No first-time visit to Boston is complete without a stop in the North End, and Modern Pastry remains a favorite for out-of-towners. Cannoli are top-notch, but Italian specialties like torrones (nut-filled nougats) are also great. Visiting San Francisco hound roofus reported back that he had an enjoyable experience, despite the wait.
"Modern Pastry had a line out the door. Met some nice locals waiting—Bostonians are really friendly. They drove in from the 'burbs to get dessert for their best friend. Sweet. This place is really inefficient, but I thought it was good. They fill the cannoli to order. Delicious. Tried something called a torrone—loved the peanut one."
Modern Pastry [North End]
257 Hanover Street, Boston