Good place to buy panettone?
Anyone know a good place to buy panettone for Christmas? Preferably close to Cambridge/Arlington area, but I'd also like to know where the "best" in the area is.
I'm looking for a smallish one (for 3-4 people), if that makes any difference.
In my opinion the best in the area is made by Bindi (imported), which is great for a christmas present, but you need to order through a caffe that carries their dessert products. It runs about $20. McKinnon's or Sessa's in Davis Square both have a variety of other options, that are good for both presents and eating. Formaggio as mentioned is good for local ones and there are several bakers that make them, but frankly I really enjoy the Bindi that much more.
For just good eating, I always have liked the Panettone that Market Basket carries (superior to what other supermarkets carry), its large and only $5.99. Just make sure you get the Italian one, not the Brazilian (baducco) which isn't as good.