Best of Boston

BEST Brownie

1999 BEST Brownie

Rosie’s Bakery

Chestnut Hill

The mother of all artery cloggers is Rosie’s Chocolate Orgasm, as decadent as the name implies, with a rich, creamy smear of fudge atop a two-inch-thick fudge brownie. For those with a nut fetish, there’s the Harvard Square, loaded with… read more»

1998 BEST Brownie

Beacon Hill Market


Cakey or fudgey; chewy or gooey? What ideal tension of textures constitutes the perfect brownie? We found it in an unlikely grocery where they make virtually everything in a little kitchen upstairs (including chicken, roasted and cut into juicy fresh… read more»

1997 BEST Brownie

Rebecca’s Bakery


The perfect brownie is the simplest of pleasures. Chocolate frosting, chocolate chips, walnuts, and so forth are wonderful and delicious additions, but brownie heaven is found in that space between fudge and cake. There should be a firm, even crunchy… read more»

1995 BEST Brownie



Serious chocoholics, take note: one of these confections can make your day. Wonderfully chocolaty, moist and chewy, they’re nirvana for brownie lovers. Also available at Starbucks and Coffee Connection shops. read more»

1985 BEST Brownie

Le Jardin


The favorite of local restaurateurs and Cambridge gourmets. read more»

1983 BEST Brownie

Rosie’s Pastries


Time for the Hall of Fame. read more»

1982 BEST Brownie

Rosie’s Bakery


The Chocolate Orgasm (that’s a brownie, not a sex act) wins for the second year in a row oh-oh. read more»