Bova's Bakery, Boston

Bova's Bakery, Boston

If you're looking to ditch the lines altogether and have a genuine Italian grandma-style experience, be sure to swing by Bova's. Hidden away on Salem Street, this tiny family-owned bakery has been serving up delights since 1932. What sets it apart? Well, it's open 24/7, and in a city that tends to hit the hay early, it's your go-to spot in the North End when those late-night sweet cravings strike.

Now, if you're keen on cannolis, you're in for a treat because they come in a variety of flavors here, so feel free to fill up a to-go box with assorted cookies and pastries right from the giant glass display cases up front. That said, the crunchy, Florentine cannoli and those huge, flaky lobster tails are among the best reasons to visit the North End no matter the hour. Keep in mind, though, that Bova's is a classic bakery where things aren't always perfectly uniform, unlike the pastries you'll find at Modern or Mike's.

Renowned for its wide range of goodies, from various breads to pastries, cookies, tarts, cakes, and pies, the place also caters to those craving something more substantial, like fresh-baked calzones, subs, spuckies or Sicilian-style pizza. This place is the real deal, and it's a cash-only operation. It might be a little cramped inside, so you'll probably want to take your treats outside to enjoy.

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Sight Name: Bova's Bakery
Sight Location: Boston, USA (See walking tours in Boston)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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