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Iranian grocery stores in boston area?

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n.cole Sep 23, 2007 07:32 PM

Just moved to boston and was wondering if there are any Iranian grocery stores in the area? I am looking for things like unripe grapes, dried lemons, sabzi (greens for stews and kuku's), kashk (whey)...
I searched the board and only found references to a bakery in watertown, and restaurants: lala rokh in beacon hill, moby dick's in boston and molana in watertown.
thanks in advance!

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    foodperv RE: n.cole Sep 23, 2007 07:55 PM

    pardon my ignorance about the subject but wouldn't a middle eastern grocery store do if it would it just will open more doors for your search

    1. passing thru RE: n.cole Sep 24, 2007 04:43 AM

      tabrizi bakery in watertown that you've already found is the only directly iranian place that i know of.

      http://www.tabrizibakery.com

      but there are 4 other armenian/middle eastern markets in watertown (arax, sevan, massis and eastern lamejun) that may have things that you're looking for. arax likely has the widest selection of goods.

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        galleygirl RE: passing thru Sep 24, 2007 07:16 AM

        Yes, I know Arax has a slight Muslim bent (Ramadan sweets made in-house), and caters to Lebanese, as well...My pick, too.

      2. hotoynoodle RE: n.cole Sep 24, 2007 09:07 AM

        not iranian, but there is a syrian grocer on shawmut ave. in the south end, and several middle eastern shops along blackstone streeet at haymarket.

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          n.cole RE: n.cole Sep 25, 2007 12:41 PM

          thanks for your suggestions! headed to arax and found most of what i needed (and lots of things i didn't need as well!).

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            poho RE: n.cole Sep 25, 2007 03:57 PM

            Near Arax on Mt Auburn St is Super Hero, a Persian grocery. They have sabzi, kashk, dhoug, and (in season of course) goji sabz. Also all the little sweets you might like (those chickpea flour cookies shaped like little 4-leaf clovers), and Persian CD's behind the counter.
            Welcome to Boston!

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              passing thru RE: poho Sep 25, 2007 04:54 PM

              oh, good to know. i had no idea, thanks for the tip. the boston university persian page linked below lists it as 509 mt auburn...they also list a persian grocer called "middle eastern store" at 128 arlington st in watertown, fwiw.

              http://people.bu.edu/persians/links/

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