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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
2012 Best Bread Bakery

Clear Flour Bread

Brookline
Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood just out of earshot of busy Comm. Ave., this Paris-by-way-of-Brookline bread haven satisfies locals with oven-fresh goods like pain […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]