Boston Daily Photo is one year old today! I ran over to Fiore's Italian Bakery on South Street in Jamaica Plain this afternoon to got some cupcakes to celebrate. I took a few quick photos while I was at Fiore's, because I saw something there that struck me as being "very JP".
JP is a hugely diverse community - it's residents are pretty evenly split between students, artists, lesbians/gays, Hispanics, and yuppies. Needless to say, it's a pretty interesting mix! JP is also very "earthy crunchy", if you will, and this is made obvious when you take a look at a number of the local businesses. Hatched sells eco-friendly children's goods, JP Licks and Canto 6 serve fair trade, organic coffee and teas, City Feed is a neighborhood grocery/cafe that specializes in natural food and fair trade coffee, Harvest Co-op is a community owned grocery store that specializes in organic and natural foods. This kind of mentality is ever-present in JP, so when I saw the half dozen items at Fiore's that were labeled as vegan suggestions (including the one pictured above), I thought "yup...that's JP for you!"