Joanne Chang's popular Flour Bakery empire boasts multiple locations throughout the city, so you can satisfy those carb cravings just about wherever you may be. You’ll find cupcakes, tartlettes, pies, sticky buns, cookies and the decadent Tcho chocolate brownie. Sandwiches are made-to-order on fresh, delicious breads. For home bakers, keep an eye out for Flour’s calendar of classes, which cover everything from cake decorating to making the perfectly laminated croissant. They also ship many of their sweets and baking kits nationwide, in case you’ve got a hankering from afar.
You’ll find excellent baguettes, challah, Irish soda bread and sweet pastries at the best bakeries in Boston. Show up to a friend’s house with fresh breakfast treats, or sneak out of the office to grab a sandwich on a flaky, buttery croissant, paired with a large latte. If your bakery goals are more specific, check out our list of the best bagels in Boston and the best places for pie in Boston. For a more substantial carb-forward meal, try one of the best brunch spots in Boston.
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