Best of Boston

1998 Best Scones

Concord Teacakes

Hard to believe this is the place where we rebelled against the British. This little bakery overlooking the picturesque West Concord railroad junction has thoroughly embraced the delicacy that is central to the mother country’s tea ritual. There are regular, cinnamon, and currant scones for sale, and while they’re good enough to eat plain, the bakery has homemade jellies and authentic Devonshire cream. You’ll find coffees and teas, a couple of window tables, and shelves stocked with newspapers and books. If the Brits knew it would get this good, they wouldn’t have left so easily.

59 Commonwealth Ave., West Concord, 978-369-7644,