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Chinatown Grocery Stores??

NewToBoston Feb 14, 2004 01:15 PM


I was wondering if someone can tell me the addresses and as much directional information as to where the grocery stores are in Chinatown? I am honestly directionally challenged - and I have scoured the posts here and eekp seeing "super 88" and "see sun market" as places in CT...? I just cannot figure out where they are through my internet searches and every boston.com or what not website. If there are others, I would love to see them too or know where they are. Thank you so much,


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    9lives RE: NewToBoston Feb 14, 2004 02:44 PM

    For most items, I like Cheng Kwong Market...73 Essex St..owned by the Super 88 people

    For roast meats, there's a little shop with no English name on the south side of Beach St..next to Korea House....60 something Beach

    mapquest can help you locate these places.

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    1. re: 9lives
      Chris VR RE: 9lives Feb 14, 2004 05:26 PM

      There are 2 Super 88 markets in Boston. One is in South Bay Shopping Center in Dorchester and the other is in Allston, near Boston University.

      Here's what Superpages has to say; you can use the info in Mapquest.

      Super 88
      1095 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
      (617) 787-2288

      Super 88
      101 Allstate Road, Dorchester, MA 02125
      (617) 541-5624

      1. re: Chris VR
        Dax RE: Chris VR Feb 17, 2004 09:34 AM

        Super 88 in Allston is at the Packard's Corner T stop on the B Green Line I think.

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          BobB RE: Dax Feb 17, 2004 02:23 PM

          Yup. Just about where Comm Ave & Brighton Ave split. They have a parking lot, too.

        2. re: Chris VR
          joypirate RE: Chris VR Feb 17, 2004 09:51 AM

          Isn't there one on Washington Street past NEMC?

          1. re: joypirate
            9lives RE: joypirate Feb 17, 2004 12:38 PM

            It's past NEMC...on Harrison..

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              JMello RE: 9lives Mar 2, 2004 02:24 PM

              No, it is on the corner of Washington and Herald Street.

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                9lives RE: JMello Mar 2, 2004 08:22 PM

                You're correct.

                I "know" where it is, because I go there pretty regularly. I called them a few weeks ago, to get an exact address for the questioner. They said what sounded like "Harrison" but they were saying "Herald"...slight language barrier.

        3. re: 9lives
          Limster RE: 9lives Feb 16, 2004 12:18 AM

          I've always been very pleased with the quality of the vegetables at Cheng Kwong. Fresh and well trimmed.

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            chowcat RE: Limster Feb 16, 2004 04:02 PM

            Hear, hear. They have that special ginger, lots of different chois, and I've had good luck with the fish too. Best of all, they are so convenient for shopping apres dim sum at Chau Chow City. Though a little less so now that I've switched my allegiance to Empire Garden and Pacific Garden for dim sum. 8^)

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              galleygirl RE: chowcat Feb 16, 2004 04:13 PM

              Tank fish, or fish on ice?

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          fyedgeworth RE: NewToBoston Feb 15, 2004 11:54 AM

          I prefer the Sun Sun Market on 18 Oxford Street, located just down the street from the Taiwan Cafe. The shelves are well organized and the quality of the fresh things are a step up from most of the competion.

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            dchow RE: NewToBoston Feb 15, 2004 09:36 PM

            i kind of like ming's on the other side of the pike. you can walk there if you go along washington street from chinatown towards the new england medical center, or you can take the silver line, and it drops you off right there, right past the teradyne building on the left. the super 88 is there, too, on the right side.

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