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9 Excellent Bakeries in Allston and Brighton

From French-Korean to Brazilian to European

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The perfect almond croissant
| Karen Wilber/Eater

From French-Korean to Brazilian to European, the Allston and Brighton have a concentration of bakeries offering all kinds of delectable treats. Swing through the neighborhood for some yucca pound cake, a green tea cloud cake, an almond croissant, and various other baked goods. A few places may prefer or require cash for purchases under $5-10 — check with each bakery before visiting, or arrive prepared.

Please note that a number of Massachusetts restaurants have resumed dine-in service, and the level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit the Massachusetts coronavirus website.

Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Blackbird Doughnuts Brighton

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100 Holton St bay 4
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 482-9000
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This outpost of the popular doughnut mini-chain opened 2 years ago, and makes everyone’s everything bagel doughnut dreams come true.

Blackbird Brighton is open for takeout and delivery.

2. Twin Donuts

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501 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 254-9421

Twin is an affordable Allston favorite. Doughnuts are the obvious choice (go for a chocolate butternut), but the giant muffins are great as well. For a savory baked option, Twin Donuts is serving OMG! Bagels, which are the perfect vessels for egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches.

Twin Donuts is open for indoor dining and takeout.

3. Yi Soon Bakery

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112 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 254-3099
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Yi Soon Bakery is known for its cookies, cakes, and buns. Fluffy doesn’t begin to describe its pork floss bunthe bread is soft and sweet, and topped with dried shredded pork.

Yi Soon is currently open for takeout.

A fluffy bun topped with pork floss
A pork floss bun from Yi Soon in Allston
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4. Hey Bread

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76 Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 903-4312

Hey Bread is relatively new to the Allston bakery scene. There are over 20 different kinds of buns to try, from a taro bun to a bacon corn bun. Hey Bread also reliably offers classic egg tarts, as well as Portuguese egg tarts.

Hey Bread is open for takeout and delivery.

Egg tarts from Hey Bread Karen Wilber/Eater

5. Padaria Brazil Bakery

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125 Harvard Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 202-6783
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This Brazilian bakery has a number of savory snacks and sweet treats. Try risole (croquettes filled with either corn and cheese, ground beef, or chicken) for a snack, and passionfruit mousse for a treat.

Padaria Brazil Bakery is open for takeout and delivery.

Passionfruit mousse and chicken sfiha from Cafe Brazil Bakery
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6. Tous les Jours

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152 Harvard Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 787-1069
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Taro cream bread, green tea cloud cake, and sesame doughnuts are some of the unique goodies one will find at the Allston outpost of this French-Asian bakery chain, which originated in South Korea. Its desserts and pastries look like pieces of art — but they taste good too.

Tous les Jours is open for takeout and delivery.

7. Athan's Bakery - Brighton

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407 Washington St
Boston, MA 02135
(617) 783-0313
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From pastries to tarts to mousse tortes, Athan’s Bakery offers many European treats. Try its almond croissant, which is everything an almond croissant should be — flaky, buttery, soft, and filled with a subtly sweet almond paste.

Athan’s is currently open for takeout.

Pastries at Athan’s Bakery in Brighton Karen Wilber/Eater

8. Daniels Bakery

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395 Washington St
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 254-7718
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Daniels Bakery is a family-run bakery in Brighton, which has been open since 1959. Its menu is vast, and includes danishes, breads, scones, custom cakes, muffins, and much more. It also offers Brazilian and other South American items like pastel de queijo (a fried dough with cheese) and yucca pound cake. You may need to plan a few trips to make a dent in the menu.

Daniels is open for takeout and delivery.

A glass case filled with various baked goods, including cakes, danishes, and cookies
The glass case at Daniels Bakery in Brighton
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9. Sultana's Bakery & Cafe

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1585 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02135
(617) 202-5454
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Since opening Sultana’s in 2015 with the promise of acma, pogaca, and borek, owner Lale Dogar has been making exceptional Turkish pastries using recipes passed down by her grandmother. The menu also features several gluten-free options, including cheesecake and brownies.

Sultana’s is open for takeout and delivery.

1. Blackbird Doughnuts Brighton

100 Holton St bay 4, Brighton, MA 02135

This outpost of the popular doughnut mini-chain opened 2 years ago, and makes everyone’s everything bagel doughnut dreams come true.

Blackbird Brighton is open for takeout and delivery.

100 Holton St bay 4
Brighton, MA 02135

2. Twin Donuts

501 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134

Twin is an affordable Allston favorite. Doughnuts are the obvious choice (go for a chocolate butternut), but the giant muffins are great as well. For a savory baked option, Twin Donuts is serving OMG! Bagels, which are the perfect vessels for egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches.

Twin Donuts is open for indoor dining and takeout.

501 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134

3. Yi Soon Bakery

112 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
A fluffy bun topped with pork floss
A pork floss bun from Yi Soon in Allston
Yi Soon/Official Website

Yi Soon Bakery is known for its cookies, cakes, and buns. Fluffy doesn’t begin to describe its pork floss bunthe bread is soft and sweet, and topped with dried shredded pork.

Yi Soon is currently open for takeout.

112 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134

4. Hey Bread

76 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
Egg tarts from Hey Bread Karen Wilber/Eater

Hey Bread is relatively new to the Allston bakery scene. There are over 20 different kinds of buns to try, from a taro bun to a bacon corn bun. Hey Bread also reliably offers classic egg tarts, as well as Portuguese egg tarts.

Hey Bread is open for takeout and delivery.

76 Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134

5. Padaria Brazil Bakery

125 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134
Passionfruit mousse and chicken sfiha from Cafe Brazil Bakery
Karen Wilber/Eater

This Brazilian bakery has a number of savory snacks and sweet treats. Try risole (croquettes filled with either corn and cheese, ground beef, or chicken) for a snack, and passionfruit mousse for a treat.

Padaria Brazil Bakery is open for takeout and delivery.

125 Harvard Ave
Allston, MA 02134

6. Tous les Jours

152 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

Taro cream bread, green tea cloud cake, and sesame doughnuts are some of the unique goodies one will find at the Allston outpost of this French-Asian bakery chain, which originated in South Korea. Its desserts and pastries look like pieces of art — but they taste good too.

Tous les Jours is open for takeout and delivery.

152 Harvard Ave
Allston, MA 02134

7. Athan's Bakery - Brighton

407 Washington St, Boston, MA 02135
Pastries at Athan’s Bakery in Brighton Karen Wilber/Eater

From pastries to tarts to mousse tortes, Athan’s Bakery offers many European treats. Try its almond croissant, which is everything an almond croissant should be — flaky, buttery, soft, and filled with a subtly sweet almond paste.

Athan’s is currently open for takeout.

407 Washington St
Boston, MA 02135

8. Daniels Bakery

395 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135
A glass case filled with various baked goods, including cakes, danishes, and cookies
The glass case at Daniels Bakery in Brighton
Daniels Bakery/Official Website

Daniels Bakery is a family-run bakery in Brighton, which has been open since 1959. Its menu is vast, and includes danishes, breads, scones, custom cakes, muffins, and much more. It also offers Brazilian and other South American items like pastel de queijo (a fried dough with cheese) and yucca pound cake. You may need to plan a few trips to make a dent in the menu.

Daniels is open for takeout and delivery.

395 Washington St
Brighton, MA 02135

9. Sultana's Bakery & Cafe

1585 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135

Since opening Sultana’s in 2015 with the promise of acma, pogaca, and borek, owner Lale Dogar has been making exceptional Turkish pastries using recipes passed down by her grandmother. The menu also features several gluten-free options, including cheesecake and brownies.

Sultana’s is open for takeout and delivery.

1585 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02135

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