Best Bread in Boston

2015 Best Bread Bakery

Blue Frog Bakery

Jamaica Plain

Having trouble finding this grain fiend’s mecca? Just look for the giant blue frog above the door, and you’ll know you’ve arrived. While best known for its bread pudding, the…Read More

2014 Best Bread Bakery

Bricco Panetteria

Boston

The rustic mite loaves and prosciutto-and-Parmesan-studded ciabattas at this North End bakery, located down an alley off Hanover Street, are a reminder that bread-baking is not only a precise science,…Read More

2013 Best Bread Bakery

Bricco Panetteria

Boston

Start by following the simple sign pointing down a back alley off Hanover Street, then let your nose take you the rest of the way. Bricco Panetteria is where many…Read More

2012 Best Bread Bakery

Clear Flour Bread

Brookline

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood just out of earshot of busy Comm. Ave., this Paris-by-way-of-Brookline bread haven satisfies locals with oven-fresh goods like pain au chocolat, garlic-black sesame breadsticks,…Read More

2011 Best Bread Bakery

Clear Flour Bread

Brookline

This tiny, nestled-away Brookline bakery may not have prime real estate, but it’s easy to find. Just follow the intoxicating aroma of fresh, crusty baguettes down Comm. Ave., turn left…Read More

2009 Best Bread Bakery

Clear Flour Bread

Brookline

Flour, water, yeast, salt. Four lowlier ingredients are hard to imagine—as are the heights to which they can rise in the hands of master bakers like Clear Flour’s husband-and-wife owners,…Read More

2008 Best Bread Bakery

B & R Artisan Bread

Framingham

Seeing as how first impressions are everything, a restaurant’s bread-basket is serious business. Boston’s finest eateries, including T. W. Food and Troquet, order their loaves from Sel de la Terre…Read More

2008 Best Bread Bakery

B&R Artisan Bread

Framingham

Seeing as how first impressions are everything, a restaurant’s bread-basket is serious business. Boston’s finest eateries, including T. W. Food and Troquet, order their loaves from Sel de la Terre…Read More

2007 Best Bread Bakery

Clear Flour Bread

Brookline

No time to backpack the Continent? Load up on Clear Flour’s peerless European-style breads, such as Italian fougasse and burly German rye, and you may just find use for that…Read More

2006 Best Bread Bakery

Nashoba Brook Bakery

Boston

Bakers here understand that great bread rises from all-natural ingredients. The seven-grain loaf is moist, earthy, and studded with dates, and the baguettes are so light and sweet, it’s almost…Read More

2005 Best Bread Bakery

Sel de la Terre

Boston

We love the hint of sweetness in the fig-and-anise loaf at Sel de la Terre, and covet the bakery’s chewy sourdough. But one bite of the buttery brioche at this…Read More

2004 Best Bread Bakery

Bread & Butter Baking Co.

Jamaica Plain

The golden glow, faintly sweet aroma, and heavenly texture of the freshly baked loaves at this cute shop in a still-grungy stretch of J.P. could make even the most ardent…Read More

2003 Best Bread Bakery

Hi Rise Bread Co.

Cambridge

One step inside this Cambridge bakery and you know you’re in a serious place for serious bread. Half of the shop is an open baking area where workers mix, cut,…Read More

2002 Best Bread Bakery

Hi-Rise Bread Co.

Cambridge

Bread may be the staff of life or just the stuff of a good sandwich. Either way, it’s best when kept simple, hearty, and wholesome. Hi-Rise scores on all three…Read More

2001 Best Bread Bakery

Hi-Rise Bread Co.

Cambridge

There’s some damn fine bread in this town, but we’re throwing down the gauntlet and calling it for Hi-Rise. Why? Shelf after shelf of simple but flawlessly executed loaves: chewy…Read More

2000 Best Bread

Hi-Rise Bread Company

Cambridge

Baked right on the premises with organic whole wheat, rye, and corn flours, Hi-Rise bread does a body good. In addition to more than a dozen breads offered on the…Read More

1998 Best Bread

Iggy’s Bread of the World

Watertown

What does “Bread of the World” mean? For Iggy’s, it translates into old-fashioned, naturally leavened, hearth-baked breads made from ingredients that have not been chemically treated in any way (“as…Read More

1997 Best Bread Pudding

Sonsie

Boston

Forget everything you’ve heard about “the scene” and zero in on the dessert menu. Art Welch is the new pastry chef and he does wonders with the good ‘ol chocolate…Read More

1997 Best Bread

Biga Breads

Charlestown

Carmelized onion and cheese ciabatta (a twisted Tuscan bread), triple-raisin loaf, and parmesan-pepper breadsticks are just a few reasons to check out Biga. In addition to retail sales…Read More

1996 Best Bread, Pita Products

Near East Bakery

West Roxbury

The pita bread is great and made on the premises. It comes in all sorts of flavors and sizes. We also recommend the kaak, soft bagel-shaped rolls flavored with an…Read More

1996 Best Bread, Selection

Peter Bread Etc.

Sudbury

This wholesale bread bakery supplies area hotels and markets with unusual, delectable breads. Flavors change with the seasons: lavender and chive in the summer, cranberry-line-pine nut in the fall. We…Read More

1996 Best Breadsticks

Biga Breads Cafe

Charlestown

The extra-long grissini are twisted with Parmesan, sesame seeds, and cracked black pepper for bursts of crunch flavor. They are addictively great…Read More

1996 Best Bread

Iggy’s

Watertown

This is bread we dream of, we crave, we travel miles to buy. The Francese bread is amazing, in rolls or loaves. Beautiful focaccia, superb multigrain bread, and delicious cold…Read More

1993 Best Bread

Cezanne

Cambridge

Although many are trying, no one succeeds at making good bread as well as Cezanne. The pepper sicelle and the ciabatta are exceptional…Read More

1991 Best Bread

Olives

Charlestown

The bread alone is worth the wait for a table at Olives…Read More

1989 Best Bread

Clear Flour Bakery

Brookline

The only time everybody really gets crunchy-chewy is when you’re talking about bread. And the crunchiest, chewiest loaves in town are made by Clear Flour…Read More

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