Best of Boston

1998 Best Supermarket, Gourmet


Savenor’s made its name as a butcher, and Cambridge cooks who miss the original still travel to Beacon Hill for farm raised lamb, tender beef filet, and reliably tasty chicken, and to gawk at the potentially politically incorrect items like rattlesnake, rhino, and lion meet in the freezer case (all farm-raised, the labels claim). Savenor’s is indispensable to gourmets looking for discerningly chosen sauces, oils and groceries, and a selection of the best bread in Boston— and in the world; in exciting news for bread lovers, Savenor’s just began importing several hefty, long-lasting, utterly delicious breads from Poilane, the legendary all-organic Paris baker.

160 Charles St., Boston, 617-723-6328,