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

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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.

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    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).

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