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Grocery store with bulk section?

TownSpa Nov 28, 2010 04:32 PM

I'm looking for a grocery store with a good bulk foods section. I moved back here from Seattle and haven't found a grocery store comparable to where I shopped there. Any ex-Seattlites are probably familiar with the Ballard Market or Thriftway stores. Where in Boston can I get bulk cereal, flours, lentils, candy, nuts, and dried fruit? Is there a local chain I'm missing?

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    purple bot RE: TownSpa Nov 28, 2010 04:38 PM

    Whole Foods. Particularly the new one in Dedham.

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      trueblu RE: TownSpa Nov 28, 2010 04:38 PM

      I presume that you don't want to join costco or other membership warehouse store? They have all the items you want, in bulk quantities...and much cheaper (for some items, e.g. almonds/ walnuts) than any grocery store that I'm aware of.


      1. trufflehound RE: TownSpa Nov 28, 2010 04:40 PM

        Harvest market in central square, some whole foods.

        1. peregrine RE: TownSpa Dec 1, 2010 08:50 AM

          BAZA, the Russian supermarket in Newton, off Needham Street past Filene's Basement has an excellent selection of the bulk foods you seek.

          30 Tower Road, Newton

          They also have lots of Eastern European and Middle Eastern delicacies, pastries, and an excellent selection of prepared foods on the hot-bar and cold-bar.

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