Best of Boston

1998 Best Challah

Cheryl Ann’s of Brookline

Lines form around the block on Friday afternoons and before major Jewish holidays, though this challah is too good to save for special occasions. Cheryl Ann’s challah has the soft sweetness of brioche and looks like a food stylist’s dream loaf, golden and braided. These breads are not available elsewhere; fanatics admit that their New York relatives beg them to Fed Ex Cheryl’s challahs to the Big Apple.

1010 West Roxbury Parkway, West Roxbury, 617-469-9241,