Bakeries in Boston


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The counter-culture coffee drinker will appreciate the ambiance at edgy coffeehouse Boston Beanstock Coffee Co. Boston Beanstock Coffee Co. is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. Bring your whole brood to Boston Beanstock Coffee Co., where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together. Get online for free courtesy of Boston Beanstock Coffee Co.'s wifi. The patio tables outside of Boston Beanstock Coffee Co. are the perfect spot for a summer meal. If time is of the essence, Boston Beanstock Coffee Co.'s take-out option may be a better fit. Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Boston Beanstock Coffee Co. For those who wish to avoid traffic, Boston Beanstock Coffee Co. is also accessible via public transportation, with stops at Haymarket Station (Green, Orange), North Station (Fitchburg/South Acton, Green, Haverhill, Lowell, Newburyport/Rockport, Orange), and Government Center Station (Blue, Green). Chow down at Boston Beanstock Coffee Co. without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15. You'll need a couple Andrew Jacksons for a visit to Boston Beanstock Coffee Co. — they only accept cash. The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
97 Salem St
Boston,
MA
US
The Dancing Deer Baking Co. story begins nearly two decades ago, when three Bostonians opened up a small bakery on a busy corner. The trio christened their company after an antique shop run by one of their grandmothers supplied them with a recipe for a dark-gingerbread cake. One afternoon, a food writer from Hollywood stumbled into the shop, hoping to find directions. After tasting one of their cakes, the captivated writer brought the bakery to the attention of the media, and soon their cookies, brownies, and cakes were being lauded by magazines, newspapers, and television programs throughout the country. Today, Dancing Deer’s boldly colorful packages ship to households across the US and line the shelves of numerous gourmet and specialty retailers. Back at the bakery, chefs continue to whip all-natural, kosher ingredients into decadent cookies, brownies, and cakes. Committed to giving back to their local communities, Dancing Deer owns and operates The Sweet Home Project, which funds direct-action programs to help underprivileged families and the occasional one-legged gingerbread man.
65 Sprague St
Hyde Park,
MA
US
David Goldstein could be considered a renaissance man: he's organized skiing trips and city bar crawls, founded a murder-mystery dinner theater, and led team-building exercises—one of which focused on sharing his passion for chocolate. As this particular venture garnered public demand, he began traveling across the country to meet with chocolatiers and cocoa experts. In 2009, he returned to Boston and focused his findings and theatrical flair into sweets-focused tours—what he now refers to as his passion business. Today, his team includes chocolate-experience designer Caitlin, two chocolate tour guides, Count Chocula, three pastry-chef chocolatiers, and a wine expert who teaches wine-and-chocolate pairings. The guides lead guests on walking tours and a cupcake crawl through three of Boston's historic neighborhoods, taking them to boutique chocolate shops, bakeries, ice-cream parlors, and a cosmetics company that uses chocolate in its products. In hands-on workshops, chocolatiers teach students how to form truffles, make fillings, hand mold chocolate, and package confections.
161 Devonshire Street
Boston,
MA
US
Judy Rosenberg didn’t set out to be an award-winning chef or an NPR-lauded cookbook author. The owner of Rosie’s Bakery found her calling in 1974 after attending art school and gobbling desserts at some of New York’s finest bakeries, becoming inspired to forge her own batch of sweets. When the staff of a local cheesecake shop got hooked on her homemade cookies, she knew she’d found a recipe for success. Since then, she’s expanded her culinary repertoire to include fudge-nut brownies, bavarian-cream fruit tarts, and more than 14 types of muffins and scones. Each recipe teems with real, old-fashioned ingredients, such as butter, cream, sugar, and edible monocles. Cakes come in circular layers and rectangular sheets, boasting flavors such as carrot and mocha. Filled with snickerdoodles and chocolate-chip rounds, the cookie lineup conjures more childhood memories than a psychiatrist who rides to work in an ice-cream truck.
2 South Sta
Boston,
MA
US
A locally owned bagel builder, Bagelville bakes up a menu including 17 varieties of dough into chewy circles that undergird signature sandwiches and pizzas. Guests can fill time capsules with fresh baker's dozens ($9.95), choosing flavors such as asiago cheese, sesame seed, and chocolate chip for the cyborg gourmands of the future. Nine cream-cheese spreads ($3.09–$3.98 for 1/2 lb.) in flavors such as strawberry, salmon, and scallion upgrade any breakfast hoop to a halo, with nutrition facts listed for all to see. Other offerings include the egg-and-cheese omelet on a bagel ($5.99), and lunchtime loveables such as a barbecue-sauced grilled-chicken sandwich ($7.29) that's smokier than a jazz-singing volcano.
200 South Market Street
Boston,
MA
US
Butter, sugar, and flour. These three simple ingredients form the basis of each treat cooked up at Oakleaf Cakes. While the ingredients are straightforward, the cakes are anything but, as proven by head baker Amanda Oakleaf and the 4-foot-tall Dora the Explorer cake she constructed on the Food Network?s Cake Challenge. At her shop, Amanda and her team of artists, sculptors, and bakers create treats that run the gamut in flavor and function, from elegant tiers of red velvet to sugary cartoon figurines placed atop marshmallow fondant. Guests can dream up flavor combinations such as gingerbread cake slathered in white-chocolate buttercream or chocolate samoa layered in honey icing, or offer up a 3-D object for Amanda and her team to re-create in meticulous, edible detail. Regularly scheduled cake-decorating classes impart visitors with some of the team?s creative tricks of the trade, such as leveling cakes and keeping schoolchildren from swarming in through the doggy door at the sight of snickerdoodle cupcakes. The bakery's from-scratch approach extends to the attached caf?, as well. Rather than keeping coffee warm throughout the day, staffers ground and brew each cup to order, using custom-roasted Barrington Coffee beans and an Aeropress. This cutting-edge brewing method is designed to extract exactly enough flavor from the beans to create the best brew possible, and achieves it in less than two minutes. Each sultry cup of joe perfectly complements the bakery's wide assortment of baked goods, which range from classic cupcakes, cookies, and muffins to wholly unique goodies including made-from-scratch pop tarts, artisanal marshmallows, and miniature cheesecakes.
12 Westland Avenue
Boston,
MA
US
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