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Medjool Dates

lel Mar 28, 2008 04:40 AM

Where can I find Medjool dates in the Boston area? I previously purchased them at the fruit and vegetable store on Salem St. in the North End. I believe they have recently gone out of business. Thanks in advance.

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    ScoobieSnack RE: lel Mar 28, 2008 05:05 AM

    I know that Russo's usually has them. Most of the Whole Foods in the area will carry them as well.

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      tweetie RE: ScoobieSnack Mar 28, 2008 05:11 AM

      Trader Joe's and Market Basket carry them too. The batch I got at MB last week was particularly moist and sweet and as always, the price was right.

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        terrystu RE: ScoobieSnack Mar 29, 2008 01:43 PM

        Are we talking whole with pits still in? - cuz they are not nearly as good if they have been previously pitted.

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        Peter B Wolf RE: lel Mar 28, 2008 06:24 AM

        Tabrizi Bakery. 56A Mt. Auburn Street Watertown, 926-0880
        On Mount Auburn very near Watertown square within a block of Demos. Iranian bakery with very unique cookies: chickpea flour, walnut macaroon, rosewater poppy seed Specialty IceCreams !! Also try the little white dried figs and the dried mulberries (not as interesting.)

        Sevan Bakery, 599 Mt. Auburn St. Watertown,
        Oils, Olives, Cheese

        Massis Bakery , 569 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, 617- 924-0537
        Oils, Olives, Cheese

        All three have them

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          yumyum RE: Peter B Wolf Mar 28, 2008 12:41 PM

          I saw nice looking ones for $6.99/lb today at Massis. I didn't notice at Sevan or Arax.

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          madcow RE: lel Mar 28, 2008 06:42 AM

          Even Costco has them.. We got them there yesterday.

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            BostonZest RE: madcow Mar 28, 2008 10:00 AM

            I was very please at how good the ones from Costco were. What a great buy!

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            djr222 RE: lel Mar 28, 2008 07:35 AM

            I got the organic ones at Russos , this week , realy good

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              beacon_hill_boy RE: lel Mar 28, 2008 10:11 AM

              Ramon at the Syrian Grocery in the So.End imports many food products for area restos and shops. If you want Persian pistachios, that's where you go! I wasnt looking for medjool dates last visit, but this grocery usually has them.

              Great review of the Syrian Grocery, here:

              Syrian Grocery Importing Co
              270 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA

              1. applehome RE: lel Mar 30, 2008 12:10 PM

                I haven't found that any of the local sources (Costco, TJ's, WF, supermarket) are anywhere near as good as the ones I get mail order.


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