San Jose hounds are already mourning Cosentino’s Market, the family-run supermarket that recently announced it would be closing with its owners’ retirement in February. With 25 percent off remaining stocks, bargain hunters are heading over—but another great reason to go is that this is one of the few places that regularly makes sfogliatelle, says Melanie Wong.
The shell-shaped Italian pastries are just barely sweet, with crisp, thin layers of pastry and a ricotta cheese–semolina filling studded with candied citron. The smaller pastries, $1.39 apiece, stay crispier despite the moist filling. “Here’s hoping that the master baker who makes them finds another home for his/her wares soon,” Melanie says.
Cosentino’s Market [South Bay]
2666 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose