A North End of Boston Cannoli To Die For from Mike's Pastry
Cannolis and other baked goods from Mike's Pastry..
Article, photo by Eric Hurwitz --
created for VisitingNewEngland.com on 3/8/2022 @newenglandinfo
Cannolis aren't exactly a traditional
New England food but we couldn't resist posting this picture.
This mouthwatering treat comes from Mike's Pastry (257 and 263 Hanover
St.), located in the North
End -- a famous Italian neighborhood destination in Boston,
Mass. filled with Italian restaurants, coffeehouses, pastry shops,
delis and historical buildings.
For those who are not familiar with cannolis, this delectable
Italian dessert consists of a tube-shaped shell of fried pastry dough,
filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta. Mike's
uses the right combination of ingredients and sourcing to take cannolis
to the next level. The flavors and freshness taste significantly better
than the norm -- noteworthy, since I have never tasted a cannoli that I
Along with neighboring Modern Pastry, Mike's reigns as the king
of cannolis within this colorful, vibrant and interesting section of
Boston. Mike's Pastry dates back to 1946, serving as a local and
tourist hangout virtually since day one. This landmark storefront makes
18 different cannolis including my personal favorites: chocolate
chip, strawberry, chocolate mousse and mint chocolate chip.
Everything is made on the premises at this iconic Italian bakery, open
a.m. into the late evening.
As you can see in
the intro photo, Mike's makes some other pretty darn special baked
goods. Some of
the most popular items: biscotti, brownies, cannolis, cakes, cookies,
fruit squares, gelati, marzipan, pies, torrone and lobster tails (with
yellow custard filling).
The North End is known as "Little Italy," and Mike's comes up big-time
here as one of the most beloved places to be in this fun part of
Boston. Be sure to include this local gem of a place in your Boston and
New England travels.
Mike's Pastry is
located at 300 Hanover St., Boston, MA. Tel. 617-742-3050.
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