Ladybird Diner entered the Massachusetts Street food scene almost two years ago with its top-notch treats and quirky environment. The Diner took a small hiatus in March of 2015 due to the smoke and fire damage from next door neighbor Biggs on Mass’s small catastrophe. Lawrence residents waited with barely contained appetites for the hot spot to reopen, which it thankfully did this summer.
Lead by owner and pie maker extraordinaire Meg Heriford, Ladybird Diner came back with a refreshed menu and a new case for donuts (our stuffed buffalo friend is still hanging, flower chain and all).
The one-page menu boasts of breakfast all day and classic diner dishes. I sipped some coffee while I decided between breakfast or lunch- at 1:00pm, it could go either way. I decided to go with the Chicken Pot Pie, because as the menu says, pie is kind of their thing. As a certified crust lover, I can attest that this stuff is seriously good. Flakey, buttery, golden brown, and everything you could want from a pot pie topping. The filling was creamy and even the potatoes were flavorful.
I knew I could not leave without finishing the meal with a tasty treat. The place is known for their pie, after all. But since I had filled up on crust already, I decided to take a chocolate-iced, sprinkle-coated cake donut to go. I was not blown away-it was too dense and cakey for me. Their pie is a sure win every time, though.
If you are looking for something that makes you feel cozy from the inside out, then the Chicken Pot Pie is for you. It is classic, hearty, and delish. I would not recommend it if you are wanting something on the lighter side, but in my opinion, when you go to a diner you’re looking to be full and happy, not necessarily healthy.
My favorite thing about Ladybird is the atmosphere. The old brick walls, the funky paintings, the cute salt shakers that are different for every table-that is what pulls me back to this comfortable, cozy diner.