Best of Boston

1996 Best Bakery

Dancing Deer

The butter yellow painted-brick facade houses marvelous treats—gingerbread in the fall, lemon-blackberry cake in the summer. Our absolute favorite item is available only on Sunday: sweet fruit bread studded with dried sour cherries, cranberries, raisins, and other fruits. Divine.

5197 Washington Street, West Roxbury, 617-469-2021,