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macewindu420 Sep 23, 2010 12:15 PM

Any suggestions about where to buy Thai basil in the Boston area?

Thai Basil Restaurant
132 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

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    skippy66 Sep 23, 2010 04:01 PM

    Idylwilde Farm in Acton always has it.

    Idylwilde Farm
    366 Central St, MA 01720

    1. Mike5966 Sep 23, 2010 02:10 PM

      Lotte Market at 297 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge also has it. Looked pretty fresh last time I was there. You get a handful in one of those small plastic-wrapped styrofoam trays.

      1. okra Sep 23, 2010 01:10 PM

        as always...

        560 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472

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        1. re: okra
          pondrat Sep 24, 2010 08:59 AM

          Yes...I got some a Russo's a few weeks ago.. I had to ask one of their people to check in the back...but as always they were stocked.

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          Cachetes Sep 23, 2010 01:10 PM

          I've picked it up at Market Basket in Chelsea a few times in recent months.

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          1. re: Cachetes
            marcreichman Sep 25, 2010 08:24 AM

            They moved their little SE Asian section to the middle of Produce, and the old section is now a bunch of Broccoli. I find their Thai basil to be a nice bunch but it's at least double the price of the bunches at Russo's. Still, in a pinch, nice to find Thai basil, galangal, birds eye chiles, lemongrass, etc. in one spot at Market Basket!

            1. re: marcreichman
              Cachetes Sep 25, 2010 03:04 PM

              Thanks - I saw that they moved it last time, after a bit of searching. I have never been to Russo's, so I guess it will have to be next on my list.

              As for MB, they have galangal? I hadn't even looked for it - I just recently began to try to cook some different Thai dishes, and had been missing it. I'll be sure to give it a go! Thanks for mentioning it

          2. galangatron Sep 23, 2010 12:26 PM

            you should be able to find thai basil at most asian markets. c-mart in chinatown, ming's supermarket in the south end, and hong kong market in allston to name a few. the smaller se asian markets should have it too

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