Nut-Free Bakery -- Brookline, MA
I have been delighted with the baked goods at Pastry Land N More at 417 Harvard St. in Brookline, MA. 617-278-2400. The shop is owned by a tree nut-allergic pastry chef who has also made the facility peanut-free. On top of all this, it is also Kosher Parve, which means that it is strictly inspected to be dairy-free, too. Believe me -- if you want a level of safety-minded discipline and respect for keeping banned foods out -- you can't ask for any better than a kosher, nut-allergic chef! If you enjoy homey Jewish baked goods such as rugelach, challah and hamentashen -- as well as fancy Parisian-style pastries like eclairs, napoleons and custard tarts -- check this place out! We especially enjoy their fruit pies and tarts. The bakery also has a small eat-in restaurant. If you don't live in Brookline, be sure to CALL before you go over there. The bakery observes the Saturday Jewish Sabbath. It closes several hours before sunset on Fridays and isn't open on Saturdays. They also observe other holidays which you might not be aware of. So, call. Talk to the owner -- a very nice man who knows what people with food allergies go through. Be sure to thank him for deciding to go peanut free!