Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Best Bakeries In NH And MA

To say that we know a thing or two about bakeries would be an understatement. Every birthday needs a cake, every meal has a dessert. For a snack, well, there is nothing better than a baked good. NH Reviews has taste tasted many bakeries and now we are going to share our favorites.

Our criteria is fairly simple and the key to success is that everything should be made fresh daily, no day-old anything. For many, this means getting an early start to the day to ensure that the freshness and quality are the best. 
  1. Frederick's Pastries, Bedford and Amherst, Andover, MA. The company should give us a customer bonus for the hundreds of celebratory cakes that have been ordered over the years. White almond pound with buttercream frosting is the top pick.
  2. Crust and Crumb, Concord. Having tried just about everything here from cakes to pies and holiday rolls, we can say with confidence that this is the best bakery in town.
  3. Black Forest Cafe and Bakery, Amherst. The coconut cake and shortbread cookies are our choices here.
  4. The Bakeshop on Kelly Street, Manchester. They have it all including cookies, pastries, brownies, cakes and pies.
  5. Crosby’s, Nashua. Visit every year during the holidays for their Christmas cookies.
Here are some additional options in Massachusetts where we travel frequently.
  1. La Cascia’s Bakery, Burlington. This is the closest to NH top-notch Italian bakery that we could find. NH Reviews typically loads up with their cookies to take home and some pastries. They also have an impressive deli.
  2. Bova’s, Boston. One of our favorites in the North End.
  3. Cakes for Occasions, Danvers. Particularly enjoy their cupcakes.
  4. The Modern, Boston and Medford Square. Another fabulous North End Italian bakery. Cash only.
  5. Royal Pastry Shop, Lexington and Cambridge. Many samples have been picked up for the ride to NH including cookies and carrot cake.

Frederick's Pastries 

25 South River Road 
Bedford, NH 03110


109 State Route 101A 
Amherst, NH 03031
(603) 882-7725

119 Main Street 
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 208-7806


Crust and Crumb

126 N Main Street
Concord, NH 03301


Black Forest Cafe and Bakery 

212 NH-101
Amherst, NH 03031


The Bakeshop on Kelley Street

171 Kelley Street
Manchester, NH 03102



51 E Pearl Street # A
Nashua, NH 03060


La Cascia’s Bakery

326 Cambridge Street # A
Burlington, MA 01803



134 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113


Cakes for Occasions

57 Maple St
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-4545


The Modern 

257 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113

(617) 523-3783

20 Salem Street
Medford, MA 02155


The Royal Pastry Shop
317 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421

738 Cambridge Street
 Cambridge, MA 02141