Adventures in Bulk: BostonPosted: February 24, 2009
While in Boston, we stopped in at a Middle Eastern food market and pita bakery in
Jamaica Plain Roslindale to pick up some ingredients for dinner. It’s not a coop or a fancy health food market, so if you’re a stickler for local and organic, you’ll have trouble here, but if fresh food for cheap (and supporting independent buisnesses) is what you’re looking for, this is the place. Anyway, we got plenty of good deals on fresh pita, olives, dried fava beans and lentils, falafel spices, and Syrian cheese.
There are lots of little places like this in New York, too; the lady in Chinatown that sells massive containers of fresh tofu for a dollar, the Damascus bakery in Brooklyn, where you can get big bags of fresh pita for 75 cents – you’ve just got to look for them.