Best of Boston

2016 Best Town Center, West


Over the years, boutiques like Sara Campbell and French Lessons have brought splashes of sophistication to this historical paradise. Newer restaurants run by Boston-area chefs (80 Thoreau, Bondir Concord) have moved in, too. There’s even a serious coffee shop, Haute, which will soon expand to Cambridge. Meanwhile, beloved landmarks like the Concord Bookshop and the Concord Cheese Shop still look the same as they have for decades, much to the delight of proper locals (and those who wish they were).