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Carrot Cake in Boston?

NahantNative Feb 3, 2012 07:24 AM

I am really craving GOOD carrot cake. I'm in the Back Bay...any suggestions. Restaurant or bakery accepted!

good carrot cake is hard to find :-)

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    catsmeow Feb 7, 2012 04:33 PM

    Some of the Market Basket stores carry Alden Merrell. They use to have a bakery in Brookline, but unfortunately, Market Basket is the only place to get it now. Not all Market Baskets carry it though.

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      wonderwoman Feb 8, 2012 06:22 AM

      my local market basket (somerville) doesn't have an in-store bakery, so i when i had a chance to visit a larger mb, alden merrell carrot cake was at the top of my last.

      sad to report, the quality has deteriorated considerably since i had it last at the am brookline story (there was also one in newton center). maybe my memory was playing tricks, but the cake itself was dry, and the frosting too sugary.

      1. re: wonderwoman
        catsmeow Feb 8, 2012 03:20 PM

        I haven't had Alden Merrills for a while but am hoping to get up to their Newburyport retail outlet one of these days.

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          wonderwoman Feb 9, 2012 03:34 PM

          looking forward to a report when you do...

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      Gabatta Feb 6, 2012 03:56 AM


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        lergnom Feb 3, 2012 06:43 PM

        Rosie's Bakery is known for theirs. I can't tell your taste but it's a foundation of their business. They have some sort of location in S. Station and of course in Chestnut Hill.

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          Science Chick Feb 8, 2012 08:03 AM

          Rosie's also in Inman and Porter Squares

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            gansu girl Feb 9, 2012 05:44 PM

            I really like Rosie's carrot cakes - they are VERY popular, so worth a try for comparison's sake, at least.


          2. bgavin Feb 3, 2012 11:05 AM

            Did you know today is National Carrot Cake day?? http://wp.me/p1DAeX-2jW

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              teezeetoo Feb 3, 2012 12:34 PM

              Not so near Back Bay, but I like the carrot cake at Sweet Tooth in South Boston on West Broadway.

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              rob44 Feb 3, 2012 08:41 AM

              You might want to check in Trader Joe's. They have had carrot cakes in the past.
              They are usually with the frozen cheese cakes and other desserts. Cake has cream cheese
              frosting and the price is quite reasonable. Even though not a bakery or restaurant
              it's a really great product.

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                bear Feb 3, 2012 07:27 AM

                Not in the Back Bay, but Flour has really good carrot cake.

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                  mkfisher Feb 3, 2012 07:31 AM

                  +1 on Flour. We always get one from there on Easter. It's pretty fantastic.

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                    Bellachefa Feb 3, 2012 09:25 AM

                    LOVE Flour's carrot cake

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