Best of Boston

1979 Best Laundromat

The Laundry-Galleria

Lillian Bloom’s North End hybrid features brand-new machines (Maytag, fifty cents), free coffee and tea, twenty-four-hour drop-off service, and inexpensive art on the walls. There’s usually an artist in residence too. Buy a painting, and perhaps he’ll fold your undies.

256 North St., Boston,