After a fantastic meal, we walked around the harbor and enjoyed the warm day. After a while we felt the need for something sweet. We were looking for a bakery when we stumbled upon their Little Italy. We walked around and almost gave up. Most places looked like full on restaurants. But we finally stumbled upon Vaccaro's Bakery. This Italian storefront was just exactly what we were looking for.
Once inside, we saw that it also served as a cafe. Many people were sitting and enjoyed their coffee and desserts. We were there for take out though and the line was quite long. Luckily, it moved quickly. When we got to the front of the counter, we ordered a regular mini cannoli ($3) and some gelato ($3 for small). The cannoli shell was filled to order. The girl behind the counter really went to town. She stuffed that shell silly with lots of cannoli cream. The shell was crispy and cream was light and sweet. It was good but there was too much cannoli cream. It was overpowering.
The gelato flavors that we got were Italian cookies & cream and baci. The former was really sweet. They really overdid it with cookies. It actually missed the gelato part. The baci was really good though. I liked the hazelnut and chocolate flavor. It reminded me of the little chocolate truffles.
Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop
222 Albemarle Street
Baltimore, MD 21202