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Yay: Waverly Market

November 4th, 2006

Waverly Market (on Waverly St.) is a mom and pop Italian market that was first introduced to me a few years ago by my mom and her work-friends.  They would get subs from here for lunch and I tagged along one time and was amazed I never knew it was there, yet it’s right on 135.
Inside seems to be very much a family business. There is always a cute little old lady at the register and a team of people working the counter. There is a frozen food section where they sell homemade pasta, sauces and a variety of meatballs, from chicken to lamb. 

I’m always tempted to try the $60 lasagna but I haven’t had enough people over to serve it.  I have to believe it must be an amazing lasagna. There is a ready-to-go hot food section at the counter as well as deli, cheeses and probably 6 or 7 types of biscotti.

Most impressive is that they fill cannolis to order.  I got a little one to go and watched a(nother) little grey-haired lady pipe in the filling, dust it with powdered sugar and wrap it up.

This may be strong statement, but: This was the best cannoli I ever tasted.  Better than Mike’s or anywhere I’ve had a cannoli before.  I’m still thinking about how good it was right now.  It must have to do with the fact that its freshly filled or they make great filling or both.
Molto bene!


  1. Awesome Post M! I can’t wait to go there for lunch, it sounds great. Better than Mike’s though? That’s tough to beat — but I hope you’re right because we’re getting tired of driving all the way to the north end for cannolis… Have you ever tried Modern’s Pastry (also in the north end) — they have excellent cannolis as well.

    Comment by Paul Jasper November 4, 2006 @ 5:04 am

  2. Hi Paul,
    I know, it’s rare to find the best anything in Framingham but I stand by my cannoli rating.
    I’ve had them from Modern too. Even tried Wholly Cannoli in Worcester and I have to say this really was the best cannoli out of all of them. They don’t have fancy flavors like some places but it’s the best for a fresh, “pure” cannoli- you don’t need any fancy flavors with this. Let me know what you think when you try Waverly’s : )

    Comment by michelle November 4, 2006 @ 12:23 pm

  3. Unbelieeeevable sandwiches!! One of these days, I will bring home some frozen raviolis and sauce.

    Comment by Rich November 4, 2006 @ 8:13 pm

  4. I was just there today and picked up some cannolis – they *are* excellent. Whole Foods makes a decent cannoli also, though the ones from this place are definitely better. They don’t take credit cards.

    Comment by Darrin November 4, 2006 @ 8:54 pm

  5. Hey All,

    We went there today as well on Michelle’s rec. — the cannolis are fantastic, and I don’t say that lightly, having an italian grandmother myself who makes them from scratch… We also picked up some wonderful cheese and eggplant tapenade – One of the owners, Dave, was extremely helpful and friendly, suggesting what to get and explaining why you want to get one thing vs. another. I can’t wait to go back and try some of their meat marinara and other goodies. Before we knew it, we had already bought $40 worth of groceries! 😉



    Comment by Paul Jasper November 5, 2006 @ 1:00 am

  6. Waverly has the best cold cuts imaginable. Match them up with a roll from Framingham Bakery (up the street towards Ashland) and you cannot fail.

    Comment by Jed Dineen February 29, 2008 @ 8:57 pm

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