The Goods: Local Bites We’re Digging Right Now

boston treats we love

Photos by Scott M. Lacey

Barker & Mills Bourbon-Vanilla Cocktail Cherries

The Boston Shaker is the exclusive purveyor of these handpitted, small-batch bourbon-vanilla cherries, perfect for classing up a homemade Manhattan or a simple scoop of vanilla Häagen-Dazs.

$12, 69 Holland St., Somerville, 617-718-2999,

boston treats we love

Curley’s Cracka Jack

JM Curley has reworked this childhood snack for grownups, infusing the caramel-candied popcorn with smoky bacon and roasted peanuts (and a prize, of course: a toffee Lego piece).

$4, 21 Temple Place, Boston, 617-338-5333,

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FoMu Vegan Ice Cream 

With flavors like Thai peanut and avocado (our favorite), the coconut-milk-based “ice cream” sold out of small Allston storefront FoMu defies any bland vegan stereotype.

$7 per pint, 481 Cambridge St., Allston, 617-903-3276.