Best of Boston

BEST Muffin

2003 BEST Muffin

Appleton Bakery Café


Enough with low-fat, no-butter baked goods. Muffins were meant to be savored. Appleton, the friendly, sunlit café, understands this, and answers the call with beauties made from hunks of fruit, rich butter, and inventive flavor combinations. The peach and walnut… read more»

1999 BEST Muffin

Appleton Bakery Cafe


The husband-and-wife team of South End caterers who opened Appleton last year make fresh muffins with delicious and often surprising combinations such as peaches and walnuts, and pineapple and coconut. For the adventurous, there’s white chocolate and caramel apple; traditionalists… read more»

1998 BEST Muffin

Carberry’s Bakery and Coffee House


A good muffin is a delicate thing. All you want is a little sweetness, not too much butter, and lots of fruit. Your delicate morning palate winces at anything so heavy as pound cake, but you want your muffins to… read more»

1996 BEST Muffin, Blueberry

Vicki Lee Boyajian


This is the standard to which all other blueberry muffins should aspire: denser than cake, but still light and flavorful, and filled with fresh blueberries. They’re a great way to start the day. read more»

1993 BEST Muffin

Savoy French Bakery


Savoy’s blackberry-raspberry muffins define the form: enormous, light, moist, packed with fresh fruit, and not too sweet. read more»

1991 BEST Muffin



These not-too-sweet muffins are the most satisfying around. read more»

1988 BEST Muffin, English

Joyce’s Gourmet English Muffin Company


For the muffin maven, these are local contenders to the crown worn by the much ballyhooed Wolferman’s out of Kansas City. read more»