Best of Boston

BEST Produce

1998 BEST Produce, Vegetables

A. Russo and Sons

Watertown

If you’re fed up with the less-than-appealing look and less-than-inspiring selection of veggies at your local chain grocery, head over to A. Russo and Sons. It may be a bit of a hike, but you’ll realize it’s well worth your… read more»

1998 BEST Produce, General

Wilson Farms

Lexington

This farm’s tomatoes are the best summer heat antidote— fleshy and cool, never mealy. The papayas are huge, and the corn— well, teens say it’s worth biting into, braces be damned. Wilson Farms has every fruit and veggie you need… read more»

1997 BEST Produce

A. Russo and Sons

Watertown

try as we might to avoid repeating ourselves, Russo wins again. Whether it’s ramps or radishes you’re after, head to this Watertown institution (founded in 1925) to stock up on all the vegetables, fruit, and legumes you can imagine. read more»

1996 BEST Produce

Preparations

Dorchester

Beautiful produce with an emphasis on Caribbean items. We like chewing on the fresh sugar cane and sipping fresh coconut juice straight from huge green coconuts. read more»

1996 BEST Produce, Shop

Tony’s Produce

Boston

Don’t ask for prices at Tony’s—just choose from the tempting produce—everything from lemons to melons to fiddlehead ferns, in season. The low overhead in this no-frills shop will be reflected at the register, so stock up. read more»

1995 BEST Produce

Russo’s

Watertown

A vast array of produce, not only incredibly fresh but also reasonably priced, draws weekend crowds to this market. Check out the shop’s excellent selection of fresh herbs, New England cheeses, and local breads as well. read more»

1992 BEST Produce, Vendor

Bread & Circus

The freshest and most beautiful produce in town, yes, but the commitment to organic produce is what makes this store outstanding. read more»

1987 BEST Produce

Bread & Circus

Their cucumbers ought to be rated X. read more»

1985 BEST Produce, Market

Le Jardin

Cambridge

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1983 BEST Produce

Le Jardin

Cambridge

Where our restaurant critic shops, among others. read more»