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America’s Favorite Cities for Baked Goods

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No. 14 Boston, MA

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Sports, seafood, and smart people are what usually come to mind when people mention Boston. But T+L readers have discovered the New England city is also a hotbed for pastries. James Beard Award-winning baker Joanne Chang has built a sticky bun empire with her popular Flour bakeries. Opened in the South End in 2000, the chain has since expanded to other neighborhoods including the Back Bay, Fort Point, and most recently, Cambridge. Chang has no plans to open up shop in the North End, however, where saturated fats have reached their saturation point. There, rival Italian bakeries Mike’s Pastry and Modern Pastry churn out made-to-order cannolis all night long.

Best Cities for Baked Goods

America’s Favorite Cities for Baked Goods

No. 14 Boston, MA

Sports, seafood, and smart people are what usually come to mind when people mention Boston. But T+L readers have discovered the New England city is also a hotbed for pastries. James Beard Award-winning baker Joanne Chang has built a sticky bun empire with her popular Flour bakeries. Opened in the South End in 2000, the chain has since expanded to other neighborhoods including the Back Bay, Fort Point, and most recently, Cambridge. Chang has no plans to open up shop in the North End, however, where saturated fats have reached their saturation point. There, rival Italian bakeries Mike’s Pastry and Modern Pastry churn out made-to-order cannolis all night long.

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