Modern Pastry

11 recent ratings
$ • Bakery
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available.
Reported GF menu options: Cookies, Dessert, Muffins, Pastries
100% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
257 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113

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Celiac

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Great GF cannolis!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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I was a Mike's fan before I was diagnosed celiacs but switched my allegiance to Modern once I found out they have GF cannolis! Just as delicious as a regular cannoli.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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Tasty cannoli! Knowledgeable staff that warned me to opt out of any toppings (like chocolate chips, pistachios, etc) as a celiac because they dip in the same container as the normal ones. They had a dairy free dessert option too (whoopie pie), but it was pretty sweet. Be sure to bring cash, they currently don’t accept card!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Cookies
  • Dessert
  • Muffins
  • Pastries

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Line out the door but moves quickly. They had the GF cannoli and it was delicious. Never had seen one anywhere else. They also had GF Whoopie pies.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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When in for the gf cannoli. But “they have been out for 3 days”. They only had 1 gf option. All they hype with no delivery.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Bought the whoppie pie and very pleased! I’m always thrilled to find places with bakery items! Highly recommend, and make sure to bring cash!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Gluten free cannoli and whoopie pie. Delicious! I haven’t had either since having problems with gluten. Worth the price for how rare it is to find these.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Only gluten free cannoli I found in the north end area!

A little pricey ($7 per cannoli) but to me, that was worth it! Went back a few more times on our trip. They knew to box mine separate from my husbands regular cannoli

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Cash only business, and a single cannoli costs about $6. It was good, but my homemade ones are much better. 😉 If you have missed cannolis and don't bake your own, these address a good choice.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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absolutely delicious gluten free cannoli!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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So many choices!!! They all looked great. I have Celiac so I got the gf cannoli and a gf cookie. Both were great. They keep the gf cannoli shells in a separate container and only fill after ordering. For gf the only option for filling is ricotta cheese- it was great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free cannolis! Made by a staff person with celiac so they’re made carefully. The staff are a little brusque and it’s cash only. But I went back the next day because the cannolis (with choc chip) were super!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Absolutely delicious GF cannoli, just like I remembered from years ago in North Boston! Was told that the bakery owner has celiac and makes all gluten free items personally so insure no contamination. Clerk said the owner eats these herself, as proof of her confidence: but of course she would because they are just wonderful. I also bought a lemon poppyseed muffin (which feels soft and moist) that I’m looking forward to for tomorrow’s breakfast!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Gluten free cannolis! All of the gluten free pastries are kept separate from the rest of their products.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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NOT celiac friendly, they said. They said it's all cross-contaminated so I didn't get a Cannoli. Seems like a nice Bakery though.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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The gluten free cannoli was good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Over rated in my opinion. The GF cannoli was $6, so I opted for the moon pie (the only other option I believe). It was brought out in a plastic bag on a plate, -- very unappealing. It was somewhat dry and seemed to smell like insecticide. Blech. There were many things like the nougat and other confections that could easily have been GF, but alas, there wasn't much to choose from. I would recommend going to the Thinking Cup a few doors down, instead, which was tasty, reasonably priced, and had a much better atmosphere.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I haven’t had a cannoli in almost 4 years. It was so good to have a crunchy sweet shell and still be given the option of what filling and toppings I would like on it. I got a class cannoli with traditional ricotta filling and chocolate chips, and it was delicious! Highly recommend😋

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So amazing to be able to have a cannoli again! It was scrumptious! The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly! Can’t wait to try again!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Desserts are kept separately and wrapped. Here you will find Whoopie Pies, cookies and yes, cannoli. The ricotta filling is gf and is honestly the best anyway. Server immediately put on gloves and packaged the treats separated from their gluten counterparts. My son is eleven, we’ve been there several times and have never been glutened. Be ready for a line— this place is popular!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Gluten free cannoli was delicious! So glad I tried it! Staff seemed knowledgeable!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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So happy to find a GF cannoli in the north end and it was scrumptious! The cannoli are stored in a separate glass jar and filled right away.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I went back twice while visiting in Boston for the GF cannoli. They keep the shells in a separate jar to prevent cross contamination, and then fill them to order. Sweet, creamy, crispy deliciousness! There were a couple of other “safe” treats individually wrapped and kept separate from the other bakery items. Worth the stop!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Good cannoli. Nice to be able to get a dessert with everyone else. They have muffins, whoopie pies, cookies and cannolis

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have the best gluten free cannolis. The shells are in a jar. The person waiting on you changes gloves, takes the shell to the back to fill. I have gotten them here on multiple occasions and have had no Celiac side effects.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Just like the Boston Modern Pastry, but in Medford!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Good GF cannoli. It doesn’t taste like a regular one. But since I can’t have the regular one, this hit the spot. Thanks.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

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My 10 year old son (celiac) was able to have his 1st Canoli! He loved it. My 7 year old son (celiac) got a gluten free Whoopi pie. They both LOVED their dessert. 2 gf canoli, 1 gf Whoopi pie, 1 chocolate pb egg (not gf) $19. Well worth it for my kids to feel like everyone else! No reactions from either boy who are both celiac and very sensitive.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Cannoli was great and same size as regular ones. Not sure if there was an up charge. Cash only!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Wonderful gluten free cannoli!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Cannolis were amazing. They were very knowledgeable about celiac. They said they are always working on new gf products. Everything was amazing. They have non-celiac employees try the products to make sure they taste as good as the non-gf products. They were amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I LOVE their gluten free cannoli, which are made off-site by the owner's daughter so as not to cross contaminate. The gluten free products are stored separately in a clearly labeled case. The only other gluten free item I have tried there was a lemon poppy seed muffin which was delicious. Also they have excellent iced cappuccino.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have been out of cannolli shells when I’ve gone, their Whoopie Pies are good!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Cannoli was delicious...no issues.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The were very helpful to us and the cannoli was very good and they said coming out with new gf products every day and working on a cupcake

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten Free cannoli was delicious as were whoopee pies. Pastries are baked in a separate GF facility and kept in a separate case away from regular pastries. Worker washed his hands and put on gloves before he served us. Also NIMA texted both and were gluten free.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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So happy to find a GF cannoli! Hasn’t half bad either

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I have gotten their gluten free whoopie pies and cookies on several occasions. Always delicious, never gotten me sick. The line is shorter and moves faster than Mike's, but it is cash only.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I have celiac and had no reaction the 3 times I’ve been. So amazing to have a cannoli again. Baked goods were a main concern when I was diagnosed. Be sure to tell them you have celiac when they pipe the cannolis. Also there’s a risk of contamination so ask for fresh toppings!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Tried the gf cannolli after reading other reviews of it being celiac safe. The taste was ok at best and I was very ill after eating it.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Awesome gluten free cannoli. The waitress was knowledgeable about which fillings and toppings were safe from cross contamination. Nice to have a place for gluten and non gluten to enjoy a pastry together.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fabulous. GF muffins and cannolis. Had steak and egg breakfast and it was delicious. Really friendly staff. Highly recommend.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Gluten free items are clearly marked on the menu. The cannoli is delightful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Not many places you can find gluten free cannoli. The ricotta...omg! It was delicious. A little speedy $5.95 for one small one but I'd pay again for it😋. Note- cash only

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Cannoli was pretty good. Not many GF options

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Gluten Sensitive

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Very few options here

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