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janzy Feb 6, 2007 09:40 AM

where can I get real syrian bread in the greater Boston area and not the stuff the supermarkets sell.
Its gone now, but there was a place across from the Holy Cross Cathedral in the south End.

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  1. thegolferbitch RE: janzy Feb 6, 2007 09:43 AM

    Janzy, there are some great places up in the Merrimack Valley (Methuen) but I don't know if you want to go that far? George's Bakery and Korbani's bakery in Methuen have it and are fantastic (other yummy stuff too)

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      galleygirl RE: thegolferbitch Feb 6, 2007 05:33 PM

      Arax Market in Watertown carries these, and more. From Montreal, from Rhode Island (Hellenic bakery is my favorite)...

    2. SeaSide Tomato RE: janzy Feb 6, 2007 09:44 AM

      Droubi's-- Roslindale Square or Near East Bekery. Many of the wonderful shops in Watertown.

      1. Science Chick RE: janzy Feb 6, 2007 09:59 AM

        The Armenian grocers/bakers on Mt. Auburn Street in Watertown have a really great selection.

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          Taralli RE: Science Chick Feb 6, 2007 10:01 AM

          #71 bus from Harvard Sq. to Coolidge Sq. on Mt. Auburn for Sevan Bakery, Arax Market or Massis Bakery, all within 2 blocks. Also right in the SE is the Syrian Grocery Importing Company at 270 Shawmut Ave.

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          lergnom RE: janzy Feb 6, 2007 01:18 PM

          Near East Bakery on Washington Street in West Roxbury - toward Dedham. Russo's in Watertown sells bread from Montreal that is, in my opinion, better but it's hit or miss if they have it.

          1. trufflehound RE: janzy Feb 6, 2007 04:21 PM

            A few more sources:
            Georges and Bays stae in worcester
            Cedars market in Norwood.
            Lawrence area has a few bakeries.

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              galleygirl RE: trufflehound Feb 6, 2007 05:36 PM

              Arax Market in Watertown, carries all of these, as well. i think for all of the out of town Syrian/ Aemnian/ Turkish/ Russian bakeries, Arax has the largest selection. i always choose mine there on the basis of what is freshest.

            2. MaineRed RE: janzy Feb 6, 2007 04:53 PM

              Russo's in Watertown has -- what seems to me -- a very good selection. Don't forget the (many) Middle Eastern groceries on Mt. Auburn St. in Watertown...

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