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Where to buy Chinese food containers in the Cambridge/Somerville/Boston area?

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Would like to use these for some upcoming outside events. Does anyone know where they can be bought? Thanks!

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  1. I don't know for sure (ie, call first) but would think that China Fair, on Mass Ave near Porter Square, would be a good bet.

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    China Fair
    2100 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

    1. I think I've seen them at iParty in Medford.

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      1. re: jacquesf

        Yes, iParty, and sometimes Michael's

        1. re: Eatin in Woostah

          Foodpak Express near the South End area.

      2. I have seen them at China Fair which is past Porter Square.

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        China Fair
        2100 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

        1. if you are not in a rush you can order them online.
          http://www.papermart.com/Product%20Pa...

          Depending how much you need, you might be able to buy some from your favorite chinese takeout restaurant.

          1. Try the container store. There is one in Chestnut Hill

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            1. re: emilief

              And, the Container Store often has colors and patterns. I bought some with dog bones on then to package homemade dog treats. Those may only be in the stores and might be seasonal.

              Penny
              http://www.bostonzest.com/

            2. I buy them in Chinatown, and you can get them a lot cheaper there I would imagine than a "specialty" store. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the place, but it sells a ton of things from individually wrapped chopsticks (which I also bring on picnics) to toys, clothes, knick-knacks, etc. I need to pick some up and I'll try to remember to report back with the name and street.

              1. Sure enough, China Fair had them in gigantic cartons - as soon as I walked in the door. Because I am in a hurry (this weekend is upon us) I bought what I found - $.49 for the small and $.60 for the larger. With more planning next time, I would love to see the patterned ones the Container Store has to offer. Thank you for all your suggestions - I appreciate the tips!

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                China Fair
                2100 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA