Stella Pastry & Cafe
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Stella Pastry & Café has peddled breads and cakes out of Little Italy since 1942. While the bakery may be best known for its Sacripantina—a rum-laced sponge cake so special, Stella’s owns the patent on it—we were taken by a dark horse that stood out from stiff competition around the city: the cannoli. Unlike cream-filled imposters, this tubular treasure boasts a sweet-tart ricotta filling studded with chocolate chips. The pastry crust is golden, bubbly, and thick enough that you can take a solid bite without crushing the remainder of your treat; a generous dusting of powdered sugar completes this Sicilian staple. Get yours with a cup of espresso on a lazy afternoon, or take advantage of Stella’s long open hours to satisfy a midnight craving.
446 Columbus Ave
|Opening hours:||Mon 7:30am-8:00pm; Tue-Thu, Sun 7:30 am - 10:00 pm; Fri-Sat, 7:30 am - 12:00 am|
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