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

Small Plates Jul 6, 2010 12:35 PM

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

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  1. GretchenS Jul 6, 2010 12:48 PM

    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

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      jacquesf Jul 6, 2010 07:03 PM

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

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        Eatin in Woostah Jul 6, 2010 07:24 PM

        Yes, iParty, and sometimes Michael's

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          joebloe Jul 6, 2010 07:35 PM

          Foodpak Express near the South End area.

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        BackBayGirl Jul 6, 2010 07:57 PM

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

        China Fair
        2100 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

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          Chocomom Jul 6, 2010 08:11 PM

          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.

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            emilief Jul 7, 2010 01:13 PM

            Try the container store. There is one in Chestnut Hill

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              BostonZest Jul 7, 2010 01:38 PM

              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.


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              rozziegirl Jul 7, 2010 01:27 PM

              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. Small Plates Jul 7, 2010 01:59 PM

                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

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