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A North End of Boston Cannoli To Die For from Mike's Pastry

Cannoli and other baked goods from Mike's Pastry in Boston, Mass.
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 didn't like!

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 from 8 a.m. into the late evening.

Mike's Pastry on Hanover Street in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts.
Mike's Pastry.

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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