In anticipation of summer picnics and entertaining, my latest urban safari brought me (and my nose) to the doorstep of Clear Flour Bakery, a European style bakery tucked quietly between Allston and Brookline.
Located on Thorndike Street, Clear Flour offers a range of rustic, European-style, baked goods from traditional breads (like French baguettes) to pastries (ranging from cookies and cakes to hot buns and scones). Rather than heading to your local grocery, consider visiting Clear Flour instead, where you can buy hand-shaped freshness made from organic, unprocessed ingredients - all for about the same price.
For your first summer party, consider one of Clear Flour's rustic fruit tarts. Be sure to check their special listing to ensure first pick of the best treats. Avoid long lines on the weekend by arriving early - and certainly before noon if you're craving hot buns.
Maybe I'll see you in line this weekend.