Bakeries! Bakeries are the best way to discover a town. Do they sell cannoli’s? Chances are an Italian population has made them popular. There’s bound to be some history there, either in the past or in the making. Do they have great croissants? French traditions are holding sway! When you come into a new town, stop into a bakery and have a sample of something sweet. You will be glad you did!

I recently visited Lolly’s in Lynn where the bread pudding is fantastic.

You can’t get much better cake wise than Hazels in Needham. Try the eclairs! Perfection!

Bread and Chocolate in Newton have scones that I love.