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Sweets and other baked goods in Boston

StriperGuy Aug 14, 2007 09:34 AM

By no means exhaustive, here are some places I find you can get worthy sweets. This topic has been covered many times on the board, so I would definitely look at old threads. For sweets other notables:

- Yi Soon Allston, excellent taiwanese bakery I have posted on ad nauseum
- Athan's some good stuff, "Jamaica" my favorite pastry
- Modern Pastry North End and Medford
- Maria's North End
- Quebrada Arlington
- I had a really amazing cake from Lyndell's in somerville not too long ago, though like many Boston places only some stuff is noteworthy
- The Brazilian Cafe Belo mini chain sells some truly amazing cakes. I have been trying to figure out who makes them forever
- Tabrizi Bakery in Watertown square has persian baked goods that they actuallys ship to NYC once a week. Limited selection, but very unique and tasty stuff
- Rosies, great cakes, their chocolate glob cookies are my absolute favorite
- Danish Pastry House Medford and Watertown, breads and some nice sweets

I am sure I am leaving a few out...

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    BackBayGirl Aug 15, 2007 10:39 AM

    Japonaise Bakery in Brookline is another great one I recently discovered.

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    1. re: BackBayGirl
      StriperGuy Aug 15, 2007 01:31 PM

      Totally agree. Their red bean cream puffs are one of my single favorite pastries in all of Boston.

      1. re: BackBayGirl
        Chris VR Aug 16, 2007 07:32 PM

        Yes, the adzuki bean cream filled donut is such a treat.

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        veggielover Aug 15, 2007 09:38 AM

        Bread and Chocolate, a new bakery off of Walnut Street in Newtonville, has some nice items including donut muffins and coconut cupcakes. I haven't loved everything, but it is worth a visit if you are in the area.
        I love Rosie's chocolate coconut macaroons.
        The Danish Pastry House has some interesting pastries including an unusual but delectable banana pie.

        1. rlh Aug 15, 2007 07:18 AM

          Lakota Bakery Arlington Heights - amazing butter-based cookies, shortbreads, and the BEST Florentines...anywhere...ever. Products also sold at Formaggio Kitchen and a couple of other places, but the bakery seems the best (similar to going to Iggy's vs buying at Whole Foods, etc.)

          Lakota Bakery
          1373 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

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            nonaggie Aug 14, 2007 07:29 PM

            I would add a couple in Cambridge:
            - Mariposa in Central Square (although I haven't tried much)
            - Hi Rise: breads are of course their strength, but I do love their chocolate loaf

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              Guinness02122 Aug 14, 2007 03:05 PM

              Other good one's:

              Brian's Cakes in Braintree
              This Takes The Cake in Quincy

              I hear this place called Sweet Tooth is great. It use to be the Oven Door Irish bakery among many other things, at the corner of E Street and Broadway

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                persally Aug 14, 2007 02:50 PM

                Thanks for the summation. I know all about checking the other threads for these topics. Those that I have looked into were from last year or later. It is nice to have up to date info for my trip. Cant wait to try a few of these, hope we have enough time to find them all!

                1. Science Chick Aug 14, 2007 09:59 AM

                  StriperGuy...thanks for the roundup! Where is Tabrizi? Sounds worth checking out on my next passthrough....

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                    Allstonian Aug 14, 2007 10:05 AM

                    On Mt. Auburn Street just outside of Watertown Square, a couple of doors down from Demo's. I need to check them out as well - all these years I've seen them next to Demo's and I've never actually been in.

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