know I have never in 31 years of my life never had a popover until now! I tried the cheese popover and it was not at all a disappointment!! The texture, the steam and warmth because it just came out of the oven warmed up my cold October morning. Arrive early to get a nice warm popover fresh out the oven and pair it with a nice jam to go with it!"

Press release / Articles


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Boston Public Market


The Popover Lady Now Open At the Boston Public Market

Boston Globe


They All Call Her the Popover Lady

Eater Boston


Get Pesto Popovers and Chocolate-Drizzled Puffs at Boston Public Market

Edible Boston


Edible Tastings: The Popover Lady

Wicked Local Melrose


Melrose's Popover Lady is Newest Resident of Boston Public Market

Boston Voyager


Meet Naomi Cannistraci of The Popover Lady in Melrose

Boston Magazine


The Boston Public Market Has a New Popover Bakery

The Passionate Foodie


Popover Wars: Popover King vs The Popover Lady