Best of Boston

1997 Best Brownie

Rebecca’s Bakery

The perfect brownie is the simplest of pleasures. Chocolate frosting, chocolate chips, walnuts, and so forth are wonderful and delicious additions, but brownie heaven is found in that space between fudge and cake. There should be a firm, even crunchy surface and a chewy-chocolate inside. Rebecca’s Bakery (not to be confused with Rebecca’s Cafe) has the rich brownie nailed, unadorned and unaided.

70 Charles St., Boston, 617-742-9542,