Best of Boston

BEST Bread Bakery

2006 BEST Bread Bakery

Nashoba Brook Bakery


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 light and sweet, it’s almost a shame to top them with anything. read more»

2005 BEST Bread Bakery

Sel de la Terre


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 the buttery brioche at this boulangerie makes us feel we’ve died and gone to heaven. 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 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»