Our final stop on the tour was Maria’s Pastry Shop. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but our guide Jim told us it was the best pastry shop in the North End, hands down. I know most people end up at Mike’s but Jim assured us that Maria’s was where the locals shop.
Maria’s specialties include:
And clockwise from the top: Regina tea biscuits (topped with sesame seeds), unfilled cannoli shell, Umberti (the rectangular shaped one), Amaretti (almond flavourd biscuits), Totos (the chocolate one) and various biscotti.
We got to taste a bite of the following:
Well worth a trip if you’re even in the North End of Boston and again, it’s just across from the Greenway so you could have a sweet little picnic…