Best of Boston

2008 Best Bread Bakery

B&R Artisan Bread

Seeing as how first impressions are everything, a restaurant’s bread-basket is serious business. Boston’s finest eateries, including T. W. Food and Troquet, order their loaves from Sel de la Terre alum Michael Rhoads, who bakes crisp baguettes, hulking sourdoughs, and authentic ryes in his two-year-old Framingham shop. City-dwellers, meanwhile, can fight over B&R’s pain levain at Cambridge’s Formaggio Kitchen or the Union Square farmers’ market.

151 Chochituate Rd., Framingham, 508-370-7730,