Five decades ago, Kirio Pantelis wheeled a wooden cart around Kalamata, Greece, peddling syrupy sweets to locals. Today, his son and daughter-in-law oversee the American patisserie and café that evolved from these humble roots, nestled in both Brookline and Brighton. The bakery pays homage to its heritage with walnut-studded cakes and tarts that echo back to communal baking in wood-burning Greek ovens, though the shop draws from all over Europe for luxurious ingredients such as chocolate genoise, poached Turkish apricots, and Belgian cocoa. Puffed éclairs, petits fours, and fruit tartlets evoke the patisseries of Paris, and the bakery’s from-scratch gelato transports tasters to Italy without the hassle of concentrating hard enough to teleport.
Along with these sugary delicacies, the Brighton location also dishes up savory, Mediterranean-inspired fare at a café with marble tabletops and loft ceilings. Diners here fork into cold poached salmon, munch on paninis layered with gruyere or house orange-scented sausage, and savor cold sandwiches filled with roasted pancetta.
A decade ago, Chuck Silverston was walking the streets of Paris when he happened upon a street vendor whipping up crepes. After tasting the quintessential Parisian treat, he returned to the states and promptly opened Paris Creperie. Inside the cozy café, the kitchen churns out crepes brimming with savory ingredients such as brie and apples or sweet fillings such as graham cracker and cinnamon, as well as smoothies and coffee. Nutella is a mainstay on the menu, making its way into dessert crepes as well as into drinks such as hot chocolate and lattes. In the spirit of Chuck’s original street-vendor encounter, Paris Creperie also unleashes its food truck—la Tour Eiffel—among the hungry denizens of greater Boston, feeding passersby with breakfast and dinner crepes all day.
Just step into our store in Brookline village to be mesmerized by the smell of chocolate. We make over 50 types of chocolates in our open kitchen. Everything is made from fresh natural ingredients. Dark chocolates are 72% cocoa.Come for a taste and see what we are creating each day. All items glutenfree and many vegan.
Boston's first self serve frozen yogurt and delicious fruit smoothies made to order! Featuring 9 rotating frozen yogurt flavors from plain tart to fruity flavors such as blueberry, mango to sweeter flavors such as mocha and chocolate. Over 40 toppings and sauces! Customers can make their own yogurt masterpiece at 39 cent/oz
Master dance moves that don’t involve mimicking sprinklers, teen wolves, or robots with today’s Groupon. For $25, you get six dance classes at The Studio: A Dance Center for Adults in Brookline’s Coolidge Center (a $90 value). Your Groupon is good for any combination of ballet, jazz, modern, and tap classes but cannot be used for the Lambada, the forbidden dance, or the Sneaky Elbow, the really forbidden dance. Buy two Groupons, and get 12 classes for yourself.
In more than 1,112 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements' expert fruit florists arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning displays for all occasions. Customers can customize their order to suit any occasion, receiving chocolate-dipped fruit such as pineapples, granny-smith apples, grapes, and juicy Albion strawberries that, unlike the sodas found in most mummies' crypts, don't contain any preservatives. Staffers can dip fruit in gourmet semisweet chocolate, white chocolate, or their own special peanut-butter-and-chocolate blend. For birthdays and anniversaries, chocolate wielders can personalize gift baskets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and mylar balloons.