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Broadway Market near Harvard U--avoid the dairy cases

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Broadway Market near Harvard U--avoid the dairy cases

Sarah W-R | Mar 25, 2005 01:15 PM

If you live in the immediate vicinity of Harvard, you probably pick up necessities like bread and milk at Broadway Market a lot, since, alas, there is no other grocery store nearby. I do my regular shopping at WF, TJs, and Star, but when I need something for that night's dinner, etc., I often stop at B'way on my walk home, gritting my teeth and paying the scandalous prices.

For all those in the same situation, I wanted to give a heads-up about what seems to be negligent storage of refrigerated foods. I have been shopping there for over five years, but in the past six months, on THREE occasions, I have bought something dairy-based from the various refrigerated cases that turned out to be spoiled, even though it was within the expiry date. Once it was yogurt, once milk, and once creme fraiche. Each time, I took the item back and the manager was very apologetic and refunded my money, but this seems to be a chronic problem. The Cambridge board of health website says that they have a current "A" grade inspection certificate, but these dairy items were clearly not properly stored.

Just FYI. I am certainly going to continue buying fruit, veg, bread, etc., because it's so convenient.

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