The North End is home to cappuccino bars, homemade pasta shops, mafioso types and some of the greatest cannoli in the country - sweetened ricotta-filled fried pastry shells. It sounds simple but much science, tradition, timing and precision are hidden inside the cream & crunch. Thankfully for us, we just get to enjoy them.
Come on a crawl of five quintessential North End cannoli spots, from Maria's to Modern. Along the way, we'll discuss the origins of this Italian pastry and how to know if there is a good one in front of you.
About Your Guide
I am all about exploring local history, architecture, food and art to learn about how places came to be. You can find me in search of hidden places, the best dim sum, secret speakeasies, skyline vistas and other ingredients to build the perfect day.