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searching for some speciality foods

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searching for some speciality foods

jdubboston | Jul 6, 2006 01:56 PM

HELP! Have just moved to Boston from NYC & am trying to feel out the scene for eclectic/ethnic grocery shopping - looking for some suggestions!

Specifically:
*frozen Acai - does the Brazilian supermarket near Porter Sq have this?
*spelt pizza dough - prefer fresh (i.e. from a pizza place that offers it as a crust option) versus frozen...
*GOOD quality RAW bulk nuts & dried fruits - again, would prefer fresh versus packaged - any good middle eastern markets that would have a wide selection?
*as above, good quality, bulk olives/capers/hot peppers/etc
*really dense, dark, multi grain & seed breads - my husband & I prefer our bread almost a little 'sour' versus 'sweet,' so no honey, etc

We are located Downtown and I am fully willing to travel within Boston/Cambridge area, whatever is reachable by T! For comparison, if people know NYC, I lived in Chelsea and went to Queens for the Trade Fair grocery stores for my Brazilian fix, to Sahadi's in Brooklyn for all my bulk stuff (as well as the best hummus, taramosalata, fresh feta...yum)Union Square market for my bread and to the East Village for my pizza dough.

I've been exploring the farmer's markets - Copley Sq last Friday, City Hall yesterday... great quality - yay!
Thanks in advance.

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