Best of Boston

BEST Supermarket

1998 BEST Supermarket, Gourmet



Savenor’s made its name as a butcher, and Cambridge cooks who miss the original still travel to Beacon Hill for farm raised lamb, tender beef filet, and reliably tasty chicken, and to gawk at the potentially politically incorrect items like… read more»

1998 BEST Supermarket, Kosher

The Butcherie


This butcher shop in the Harvard Street borscht belt has been refurbished and expanded since news got around that kosher preparation of chicken and other food was physically, as well as spiritually, healthful. But the aisles are still clogged with… read more»

1991 BEST Supermarket, New

Bread & Circus


More bread & Circus than Bread & Circus. Wow! read more»

1989 BEST Supermarket

Bread & Circus

Newton Highlands

Where hippie and yuppie meet over whole-meal fettuccine. So who needs sugar anyway? read more»

1988 BEST Supermarket

Bread & Circus


Why is it that people who work in “health food” places look a if they’re about to keel over? They probably don’t drink and smoke enough. But the meat counter here will tempt the most devout vegetarian. read more»

1985 BEST Supermarket, Upscale

J. Bildner & Sons


Yuppies think they’ve died and gone to heaven. read more»

1984 BEST Supermarket, Upscale

Bread and Circus

Where EDBs refuse to tread. read more»

1983 BEST Supermarket, Discount


The chain where you bring your own bags and boxes, among other antifrills. read more»

1983 BEST Supermarket, Upscale

DeLuca’s Back Bay Market


The Charles Street location is fine, too. read more»

1982 BEST Supermarket, Natural Foods

Bread & Circus

Cambridge, Brookline, and Wellesley

Terrific variety, and doesn’t smell like a supermarket. Maybe it’s Brookline’s or Wellesley’s air. We know it’s not Cambridge’s. read more»