Best of Boston

Best Bread Bakery

2017 Best Bread Bakery

Bricco Panetteria

Boston
This basement-level bakery is part of Frank DePasquale’s North End culinary empire, and yet somehow everything about it screams old-world charm. From the tiny space, […] read more»
2016 Best Bread Bakery

Clear Flour Bread

Brookline
In an era when everyone from your grandparents to your girlfriend has gone “gluten-free,” Clear Flour is unapologetically pro carb. Apricot-studded pain de seigle? Black-sesame […] read more»
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 […] 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 […] 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. […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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. […] read more»