Making a muffin is like growing a flower—after planting the seed in a special pot and baking it at 400 degrees, you're rewarded with a beautiful blossom that tastes like cake. Pluck a flavorful flower with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of muffins, sandwiches, coffee beverages, and more at My Favorite Muffin on Alameda Street and South Staples Street.
My Favorite Muffin bakes up its namesake fare in a variety of flavors and also features an extensive list of savory deli fare. Fans of post-oven muffin batter are bestowed with a bounty of muffins made from scratch and prepared with soybean oil, creating tasty pastries whose cake parts contain less cholesterol than their butter-packed brothers. Choose from a list of 19 cup-sized cakes ($1.99 for a jumbo muffin or $1.80 for three mini muffins), including cherry cheesecake, banana nut, pumpkin spice, bran, and boston cream pie. Nutritional information for each creation at My Favorite Muffin is available online.
The full-service deli serves sandwiches, bagels, soups, and specialty coffee beverages. Begin the day with a Northern omelette ($3.29) dressed in insulating sausage and peppers. A handful of palm-sized friends can join you in an antemeridian feast with the bagel mini deal, which contains six doughy O's in flavors such as cheddar herb, strawberry, and tomato basil plus half a pound of cream cheese ($9.95). Lunchers topple savory food stacks of ham, swiss, and honey mustard on the toasted café chicken melt ($6.39), whereas the Mediterranean veg-out ($5.29) preserves its sound structure of assorted vegetables with a creamy mortar of hummus or cream cheese.
- Muffins are top notch. Especially banana nut. – Hillary Kramer, Alameda Street location