Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Houghton MI (Low 35 Mostly Cloudy A Little Rain High 55)

Sitting around the campfire we heard about a good bakery that serves real good pasties, including a breakfast pasty, that was near Subway. Leaving Wal-Mart we decided to stop in and get a menu and confirm when they had breakfast ones. A pasty is a traditional Cornish lunch and a nod to the miners that settled the copper country. It features a crust wrapped around meat, potatoes, onions, carrots, and rutabaga. 

They also feature some other takes on the traditional such as a pizza pasty, the turkey pasty (the whole dinner, including the stuffing and cranberries in a pasty), the philly and the veggie and a chicken broccoli. We ordered a turkey and a breakfast one to go.

Once they found out at Roy's Pasties and Bakery that this was our first visit we got the royal treatment. 

We got a free sample of the almond danish that has the same type of almond paste in the danish that were in the Dutch Letters we recently had in Pella IA and it was excellent. We then learned more of the history of the place and then got a sample of their breakfast cookie, which has oats and chocolate chips and other things we cannot remember except it was so good. We also got a cranberry cookie which was also good.

We then met the owner who brought us out an end piece of a povatica that he just finished cutting and it was very good too. Found out that they are friends with the camp hosts of our park. It was like meeting old friends that we never knew. The bakery goods all looked good and we sure picked out a few to try before we leave.

We still have a lot of blogging catch up to do from our trip getting here so stay tuned. We have to get a lot of the backlog completed because it is going to get crazy around here later in June with three festivals; Seafood Fest, Finn Fest, and Bridge Fest. In late June or early July we are not sure when but there is a Pasty Fest in nearby Calumet that Roy told us about. We are sure each of these will be worth a blog entry or two. 

We can confirm that the pasties are some of the best, if not the best, that we have had while on the Upper Peninsula. The turkey pasty with the turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy and cranberries is unique and good. That was so good we went and got the chicken and broccoli pasty and it was also good. This morning we will see how the breakfast pasty is. We still have to have the traditional one; so much eating, so little time.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. Oh wow. I am so looking forward to getting back to Helena so we can have a good pastie. Those look wonderful and I would love to have a breakfast one.

  2. They sure look good, but I can feel my belt taking the strain just from looking at the pictures.

  3. I'm from Wisconsin and grew up eating things like that! So good and comforting.