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Bay Sweets Market; West Roxbury.

galleygirl | Jun 27, 2008 06:28 AM

Their card says “French and Mediterranean Market”, which may be why they get no mention here. Let’s call it what it is, folks, a very good Middle Eastern market. Not as all encompassing as the Big Daddies in Watertown, but better than ‘if you’re in the neighborhood”. I make it a point to stop here when I’m in West Roxbury, after dropping in for a quick bite on the way to a demo, and being blown away by their “veggie”. Veggie what, I’m not sure, but it was a large, pita-like flatbread, with lots of fresh peppers, olives, mushrooms, chopped fresh tomatoes, and just a sprinkling of feta in olive oil. It sounds ‘meh’, but is just so sweet, and juicy and fresh tasting, and fairly guiltless….

They have fresh pita from a number of vendors, including my favorite, Hellen Bakery in North Providence, the aforementioned sweets, a ten choice or so olive bulk selection, all kinds of Middle Eastern dairy and cheeses, all kinds of canned stuff, , grains and rice, every nationalities' teas (including two sizes of bulk Yerba mate), and all types of Za-atar.

In fact, there’s a decent bulk spice counter right behind the checkout.
There’s also a take-out made-to order food area in the back corner. Based on my repeated 'veggies', I'd go for that way before Samia’s, which seems to get more mention but was empty the day I tried it.

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