Gȃté Comme des Filles
A Paris-trained pastry chef who worked for Alice Waters, Alexandra Whisnant is not messing around with her chocolate shop, Gȃté Comme des Filles (“spoiled like girls”). From a tiny takeout window at Bow Market (which also serves takeout treats like rich hot cocoa), she produces small batches of highly coveted confections, in seasonal flavors like rose-pink peppercorn, amarena cherry, and Somerville honey with walnut. Each whimsical box is packed by hand with an “eat by” date just a few days in the future. Trust us—that won’t be a problem. Check the website for shipping options, too.