Best of Boston

1997 Best Popcorn

West Newton Cinema

Forget about the movie-theatre-popcorn-has-more-saturated-fat-than-a-Big-Mac scare a few years back. Send your gourmet popping corn back to Williams-Sonoma. This is fresh popcorn at its finest, with just the right combination of chewiness and crunch, nary a stray burned kernel, and salt measured to perfection. It will neither grease up your hands nor leave you desperately for a four-dollar jumbo soda. Do it right—opt for the real butter.

1296 Washington St., West Newton, 617-964-6060,