Plain Sight

MySecretBoston's guide to Jamaica Plain

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ensely populated Jamaica Plain is, not surprisingly, chock full of great secrets—cool shops, casual restaurants with great food, even some open spaces wedged between the triple-deckers, and all populated by a funky mix of ages, national origins, and sexual orientations. So come with us and drink in the best of Jamaica Plain:

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A friendly bakery hidden right out in the open
 

2


The skinniest art gallery you’ve ever enjoyed
 

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Where to buy refurbished bikes for a good cause
 

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A yoga studio that’s all about slowing down
 

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A pizza joint where the food is named for trees
 

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A former quarry that’s a rock-climbing mecca
 

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Where to see
beer being brewed—and sample it for free
 

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Live entertainment, without a shakedown at the door
 

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A stylish, low-lying hat shop for the in-the-know
 

10


Have a singular Cuban sandwich for dinner.
 

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Popovers so good, they’re worth finding
 

12


A one-on-one workout with a veteran boxing coach
 

13


Where to grab organic, fair-trade foods to go
 

14


A lofty, peaceful place to see the city
 

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A tiny store with huge deals on designer shoes
 

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An Italian bakery vegans—and the rest of us—can love
 

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Burritos without the grease—or the guilt
 

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A secondhand shop with first-quality duds
 

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A bakery whose treats are always just out of the oven
 

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A never-ending used-book store, with hidden bargains
 

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A home-decor store inspired by an art gallery
 

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Where to get fresh-baked breads from the source
 

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A hidden-away celebrity cemetery that’s a work of art
 

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Delicious dairy-, egg-, and soy-free muffins
 

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A vintage clothing store full of hidden gems
 

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A friendly store with knitting and sewing lessons
 

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A friendly bakery hidden right out in the open
 

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A tiny gallery that’s a nest for all the arts
 

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