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Nov 30, 2006 08:45 PM

Where to buy Cannoli?

Where's a good italian market in the DC area to buy cannoli?

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  1. Not an Italian market, but Vacarro's in the Union Station foodcourt sells Italian sweets.

    (202) 371-2855
    Lower Level - Food Court
    Italian desserts.

    1. I'll second the Vaccaro's rec. They are a Baltimore institution, and while I think most of their desserts do not deserve the praise they recieve, the cannoli's are the real deal.

      1. There is a Vaccaro's inside 2000 Pennsylvania Ave.

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        1. re: Steve

          If you are in the MD suburbs, the ones at Lucia's in Wheaton aren't bad:

          Also, from time to time, Costco has cannoli kits that will satisfy your cravings for years to come.

        2. Agree with the Vaccaro's rec--but don't make a special trip to the 2000 Penn location though unless you check out their hours first. I used to live in Foggy Bottom and often showed up only to find that they were closed.

          1. The best thing about Vaccaro's is that you can buy a cannoli kit and stuff them at home yourself so they don't get soggy. Also, they give you a generous amount of cheese so there's always some left after you stuff all the shells.

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            1. re: Bob W

              I agree that Vaccaro's cannoli kits are excellent, but for other Italian desserts in Baltimore would say that Piedigrotta on Central avenue and at the Cross street market is superior.