Best of Boston

2009 Best Toy Store, Children's

Stellabella Toys

Playtime is a serious business for this locally owned favorite, which packs its sizable stores (including a new Burlington outpost) with 2,000-plus toys that skew eco-friendly, high-quality, and American-made. Parents’ peace of mind comes with purchase, if not—given the volume of their tykes’ overjoyed squeals—actual peace.

1360 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-491-6290,