There’s nothing like a sweet treat to make your day. During the hustle and bustle of December, freshly baked goodies are the perfect remedy for holiday stress. Homemade goodness from a local bakery offers the perfect way to send 2014 off on a sweet note. Fortunately for your sweet tooth, Concord has plenty of options for getting a high-quality sugar fix. Cookies, cupcakes, artisan breads, seasonal favorites and other indulgences await you at these amazing independent bakeries:
- Nashoba Brook Bakery
- Concord Teacakes
- La Provence
Nashoba Brook Bakery takes local flavor to new heights. Local Concord grapes form the basis of the bakery’s sourdough starter. The starter results in a long leavening process, a hallmark of Nashoba Brook’s mouthwatering breads. Not only does the unusually long development process create better-tasting, highly nutritious and more easily digestible bread; it also reflects the philosophy of the people behind the bakery. Share their appreciation of each moment by enjoying coffee and lunch at a picnic table alongside the nearby brook.
Nashoba Brook Bakery is located at 152 Commonwealth Avenue, Concord, MA 01742. For more information, call (978) 318-1999.
Concord Teacakes earns high marks in local polls for a reason: the bakery offers consistently delicious baked goods and special-occasion custom goodies. In addition to macaroons, scones, teacakes, brownies and cookies, Concord Teacakes offers fresh lunch fare, smoothies, tea and coffee drinks. The local business is also a go-to source for wedding cakes, gift baskets and boxes, and party items like savory shortbread crackers. Consider their 2014 holiday menu for all your gatherings this December.
Concord Teacakes is located at 59 Commonwealth Avenue, Concord, MA 01742. For more information, call (978) 369-7644.
Whether you’re a Francophile or just in search of a fantastic food experience, La Provence fits the bill. This cozy cafe serves up coffee, croissants, cakes, tarts, pastries and other sweet morsels in an atmosphere drenched in the colors of the French countryside. Belgian chocolates make great gifts or the perfect ending to a lunch of wheatberry salad, pate sandwich, Beef Bourguignon or another French entree. Maximize a day of lovely weather by ordering baguettes with honey and cheese and heading to Walden Pond. Of course, December may not be the best time to enjoy this uniquely Concord treat. However, the French bakery and cafe does offer the perfect gourmet gift baskets for the 2014 holiday season.
La Provence is located at 105 Thoreau Street, Concord, MA 01742. For more information, call (978) 371-7428.
If you’re craving something sweet and savory after your next dental appointment at Concord Woods Dental, try one of our favorites listed above. If we missed your favorite local bakery, please share below.