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Carrot Cake in Boston?

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

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    1. re: bear

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

    2. 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.

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

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        1. re: bgavin

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

        2. 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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          1. re: lergnom

            Rosie's also in Inman and Porter Squares

            1. re: lergnom

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


              1. 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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                1. re: catsmeow

                  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

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

                    1. re: catsmeow

                      looking forward to a report when you do...