Around the World in 80 Dishes - nr. 69 Whoopie Pie in Bangor

69. Whoopie Pie in Bangor 

Friars Bakehouse

Is it a cookie? No! Is it a cake? No! It’s a Whoopie Pie! This New England speciality consists of two chocolate cake-cookies sandwiched together with sweet creamy frosting in the middle. Also known as a BFO - Big Fat Oreo - this is the state dessert of Maine. So what better place to get one than at Friars Bakehouse in Bangor? With sandwiches, soups and more, Friars Bakehouse is a hidden gem in downtown Bangor that puts smiles on their customers’ faces with their Whoopie Pies. So is it a cookie or a cake? Who cares, it’s delicious!

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