Anyone else noticed any recent price hikes on Boston chow?
- finlero Jun 4, 2008 09:44 AM
Looks like cost of ingredients is trickling down. A few price hikes I've seen this week:
* Small subs at Al's State Street have gone from $4.50 to $5 even. I believe the large went from $6.50 to $7.
* Banh mi at 163 Vietnamese Sandwich have gone from $2.50 to $2.75/$3 depending on the sandwich. Not exactly bad value, to say the least, but still noteworthy.
Anyone else notice any price increases around the city?
I know this isn't "in Boston" bit I did notice some significant increases on the menu at Lil' Vinny's in Somerville on my last visit. Some entrees are up four or five dollars.
I'm seeing increases all over the place. Some are small, some are big, but it's definitely becoming a trend. No surprise, considering the rise in commodities...
The NY times has a fascinating article today detailing how restaurateurs (in NY) have been dealing with increased costs of raw materials. Some of the levels of inflation in staple items (rice, flour, even tofu) were quite dramatic.
Whole Food seems to have raised their prices on sushi and some of their lunch items - the adobo turkey chimichanga used to be $3.99 and it's now $4.99
The bahn mi at PhoViet went up to $3.25 recently. The horror. Still the best lunch value in town. In fact, think I'll go get one right now...