Places I Love: City Feed & Supply (Jamaica Plain, MA)
Laughing about artisanal, crunchy-granola stores is the easy way out. Look, I don't blame you if what comes to mind is the asparagus-water Whole Foods debacle and articles about what foods hipsters may have ruined.
City Feed and Supply in JP (there are two locations - Centre St. and Boylston St.) is different. Yes, there may be some strange off-brand kombucha that was fermented in some nice Vermonter's basement next to a few lovingly wrapped goats milk cheeses, but the difference lies here: this place has heart and humility. What, need more? They happen to fry their thickly-sliced bacon to perfection, layering it over hand-baked sourdough with hefty smears of whole-milk cream cheese.
City Feed and Supply is respectful of the terms "fair trade" and "organic" without being trite or condescending.
For your first time, try their breakfast sandwiches. Simple ingredients and loving preparation make for a transcendent breakfast experience where the Vermont cheddar truly shines. Be prepared to wait, but don't worry: if there's a shred of you that still thinks artisanal, crunchy-granola types are funny, you'll find the people watching nearly as impeccable as the food.
Visit their website here. They have locations in Jamaica Plain, MA - off of the orange line - on Boylston Street at 66a Boylston St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 and Centre Street at 672 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.