Best of Boston

BEST Muffin

2003 BEST Muffin

Appleton Bakery Café

Boston

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»

1998 BEST Muffin

Carberry’s Bakery and Coffee House

Somerville

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

Needham

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

Brookline

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

1991 BEST Muffin

Pentimiento

Cambridge

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

1988 BEST Muffin, English

Joyce’s Gourmet English Muffin Company

Arlington

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