Few intra-Boston rivalries are as intense as the cannoli debate that rages between loyalists of North End institutions Mike’s Pastry and Modern Pastry. We’ll stay Switzerland in that war. But when it comes to cookies, consider us unequivocally allied with the Modern, whose glistening glass cases are always stocked with crispy anise treats and other delights that never fail to bring back warm memories of fresh-baked gifts from nonna.
Modern Pastry - Boston
257 Hanover St., Boston • (617) 523-3783
Modern Pastry - Medford
20 Salem St., Medford • (781) 396-3618
2017 Winner: Hi-Rise Bread Company
Rene Becker, founder of this now-iconic Cambridge baking biz, used to be a food critic— which may explain the palpable pursuit of perfection that embodies Hi-Rise...
- 208 Concord Ave., Cambridge
- (617) 876-8766