Best of Boston

2000 Best Bagel

Cafe Fresh

Though we have many advantages as a city, Boston is not New York when it comes to bagels. Thank goodness for Cafe Fresh, a suburban outfit doing its best to raise everyone’s favorite breakfast carb to a higher level. The bagels are suitably oversized, hard on the outside, and soft in the middle. If you don’t live in the ‘burbs, make a weekend pilgrimage and see what we mean. Take that, Eli Zabar.

374 Washington Street, Dedham, 781-326-1222,