Decent Groceries Framingham to Worcester
Recently moved to the area. So far these are grocery stores i frequent:
Whole Foods in Framingham;
Italian next door to Tomasso Trattoria;
asian grocery in Westboro (not a good selection but for the lack of better choice...);
indian grocery (forgot the name) on route 9/135 (again in Westoboro) - the selection looks good but i don't cook much indian;
any mexican? good butcher? asian?
I don't know the area very well (only visit a few times a year near Hudson/Stow but if there is a Roche Brothers near by the quality/selection is very good.
There is a Roche Brothers in Natick not very far from Framingham on Route 135. There is a brazilian supermarket called GOL in Framingham on 135 which has pretty good meats- things you won't find elsewhere like fresh hams and alot of ethnic canned and dry goods - a variety of beans, manioca flour, etc.
A few specialty markets in Worcester that are worth visiting:
Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Market
408 Pleasant St.
Very good for middle-eastern specialties, both fresh and frozen, and both prepared foods and ingredients. Nice olives, grains, and spices in bulk.
892 Main St.
Good variety of Asian ingredients -- strongest in Vietnamese, but also Chinese, Thai, Korean. Good banh mi.
232 Chandler St.
Excellent natural & organic fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats. Nice prepared foods, and hard-to-find items.