Shake Shack isn’t enough to satisfy Mall of America visitors with East Coast-bred eateries.
Coming this summer, Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro Jr. of TLC’s “Cake Boss” is opening a Minnesota outpost of his Carlo’s Bakery.
What started as a humble Italian pastry shop in Frank Sinatra’s hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey, is now a growing national chain thanks to Valastro’s reality TV fame. This will be the bakery’s first Midwestern location.
Valastro made a name for himself as an imaginative decorator of sculptural cakes. But the real treat at Carlo’s is its Italian bona fides. Cannolis; red, white and green flag cookies; napoleons and more should be on hand. There will also be a menu of freshly made items, according to a press release from Mall of America.
The 2,000-square-foot bakery will be located on level three, near Culinary on North.