Adventures in Bulk: Boston

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.

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If your tahini needs are significant, the price is right.

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Bulk spices for cheap cheap.

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Pick and mix olives to your heart’s content.

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.


4 Comments on “Adventures in Bulk: Boston”

  1. evelyn says:

    if you’re looking for this in brooklyn, sahadi’s in cobble hill (atlantic between court and clinton) it’s pretty close. bulk nuts and fruits, cheap spices and tahini, and lots of delicious foreign cheese and candy if you’re splurging a little. i’m a fan.

  2. pennyplastic says:

    Nothing makes me happier than finding a market that sells cheap, delicious pita.

  3. tinaspins says:

    I love Sahadi’s, but I usually go in and admire everything and walk out empty handed because the prices are a little pricey. EXCEPT for their feta. For some reason, their feta is amazing and not expensive and oh so delicious. I would love to find a place like the one in Roslindale in NYC (here is the address: http://www.roslindale.ma.phonepagesinc.com/Bob%20Pita%20Bakery%20Inc/)

  4. haley says:

    Oh man, I used to live 2 blocks from damascus (up to a week ago), but never made it in.


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