Cambridge's most Delectable Destination
If you find yourself in Cambridge, you’re probably planning on stopping by one of their famous glass shops, however, you might miss one of the town’s most iconic sweet spots, Kennedy’s Bakery.
The quaint little brick building has been around since 1925, and it looks a bit out of place next to CVS in downtown Cambridge. However, the bakeshop’s mascot is painted high on the side of its building and its wooden sign is unmistakable, making the small shop easy to find.
From outside its glass doors the smell of baked goods lingers on the small town‘s bustling streets. Once inside the bakery, your eyes are distracted by the dozens of desserts, which rest peacefully on their trays, just waiting to be bagged up and sold to a lucky customer.
Behind the counter, Laurie Belus, a sales clerk, waits with a charming grin as a customer pines over which luscious treat to choose.
“When I was a kid, I loved coming in here and getting the smiley face cookies on a stick,” she said with admirable nostalgia.
“They just looked so bright and colorful, what kid wouldn’t want one?”
Along with Laurie’s favorite childhood treat; Kennedy’s bakes a variety of popular items including muffins, doughnuts, danishes, breads and even Baklava. However, they are most famous for their tea cookies.
The cookies are about the size of a silver dollar and are marked by various neon colors. They have a delicate crunch and a flakey finish. It is no wonder they are Kennedy’s most popular item.
While Laurie picks out a dozen of Kennedy’s renowned tea cookies for the anxious customer, she recollects her time spent away from Cambridge and gleams as she recalls coming back and ending up working for her favorite sweet spot.
“Kennedy’s is as much of my hometown as Cambridge is my hometown,” she says with pride to the customer as they exit the bakery with a superfluous smirk and a sack full of delectable goodies.