Best of Boston

2021 Best Pies

Petsi Pies

Buttery as a shortbread cookie yet flaky as a cracker, Petsi’s consistently perfect pie crusts made founder Renee McLeod a local legend. Now retired, McLeod still helps new owner Jill Remby develop recipes for equally fantastic fillings, including crisped apples, velvet-rich chocolate, and bourbon-splashed pecans. Plus, Petsi’s just-launched scholarship fund is a sweet effort to encourage even more Boston-area entrepreneurs.

285 Beacon St., Somerville, 617-661-7437,