Best Of 2017

Best French Pastry, Hillsborough: So Gourmet

Best French Pastry, Hillsborough

You’ll want to spend some time pondering the variety of eclairs, fruit tarts, chocolate confections and pastries in the case at the center of So Gourmet’s dining room. Regardless of what finally captures your fancy, though, it’s easy to imagine these exquisite sweetmeats as Pixar characters, giggling together as they politely argue over which is the prettiest or tastiest — each making the case for the other. —Jon Palmer Claridge