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

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NahantNative Dec 18, 2009 03:20 AM

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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    bostonbroad Dec 18, 2009 06:21 AM

    Deluca's on Charles Street is probably a good bet.

    1. Science Chick Dec 18, 2009 05:41 AM

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

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        phonelady Dec 18, 2009 04:32 AM

        Bina Alimentari? 571 Washington Street

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          birdy30 Dec 18, 2009 04:52 AM

          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.

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            NahantNative Dec 18, 2009 06:51 AM

            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.

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            gourmaniac Dec 18, 2009 04:14 AM

            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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              nsenada Dec 18, 2009 04:48 AM

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

            2. Bob Dobalina Dec 18, 2009 03:33 AM

              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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                NahantNative Dec 18, 2009 04:15 AM

                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.

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                  barleywino Dec 18, 2009 04:25 AM

                  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)

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                    NahantNative Dec 18, 2009 04:29 AM

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

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                      kobuta Dec 18, 2009 05:58 AM

                      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.

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                        NahantNative Dec 18, 2009 06:00 AM

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

              2. MC Slim JB Dec 18, 2009 03:24 AM

                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.

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