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BEST Bread Bakery

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 make even the most ardent Atkins disciples recognize the folly of their ways. Along with… read more »

2003 BEST Bread Bakery

Hi Rise Bread Co.


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 area where workers mix, cut, shape, and bake loaves in an oven the size of… read more »

2002 BEST Bread Bakery

Hi-Rise Bread Co.


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. Hi-Rise scores on all three counts, churning out intensely flavorful whites, wheats, and sourdoughs with… read more »

2001 BEST Bread Bakery

Hi-Rise Bread Co.


There’s some damn fine bread in this town, but we’re throwing down the gauntlet and calling it for Hi-Rise. Why? Shelf after shelf of simple but flawlessly executed loaves: chewy sourdough, rich stone-ground cornbread, sweet and yeasty brioches, and hearty… read more »