Best of Boston

2003 Best Dairy, West

Crescent Ridge Dairy

It may not be the 1890s anymore, but Crescent Ridge Dairy still delivers glass jars of milk—really good milk—to doorsteps across the western (and many southern) suburbs. Smooth and clean-tasting whole, chocolate, 2 percent, and skim are dropped off in retro metal containers at customers’ requests, then replaced each week. The company also carries more than 100 products, from hamburger buns and chowder to margarine and laundry detergent. But really, it’s the dairy that counts; the 2 percent milk couldn’t taste more wholesome, and the chocolate sports the richness of a melted candy bar.

355 Bay Rd., Sharon, 800-660-2740,