Best Bakery for Sweets in Boston

2013 Best Bakery for Sweets

Flour Bakery

Boston

This was a winner in our 2013 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2013 winners…Read More

2013 Best Bakery for Sweets

Clear Flour Bread

Brookline

This tiny Brookline shop has made its name—quite literally—on its nubby olive rolls, grainy loaves, and airy brioche. But when we line up on weekends, it’s for something a bit…Read More

2012 Best Bakery for Sweets

Modern Pastry

Boston

In business for more than 70 years, this North End landmark continues to offer a delicious dose of Old World baking charm. With its velvety truffles, homey thumbprint cookies, and…Read More

2011 Best Bakery for Sweets

Flour Bakery + Cafe

Boston

Let the cupcake lovers revel in their frosting-induced myopia; those of us who truly love pastry still embrace tarts, cakes, and cookies. Particularly when they’re made the way Joanne Chang’s…Read More

2009 Best Bakery for Sweets

Sofra Bakery and Cafe

Cambridge

Trailing orange blossom syrup and rose petal sugar, Ana Sortun’s year-old bakery-café comes on like a Salome of sweets, beguiling the cupcake-and-cookie crowd with such Middle Eastern-inspired delicacies as Egyptian…Read More

2008 Best Bakery for Sweets

Flour Bakery + Cafe

Boston

You can’t call yourself a Bostonian until you’ve whiled away a Sunday morning nibbling a sticky bun at Flour. Regulars know to arrive early, before the hopeful hordes of sugar…Read More

2008 Best Bakery for Sweets

Flour Bakery + Cafe

Boston

You can’t call yourself a Bostonian until you’ve whiled away a Sunday morning nibbling a sticky bun at Flour. Regulars know to arrive early, before the hopeful hordes of sugar…Read More

2007 Best Bakery for Sweets

Canto 6

Jamaica Plain

In Dante’s Inferno, Canto 6 describes the circle of hell reserved for the gluttonous. In J.P., it’s a cheery bakery that lures patrons with dark chocolate cookies studded with tart…Read More

2005 Best Bakery for Sweets

Clear Flour Bread

Brookline

You see the customers patiently waiting outside this off-the-beaten-path Brookline bakery on rainy weekend mornings, and you think, Surely the baguettes can’t bethatgood. They are, actually, but here’s betting it’s…Read More

2004 Best Bakery for Sweets

Café Vanille

Boston

Most bakeries aim for French authenticity, but few this side of the Atlantic succeed as completely as Café Vanille. Choosing between the flaky, airy, and flawlessly textured chocolate croissants and…Read More

2002 Best Bakery for Sweets

Truly Jörg’s

Chelsea

Who would expect to find the recherché charm of an exquisite Champs-Elysées café in Chelsea? Anyone who knows Truly Jörg’s—the tiny European-style patisserie crammed with utter delicacies—that’s who. Co-owner Jörg…Read More

2001 Best Bakery for Sweets

Café Vanille

Boston

Experienced sweet-tooths know exactly where to turn when sugar cravings hit. Vanille’s pastry cases are chock full of tantalizing treats: cappuccino cheesecake, chocoholic bliss tart, Boston cream pie. Don’t fret…Read More

1993 Best Bakery for Sweets

Delphin’s Gourmandise

Brookline

We loved this fabulous pastry shop when it was only in Marblehead. We love it even more now that it has opened a second shop in Brookline. The chausson aux…Read More

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