Best of Boston

2001 Best Candy, Store

Dairy Fresh Candies

It’s hard to decide whether Dairy Fresh deserves our vote more for its nonpareil assortment of confections or for its friendly and informative staff. Its two narrow rooms are packed to the rafters with such imported and domestic treats as Italian baci (kisses), Turkish pistachio nuts, Lake Champlain chocolates, and Dancing Deer cookies. Around the holidays, the little shop kicks into an overdrive that would wear out even an Oompah-Loompah.

57 Salem St., Boston, 617-742-2639,