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Newton resident Beth Kirsch trained in France as a Master Chocolatier at the Valrhona École du Grand Chocolat. She makes magnificent, award-winning chocolates in small batches with the highest quality French chocolate and fresh ingredients. Each piece is a work of art and tastes extraordinary. Beth offers contactless pickup for orders placed online, or will arrange time for shoppers to select their own chocolates.

You may not know Catherine Giunta by name, but there's a good chance you may have admired some of this young chef's creative, jaw-dropping dessert creations on Instagram.  By day Catherine's a pastry chef at Davio's; in her free time she works on custom orders for local clients.  If you're looking for a novel treat for a special occasion reach out to Catherine by email:, and if you're lucky, she'll squeeze you into her packed schedule! Cookie prices vary from $1.25 for a basic petite 2" cookie to $7 for an x-large, elaborate 6"cookie.

This Israeli bakery, located in Newton Centre, does it all--from challahs, to sweet treats and sandwiches, Galit's offers a full menu for online ordering with curbside pick up, in-store shopping, and even delivery. Galit's is making news for baking, donating and delivering hundreds of challahs to the homes of Newton & Needham seniors during the pandemic. August hours: 9-4 Monday-Friday and 9-2 on Saturday.  Closed Sundays.


Oh boy.  Doorstep delivery of Iggy's breads and baked goods to Newton is a dangerous thing; all that crusty, yeasty, goodness can be ordered on-line for next day delivery. (They also have ready made pizza shells.) Orders over $20 are delivered for free and Iggy's waives delivery charges for those 65+! Order before 8:30 am for next day delivery.


This Newton Highlands' store is a destination spot for candy lovers of all ages. From jelly belly beans organized by flavor, to old-time favorites and chocolate truffles, this little store has a huge inventory of candies as well as gifts and cards. Curbside pick up is available and strict physical distancing is maintained in the store.  Currently open Tues- Sat, 10 - 5.


What's more of a Newton institution than Rosenfeld's Bagels?  This Newton Centre shop turns out some of the best bagels on the East Coast and they can be picked up curbside or delivered through UberEats, GrubHub, or, if ordered on their website, a local courier (But beware, this third option charges $15 for Newton delivery).

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Local small batch artisanal chocolates sold seasonally at the Newton Farmers' Market. Tick Tock Chocolates can be purchased online or in their Belmont Store. Options for shipping, curbside pick up and local delivery.


These sweet and savory rugelach are great meal hacks for serving up something special without the investment of precious time. Turn out appetizers and desserts for your family in a snap. Order online and have them delivered to your Newton doorstep!


This Newton-based Italian bakery and farmers' market favorite is offering free local delivery of their out-of-this-world baked goods. Order online, and delivered to your doorstep!

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This Newton-based Italian bakery and farmers' market favorite is offering free local delivery of their out-of-this-world baked goods. Order online, and delivered to your doorstep!


Located in Skowhegan, Maine, this stone ground mill was built in a former jailhouse and has helped revitalize the local economy. Its products are available for contact-free purchase online, as well as in some local shops (for example, Codman Community Farm Store).  Maine Graine's online store offers a large selection of other Down East products, the company's own sourdough starter, and lots of cookbooks. It's website also includes recipes leveraging the company's extensive product line. 

This Newton-based Italian bakery and farmers' market favorite is offering free local delivery of their out-of-this-world baked goods. Order online, and delivered to your doorstep!

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Waltham-based craft brewery, Mighty Squirrel, has simple online ordering and contact-free curbside pickup. It offers a variety of IPAs, stouts, and German-style beers and is just a 15 minute drive from Newton.


Trillium is a Massachusetts-based brewery with  a world-wide reputation for excellence. You can order Trillium online and either pick it up at its Canton-based brewery or have it delivered to your doorstep. Trillium delivers to Newton on Fridays and orders must be placed between 9-1 on Thursdays.  Minimum order for delivery is a case.


Local favorite, Vinodivino, remains open, providing no-contact doorstep delivery for minimum purchases of $50 and free delivery for orders $120+. Also offers curbside pick-up. Well-stocked with wines at a variety of price points, reordering favorites is easy, as this shop keeps a record of its members' past purchases.  Loyalty discounts for repeat buyers and discounts for new shoppers.


Located in Lincoln, Codman Community Farms does not deliver to Newton, but has a farm store, carrying their own meats, and eggs, all pasture-raised with organic feed.  The store also sources local produce and products including milk, bread, cheese, yogurt, and specialty items.  While you don't need to be a farm member to shop, membership is appreciated. Great news, too, if you're a night owl:  the store is open 24x7, with 24 hour camera surveillance.


Who doesn't miss Comedor? With its creative, farm-to-table take on tapas and can-they-really-be-this-good cocktails, it was one of Newton's top go-to restaurants. Award-winning Chef and owner Jakob White has now turned his talents toward a private chef business, delivering meals to Newton doorsteps for fine restaurant quality food, in the comfort and safety of your home. It's a great option for small get-togethers with friends and family, or when you just need a night off from cooking. For more information email: