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Dec 18, 2009 03:20 AM

Longshot....Dried Figs (or fresh) in DT Crossing/Financial District

I'm sort of in a jam and need to pick up some dried figs on my lunch break today...any idea?

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  1. Not the shortest round trip, but they'll certainly have dried figs at Syrian Grocery Importing Co., 270 Shawmut Ave in the South End. They may have fresh figs, too; when they do, they put a hand-written sign in the front window near the door to say so.

    1. Trying to think of something closer - But can you hop the Red Line to Andrew and hit the Baltic deli? I would bet they have them at this time of year.

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      1. re: Bob Dobalina

        Based on the weather both options are daunting, but its for a holiday party so it must be done. I'll give both a ring to see what their fig status is.

        1. re: NahantNative

          C-Mart (just east of the CHinatown arch) might have figs; if not, possibly the dried fruit place next to Eldo bakery (on Harrison north of Beach)

          1. re: barleywino

            I'm not familiar with this dried fruit place, its directly next to Eldo Bakery?

            1. re: NahantNative

              Think he means Aji no Ichiban. It's not really a dried fruit place - it's a snack place, with candies and other random munchies. Since we tend to snack on a lot of dried fruits, there are things like dried plums, mango, etc., but these usually are not suitable for cooking if that's what you're looking for. And I don't recall seeing dried figs there before.

              1. re: kobuta

                Thanks for the update, I am looking to cook with them.

      2. You might try the north end/ haymarket. there is a spice/coffee place in NE that may have dried fruits and the syrian place near haymarket pizza stand.

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        1. re: gourmaniac

          Yes - I think I saw them there last week. Haymarket may still even have fresh ones (Friday and Saturday).

        2. Bina Alimentari? 571 Washington Street

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          1. re: phonelady

            If you are going to Haymarket, you may want to go just a wee bit further into the North End. The little fruit/veggie shop on Parmenter Street normally carries them.

            1. re: phonelady

              Good call on Bina, they have them for $4-5 per 8oz's...seems like a decent price. It will save me from freezing to death as well since its a short walk.

            2. Whole Foods on Cambridge Street (near MGH). Several varieties dried, not sure about fresh. Also, Trader Joe's in Back Bay (899 Boylston).