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

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.

    China Fair
    2100 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

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

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        1. re: Eatin in Woostah

          Foodpak Express near the South End area.

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

        China Fair
        2100 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

        1. if you are not in a rush you can order them online.

          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.


            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!

                China Fair
                2100 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA