Best of Boston

2012 Best Bakery for Sweets

Modern Pastry

In business for more than 70 years, this North End landmark continues to offer a delicious dose of Old World baking charm. With its velvety truffles, homey thumbprint cookies, and decadent rum-soaked sponge cakes layered with chocolate mousse and thick ganache frosting, it’s no wonder the lines are forever spilling out of the shop and onto Hanover Street.

257 Hanover St., Boston, 617-523-3783,