Thursday, April 13, 2006


I thought you might be interested in gathering your ingredients and groceries from some of these excellent, extra special independent markets. I highly recommend all of them.


Formaggio Kitchen
244 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA (10-minute walk from Harvard Square)
268 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA (South End)

Murray's Cheese Shop, New York
254 Bleecker Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues), Greenwich Village
1.888.MY.CHEEZ (love the phone number)

Fahey & Formagerie, Nantucket, MA
49A Pleasant Street, 508.325.5644


Burdick's Chocolates
52-D Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 617.491.4340
Heavenly homemade chocolate mice (their signature chocolate), truffles, the works. Choose one of three hot chocolates to go (milk, dark or white hot chocolate).

Cardullo's Market
6 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 617.491.8888
Confections from all over the world! Highly recommend the German Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs with toys inside. Fun and delicious.


Support your local farmers!
Visit the Massachusetts Farmers website to find the Farmers Market in your area.
The Central Square Farmers Market is in the parking lot behind Pearl Arts and Crafts and takes place every Monday, 12pm - 6pm, from May 22nd to November 20th. Harvard Square also has a Farmers Market in front of the Charles Hotel, Fridays 1pm - 6pm and Sundays 10am - 3pm.


New Deal Fish Market
722 Cambridge Street (between Inman Square and the Cambridgeside Galleria), Cambridge, MA, 617-876-8227
Carl the owner knows everything there is to know about fish including recommendations on preparation. Super friendly guy and unbelievably knowledgable. I learn something new every time I go in there.

Courthouse Fish Market
484 Cambridge Street (midway between Inman Square and the Cambridgeside Galleria), MA, 617.491.1213
Official website
In addition to a wide selection of fish, they also carry amazing olives, Portuguese cheeses and bread, olive oil and other specialty sundries.


Savenor's Market
92 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA, 617.723.MEAT
160 Charles Street, Boston, MA, 617.576.MEAT


Christina's Spice Market, 1255 Cambridge, Street (adjacent to Christina's Ice Cream), Inman Square, Cambridge, MA, 617.492-7021


Carreiros Barcelos Bakery
695 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA, 508.676.8661

Central Bakery
723 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA (specialize in heavenly Portuguese corn bread, sweet bread and rolls), 617.547.2337

Chaves Market
49 Columbia Street, Fall River, MA, 508.672.7821
Incredible fish, amazing meats and other quality Portuguese ingredients. A feast for the senses!

Furtado's - sausage market
544 N. Underwood Street, Fall River, MA, 508.679.6781

Super 88
Multiple locations in Boston metropolitan area but the Allston location is huge.
One Brighton Ave., Allston, MA, 617.787.2288


Blogger Carol said...

great resources. i can't believe of all the times i've been on brattle street, i've never seen cardullo's! gotta check it out. thanks!

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Donna said...

Not only do you get the best quality products in these places but the owners and staff get to know you and offer helpful tips. The only way to shop for food.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would highly recommend Fastachi for superb nuts - what a treat! Fastachi is in Watertown, MA on Mt. Auburn St. (I think I've got that right.) Their website is

Best, Elizabeth

8:53 AM  

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