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Archive for the 'Artisan Cannolis' Category

"Wancko" cookie - peanut butter chocolate chip and pretzel chunks

Of all the gatherings of “gourmet” food carts and street food vendors in Manhattan I think Madison Square Eats has the highest percentage of great vendors.  On the savory side,  there are too many to mention them all.  Here’s a select few: Calexico Cart, Asia Dog, and Roberta’s (real wood oven) pizzas.  On the sweet side there’s plenty of standouts as well.  Some of my favorite picks are featured below. (more…)

"Wancko" cookie - peanut butter chocolate chip and pretzel chunks

Of all the gatherings of “gourmet” food carts and street food vendors in Manhattan I think Madison Square Eats has the highest percentage of great vendors.  On the savory side,  there are too many to mention.  Here’s a select few: Calexico Cart, Asia Dog, and Roberta’s (real wood oven) pizzas.  On the sweet side there’s plenty of standouts as well.  Some of my favorite picks are featured below. (more…)

Pistachio cannoli

UPDATE: 1/1/2011 The Store is closed but this thriving business live son in street fairs and pop-up businesses.

For an excellent dessert that’s both a little different and still somehow very traditional, get yourself down to Artisanal Cannolis.  It isn’t a new operation, they came into commercial being almost 4 years ago after making a splash at the 2008 San Gennaro festival with their pumpkin pie cannoli.  After that success they decided to open a bricks and mortar store in the East Village.

It’s easy to see why their recipe caught on.  Their cannolis aren’t too sweet and the ricotta filling is mild, smooth and creamy–instead of the frosting-like fillings I have had elsewhere.  Since the filling base is mild, it allows their specialty flavors, such as nutella, to shine through.  They source their ricotta locally and seem to be very serious about every ingredient that goes into their cannolis. (more…)