Boston Food,  Gifts

Tippin’ Local

Two wonderful local drinks, pictured here for identification out in the field.


I picked up this growler of cold brewed coffee at Dwelltime in Cambridge after contemplating buying every pastry option on the shelves. Their pastries are unbelievable. And so unpredictable. There seems to be something new and avant-garde and just quality every time I visit.

Dwelltime brews Barismo coffee which is considered Boston’s most elite coffee. The owner does direct trade with the grower’s for their beans and often prints the growers name on the label. Quite unparalleled, quite delicious. I’m no expert but I feel that they specialize in lightly roasted floral flavors. I love the idea of a cold growler of coffee–what a tasteful hostess gift for a weekend away. And even better for a mom sneaking a half glass here and there throughout the week. I left the milk out and there was no acidity whatsoever–just light and toasty.

32 oz for $12, $10 for a refill.


I mentioned this amazing cider in my pizza post. Fortunately you can also find it at select stores  (see Bantam Ciders site here for listings). Buy this if you see it on shelves. Here’s the important thing to say: IT’S NOT TOO SWEET. I know you’re thinking it’s going to be sappy and apple juicy. It’s seriously light and dry and tastes like honey and apples jumped on a raft and floated down the river together.

22 oz bottles for $8.25


  • Abbie

    I’ve been wanting to go back to Dwelltime ever since I first visited. From their bar to all of their pastries, everything is so carefully considered and just lovely, I’m sure their coldbrew is too.

    September is the beginning of cider season in my head, and this one sounds perfect- thanks for the recommendation!

  • Julie

    I can’t believe that gorgeous white beverage is cider! My mind is blown. And I love your stemless cup with the double glass. So pretty.

  • Birgit

    I was just eye-ing the cold brew growlers at Dwelltime earlier this week! I love the idea of bringing them as a hostess gift!

  • kelsey

    I love Dwelltime. We used to live right around the corner & I just adore what that area has become (x & o’s for Gather Here). I considered purchasing their iced growler last time I was there and ended up passing… won’t happen again!

  • Melanie Yarbrough

    YES. First of all, that’s the coolest growler bottle I’ve ever seen. I’ve been living off the $5 half gallon of iced coffee at Whole Foods, but as soon as I run out of this one, I’m going to head on over to Dwelltime for a treat myself day. And I’ve had Bantam! There’s a small unassuming convenience store on Cambridge Street (across from Lily’s Pub, it used to be Pug’s Pub or something…) that sells Bantam. It was one of the best ciders I’ve ever stumbled upon. Both solid recommendations, thank you!

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