Best of Boston
1999 Best Doughnuts
Gail Ann Coffee Shop
Practice makes perfect, and Gail Ann has been baking more than 20 varieties of fresh doughnuts daily for 45 years, since the shop was opened by its French immigrant founder. Still independently owned, it’s a rare counterpoint to the conglomerate doughnut chains, and Gail Ann’s big, soft, fluffy doughnuts are not greasy or heavy.
10 Medford St., Arlington, 781-648-9584,