Whether you're in the mood for a traditional pastry like a croissant, classic chocolate chip cookie or a trendy cupcake, our top bakeries in Boston, presented in alphabetical order, will put you on the fast track to sweet tooth satisfaction.
Portuguese Restaurant in Somerville, MA, United States
Come afternoon, the fare is predominantly Portuguese: think big bowls of red snapper stew, broiled catfish and barbecue pork chops. It's nobody's health food --- especially when the kitchen gets salt-happy --- but it's anybody's hearty value.
All day long, the light, bright space seems filled with people looking for an afternoon snack of absurdly fudgy brownies, textbook meringues or the densely rich and dark sticky buns with caramel and toasted pecans.
While it’s not the best café in the North End, it does justice to traditional Italian favorites like cannolis, biscotti and tiramisu. We like the sfogliatella, a flaky pastry filled with creamy baked custard, and the multi-colored spumoni gelati.
You’ll find all the traditional French baked goods on the menu, including country-style butter croissants and crusty baguettes, but also a few nice surprises like the sandwich with prosciutto, roasted red pepper and mozzarella.