Food & Drink


2018 Winner: Bova’s

This North End bakery is open 24 hours a day, every day—yet somehow, it still manages to rank behind two other neighborhood shops, Mike’s Pastry and Modern Pastry, in sheer name recognition. Bova’s, though, is the best-kept secret hiding in plain sight. Founded in 1926, the family-owned bakery churns out an overwhelming assortment of excellent sweet and savory treats: mouthwatering fresh fruit tarts and turnovers, cakes and calzones—and yes, cannoli that compete with the best of them.


134 Salem St., Boston • (617) 523-5601

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