You have a lot of choices for pastries in the North End, including two places where the walls are lined with pictures of celebrities who have stopped in for cannolis and lobster claws. But leave Mike’s and Modern to the tourists and every single politician - Maria’s is better than both. Don’t leave without the rum cake.
Maria’s Pastry Shop is permanently closed.
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