Best of Boston

1997 Best Crumpets

Sharrock’s English Bakery

Forget “English muffins” and get a hold of the original article. These crumpets are filling enough for a decent breakfast (and, if you have the power to skip butter, they’re fat- and cholesterol-free), yet light enough to leave plenty of room for lunch. Ex-pat Brits swear they’re the only “real” crumpets this side of the Atlantic. If mail order’s not your bag, the bakers also market their goods under the Trader Joe’s label (at all Trader Joe’s stores in the area).

1649 Wheeler St., North Dighton, 800-627-0385,